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The Bahamas Consulate General
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Paulette Zonicle, Consul General
Ms. Paulette Zonicle is the first female Consul General to be appointed to Washington, DC by The Bahamas Government. She was appointed in April of 2013. As Consul General, Ms. Zonicle is responsible for of Bahamian people in her jurisdiction. Ms. Zonicle's responsibilities extends to twenty-five states. She is also responsible for the consular activities of the Government of The Bahamas which includes, but is not limited to, the issuance of visas for visitors to the Bahamas, passports for Bahamian citizens, document authentication and investment matters.

Ms. Zonicle was educated in The Bahamas at the College of The Bahamas and later at Lambuth University in Jackson, TN where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Political Science.

She returned to The Bahamas and began her career in radio and television broadcasting working her way up to television anchor and director of the news department. Ms. Zonicle has hosted many shows that took her across The Bahamas and around the world.
In her political life, Ms. Zonicle was a Senator in the now ruling party of The Bahamas for five years and was also a part of the Caribbean Parliamentary Association in Bangladesh. Ms. Zonicle is the founding member of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in the Bahamas and was also an insurance executive for two of the major insurance companies on the Bahamas. She was also president of Ardyss in the Bahamas, the largest multi-level marketing company in the world.

Ms. Zonicle has one daughter and in her spare time, she’s an avid reader and loves to cook and travel.
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