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WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday, June 19, 2014: 8:00 PM): At 4:00 PM this afternoon, the Honorable Frederick A. Mitchell, M.P., the Minister of Foreign Affairs presided over the official opening of the Embassy Consular Annex of The Bahamas. The occasion marked the realization of a long-held dream of the late Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas and father of the nation. The opening of the consulate also celebrates another first, the appointment of a Consul General of The Bahamas for Washington DC, Ms. Paulette Zonicle.

During the ceremony, His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States offered congratulations to the Consul General for the critical role that she played in ensuring the successful opening of the Embassy Consular Annex of The Bahamas. Mr. Juan Alsacé, Director of Caribbean and Western Hemisphere Affairs for the Department of State of United States, who also offered congratulations, was joined by other dignitaries from the United States and the Caribbean.
WASHINGTON, DC (Saturday, May 3, 2014): PASSPORT DC 2014 celebrated the rich and diverse cultures embodied and represented by various embassies with offices in the District of Columbia.

Passport DC 2014 showcased 50 embassies from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas. Artists and artisans, performers, lecturers, teachers, and others provided a range of educational and cultural activities and opportunities. Participants enjoyed the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different more than fifty countries across several continents. Visitors were treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations. Admission was free to all.

The Embassy of The Bahamas and the newly established Embassy Consular Annex of The Bahamas welcomed thousands of visitors to enjoy a taste of The Bahamas.
WASHINGTON, DC (Monday, March 3, 2014): After months of preparation and weeks of renovations, the recently established Embassy Consular Annex of The Bahamas opened it doors and began serving Bahamian citizens in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and more than twenty other states across the United States of America. Consul General Paulette Zonicle congratulates her staff for their hard work in making this historic event a reality.
VATICAN CITY (November 18, 2013): The Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Perry Christie made history in Vatican City by becoming the first Bahamian Prime Minister to have an audience with a Pope. Prime Minister Perry Christie met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Monday, November 18, 2013. During the discussion, mention was made of the theme of emigration, and the contribution the Catholic Church may offer to The Bahamas, especially in the welfare and education sectors.

Prime Minister Perry Christie was joined in the delegation by Mrs. Christie, Ministers Fred Mitchell, Ryan Pinder, and Senior Policy Advisor, Sir Baltron Bethel. Later, the entire Bahamian delegation joined Pope Francis and Prime Minister Christie, and took individual photos with the pontiff. Prime Minister Christie paid tribute to the Roman Catholic Church in The Bahamas and thanked the Pontiff for the thousands of Catholics who contributed to the development of the country. In addition, he spoke with great pride that The Bahamas has in its native son, Archbishop Patrick Pinder.
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