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Photos from United States Embassy  Nassau, The Bahamas's post
24/07/2022

Photos from United States Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas's post

24/07/2022

Congratulations to Shaunae Miller-Uibo for winning Gold ๐Ÿฅ‡ in the 400m at the World Athletics Championships.

Thank you for always representing The Bahamas with tremendous grace and for making our entire country proud.

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CHICAGO, Illinois - Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, Michael C. Fountain, Ambassador Nicholas Symonette and Consul Ge...
11/07/2022

CHICAGO, Illinois - Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, Michael C. Fountain, Ambassador Nicholas Symonette and Consul General Patrick Adderley joined local and visiting Bahamians at the annual Bahamas Association Independence Picnic at Foster Beach on Saturday, 9th July 2022, celebrating the 49th anniversary of The Bahamas' attainment of independence from Great Britain on 10th July 1973. The Bahamas Consulate Chicago helped sponsor the picnic, which is always held the second Saturday in July and has been a cornerstone event for local Bahamians in and around the city for decades.

Photo Credit: Wanda Wright and Gloria Jenkins

CHICAGO, Illinois - The Honorable Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, commemorated the 49th Anniver...
10/07/2022

CHICAGO, Illinois - The Honorable Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, commemorated the 49th Anniversary of Bahamian Independence with a flag raising ceremony held at the Richard J. Daley Center Plaza in downtown Chicago on Friday, 8th July 2022. Local Bahamians, elected officials, friends and supporters joined the celebration.

Under the theme, "Proud To Be Bahamian," Consul Fountain brought remarks at this fifth raising of the Bahamas flag in his jurisdiction. He provided a brief history of Bahamian Independence from the morning of the first ceremony, detailed the accomplishments of notable Bahamians and underscored the interconnectedness of the modern challenges Bahamians face the world over.

The Bahamas flag, an international symbol of the unity, stability and strength of the Bahamian people, was then ceremonially raised for the second time within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago.

The Daley Center, originally known as the Chicago Civic Center, is the premier civic center of the City of Chicago. Daley Plaza offers free cultural programming under the world renowned Picasso sculpture, including flag raisings and cultural ceremonies.

Photo Credit:
Amber Marie Green
Wanda Wright

Photos from The Official Nassau Guardian Ltd. (1844)'s post
10/07/2022

Photos from The Official Nassau Guardian Ltd. (1844)'s post

10/07/2022

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Photo source:- vintagebahamas.com

10/07/2022
Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas's post
09/07/2022

Photos from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas's post

The Chicago Consulate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas extends well wishes for safety and peace to all celebrating thi...
04/07/2022

The Chicago Consulate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas extends well wishes for safety and peace to all celebrating this 246th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America- July 4th, 2022.

It was an honor to be in the room.
19/06/2022

It was an honor to be in the room.

CHICAGO, Illinois - Bahamian delegates led by the Honorable Patrick Adderley, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, DC, ...
18/06/2022

CHICAGO, Illinois - Bahamian delegates led by the Honorable Patrick Adderley, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, DC, met with public and private sector leadership on their first mission to Chicago facilitated by the Honorable Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, June 09 and 10, 2022. The Bahamian Delegation traveled to Chicago in order to facilitate the provision of mobile passport services to members of the diaspora in the Midwest Jurisdiction, where over 40 Bahamian nationals from multiple states were assisted.

The Consul General was accompanied by Bahamas Department of Immigration personnel: Kingsley Smith, Chief Passport Officer and Farieba Hepburn, Systems Supervisor. Washington delgates included: Janine Gibson, Vice-Consul; Felipe Major, Administrative Assistant and Danzell Patrick Knight, Consulate intern.

Honorary Consul Fountain facilitated bilateral meetings with the Speaker of the Illinois House, the President of the Illinois Senate and executive leadership of the Shedd Aquarium. The leaders engaged delegates regarding matters of Bahamian agriculture, business markets, economic development, education, energy policy, investment, marine science and research, tourism, trade, and training and employment opportunities for Bahamians in the Commonwealth and the Midwest Jurisdiction. Honorary Consul Fountain and Consul General Adderley also provided planning details for the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations occurring next year. Additionally, delegates took time to meet with members of the diaspora in Chicago at a dinner hosted by Honorary Consul Fountain and Executive Chef Jeffrey Crittenden.

Consul General Adderley and Honorary Consul Fountain will be working in concert to achieve actionable agreements with another round of higher level meetings in the fall.

Special thanks to Donna Johnson and Dianna Walkine.

Photo Credit:
Wanda Wright
Janine Gibson
Danzell Knight

17/06/2022

Congratulations to Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors for winning the 2022 NBA championship.

Thank you for being a gracious representative of our country both on and off the court and for embodying the strength and resilience of The Bahamian people.

17/06/2022

What a proud moment for the 242, to see Klay Thompson draped in the Bahamian flag to celebrate the team victory after the Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Championship last night defeating the Boston Celtics! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ†



Caption:
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) holds up the Bill Russell Trophy after being selected the Most Valuable player after the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Embassy Consular Annex of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas will engage a consular mission to Chicago, Illinois during...
31/05/2022

The Embassy Consular Annex of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas will engage a consular mission to Chicago, Illinois during the period June 09 - 10, 2022. This mission will include processing new passport applications and renewals. If you are a Bahamian residing in the Midwestern United States jurisdiction and you require passport services, please contact us at 202-734-6578 or email at [email protected] by
June 03, 2022.

Biden announces US ambassador pick - The Nassau Guardian
19/05/2022
Biden announces US ambassador pick - The Nassau Guardian

Biden announces US ambassador pick - The Nassau Guardian

United States (US) President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Calvin Smyre as US ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. In September, Biden announced his intent to nominate Smyre as US ambassador to the Dominican Republic. The nomination was se...

15/05/2022

Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, with Michael Fountain, Honorary Consul for The Bahamas in Chicago and Paul Clare Jr, Foreign Service Officer. Discussed the 50th anniversary celebration of The Bahamas' independence in Chicago. 14 May 2022

The Bahamas Honorary Consulate in Chicago celebrates eight years today as the first fully accredited diplomatic post rep...
06/03/2022

The Bahamas Honorary Consulate in Chicago celebrates eight years today as the first fully accredited diplomatic post representing the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the Midwestern United States:
6 March 2014 - 6 March 2022.

08/01/2022

It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier. Our whole Bahamas grieves and extends our deepest condolences to his family.

But even as we mourn, we celebrate the life of a great Bahamian: a cultural icon, an actor and film director, an entrepreneur, civil and human rights activist and, latterly, a diplomat.

We admire the man, not just because of his colossal achievements, but also because of who he was: his strength of character; his willingness to stand up and be counted; and the way he plotted and navigated his lifeโ€™s journey.

The boy who moved from the tomato farm of Cat Island to become a waiter in the United States; The young man who not only taught himself to read and write, but who made the expression of words and thoughts and feelings central to his career; The man who expressed his rage against racial injustice through quiet dignity; The humanitarian who used his steely determination not just to better himself, but to better the world that he lived in, filtered through the milk of human kindness. And all of it achieved without sacrificing integrity, charm, elegance or wit.

These things donโ€™t come easily. But the fight can be good.
Your peers donโ€™t give you an Oscar, you win an Oscar. Success is not a given โ€“ but it can come to those who translate talent into craft and perseverance.

As Sidney said himself in his autobiography: โ€œYou don't have to become something you're not, to be better than you were.โ€

This is the mark of the man. In our national anthem, we remind ourselves to โ€œsee how the world marks the manner of our bearingโ€. Sir Sidneyโ€™s bearing upon the world shines as among the best of us.

Our country is in mourning, and so I have instructed that the Bahamian flag be flown at half-mast at home and in our embassies around the world.

We know the world mourns with us. Sir Sidneyโ€™s light will continue to shine brightly for generations to come.

07/01/2022

BREAKING: Beloved Bahamian actor and former ambassador Sir Sidney Poitier has died. He was 94. A Broadway play about the trailblazing career of the visionary actor was announced last month. Sir Sidney's death was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell.

03/12/2021

Statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs
On the death of Jacqueline Avant
For Immediate Release

1 December 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes with sadness, the tragic shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, mother of former United States Ambassador to The Bahamas from 2009 to 2011.

On behalf of the Prime Minister Philip Davis and the government, I convey the condolences.

I express those condolences to the Avant family and to the Embassy of the United States in The Bahamas.

May she rest in peace.

End.

Pictured L-R: Former US Ambassador Nicole Avant with her mother Jacqueline and father Clarence Avant. Source:
RODIN ECKENROTH/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES

29/09/2021

The best female basketball player in the world is from Freeport, Grand Bahama. Let that sink in! Congratulations to Jonquel Jones for being named the 2021 WNBA Most Valuable Player. We are so proud and will be cheering loudly as you lead the Connecticut Sun in the postseason.



Graphic: The Athletic

Bahamians vote for change of Government
18/09/2021
Bahamians vote for change of Government

Bahamians vote for change of Government

Bahamians voted for a new government in General Elections held on Thursday 16 September 2021, continuing the trend of one-term governments taking place for the past 24 years. Preliminary results shโ€ฆ

17/09/2021
Tidal Wave - The Nassau Guardian
17/09/2021
Tidal Wave - The Nassau Guardian

Tidal Wave - The Nassau Guardian

In a brutal rejection of the Minnis administration, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis was yesterday elected as the fifth prime minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas after his party won more than 30 seats in the 39-seat House of Assembly. The unofficial results showed th...

Minnis concedes - The Nassau Guardian
17/09/2021
Minnis concedes - The Nassau Guardian

Minnis concedes - The Nassau Guardian

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis conceded defeat in the 2021 general election on Thursday night after early results showed the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) taking a comfortable lead. The outgoing prime minister said he will lead the FNM into the House of Assembly as leader of...

Michael K. Williams Bahamas At SunriseAnastarcia Huyler Palacious Interview:"I have always celebrated and been very prou...
08/09/2021
A Conversation with Michael K. Williams

Michael K. Williams
Bahamas At Sunrise
Anastarcia Huyler Palacious Interview:

"I have always celebrated and been very proud of the fact that because of my Bahamian roots, I come from a very elite group of people: starting with Sir Sidney Poitier, Esther Rolle, Roxie Roker, Lenny Kravitz, Calvin Lockhart; the list goes on of Bahamians or people of Bahamian descent that have impacted the arts and/or sports: Rick Fox and...my brother from Golden State... (Klay) Thompson. I have always had pride in the fact that I belong to that group of people."

He will be missed.

http://www.makingkidswin.com/about.html

Did you know that Michael K. Williams is a Bahamian with ties to communities in Nassau, Bahamas? I sat with this great actor to learn more about his success ...

Singapore's Independence Day, 9 August 2021.Congratulations to the Government and People of Singapore as they celebrate ...
09/08/2021

Singapore's Independence Day, 9 August 2021.

Congratulations to the Government and People of Singapore as they celebrate their 56th Anniversary of Independence.

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and the Republic of Singapore have enjoyed seventeen years of friendly diplomatic relations, based on mutual respect for peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development. Our collaboration on areas of shared concern in the international arena, in particular at the United Nations and the Commonwealth, is especially appreciated.

On this special day, we hope that the Government and People of Singapore enjoy their celebrations and continue to strive for the best. We wish them a Happy Independence Day.

The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire's 61st Anniversary of Independence: 7 August 2021Congratulations to the Government and Peo...
07/08/2021

The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire's 61st Anniversary of Independence: 7 August 2021

Congratulations to the Government and People of Cote d'Ivoire as they celebrate their 61st Independence Day.

Our countries have enjoyed strong diplomatic relations stemming back to 1988 and we anticipate continued growth as we move forward in our collaborative endeavors.

The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire has advanced on many areas, including economic and social dimensions, after a past civil war. With such a turnaround, this country can take pride in its achievements.

Warmest regards to the Government and People of Cote d'Ivoire on this honorable occasion.

Jamaica's 59th Anniversary of Independence:6 August 2021Congratulations to the Government and People of Jamaica as they ...
06/08/2021

Jamaica's 59th Anniversary of Independence:
6 August 2021

Congratulations to the Government and People of Jamaica as they celebrate the country's 59th Anniversary of Independence.

The Bahamas and Jamaica's strong diplomatic relations continue to deepen as the similarities between our cultural and colonial history foster our shared vision for a unified and prosperous Caribbean Region.

We are honored to celebrate Independence Day with the friendly nation of Jamaica, one of the family members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

We send our best wishes on this historic and special day to the Government and People of Jamaica.

Photos from United States Embassy  Nassau, The Bahamas's post
06/08/2021

Photos from United States Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas's post

Photos from United States Embassy  Nassau, The Bahamas's post
06/08/2021

Photos from United States Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas's post

Bolivia's 196th Anniversary of Independence:6 August 2021.Congratulations to the Government and People of the Plurinatio...
06/08/2021

Bolivia's 196th Anniversary of Independence:
6 August 2021.

Congratulations to the Government and People of the Plurinational State of Bolivia as they celebrate the 196th year of independence as a sovereign nation.

As countries in the Americas, we are pleased to have had diplomatic relations with Bolivia since 1983, a country that has kept peace and harmony among its indigenous ethnic groups over the years. We commend Bolivia on efforts taken to improve the livelihoods of all through healthcare, education, and progression towards economic development.

We are therefore honored to congratulate Bolivia on its nearly two centuries of independence and send our best wishes to the Government and People of Bolivia.

Photos from The Official Nassau Guardian Ltd. (1844)'s post
06/08/2021

Photos from The Official Nassau Guardian Ltd. (1844)'s post

06/08/2021

GOLD FOR SHAUNAE

BREAKING | Bahamian track star Shaunae Miller-Uibo successfully defended her Olympic title in the womenโ€™s 400 meters at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Miller-Uibo is now a double gold medalist after winning the 400m final in a time of 48.37, a new national record.

06/08/2021

Bahamian Olympic athlete Shaunae Miller-Uibo scheduled to compete in the Women's 400m Finals at 8:35 a.m. Friday morning.

Tune in to the ZNS Network on CableTV ch 211 & 420 and FlowTV ch 113 & 115.

05/08/2021

BREAKING | Steven Gardiner is the menโ€™s 400 meters Olympic champion.
Running out of lane seven, Gardiner blazed down the home stretch to sn**ch the gold at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.
The Bahamian 400 m national record holder crossed the finish line in a time of 43.85.

03/08/2021

Shaunae Miller-Uibo places 8th in the 200m finals. On to the 400.

๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ

03/08/2021

The 400m title defense is officially underway. Shaunae Miller-Uibo wins heat 1 in 50.50 secs

The semifinals begin Wednesday at 6:30am

๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ

Photos from 10th Year Seniors's post
02/08/2021

Photos from 10th Year Seniors's post

Photos from 10th Year Seniors's post
02/08/2021

Photos from 10th Year Seniors's post

Photos from 10th Year Seniors's post
02/08/2021

Photos from 10th Year Seniors's post

Switzerland's National Day, 1 August 2021.Congratulations to the Government and People of Switzerland as they celebrate ...
01/08/2021

Switzerland's National Day, 1 August 2021.

Congratulations to the Government and People of Switzerland as they celebrate their National Day.

Our diplomatic relations have reflected sound partnership and continued growth since 1974, based on mutual respect and admiration. We congratulate Switzerland on its accomplishments on this honorable day.

As the Government and People of Switzerland celebrate their National Day, we wish them continued success and warmest regards on this occasion for continued peace and prosperity.

01/08/2021

Devynne Charlton advanced to the final of the womenโ€™s 100 meters (m) hurdles at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday. Charlton crossed the finish line in 12.66 seconds. She finished second in her semi-final heat.
Pedrya Seymour finished eighth in her heat in a time of 13.09 seconds, but failed to qualify for the final.
The final will be held at 11:50 p.m. Monday in Tokyo, 10:50 p.m. Sunday night in The Bahamas.
File photo of Devynne Charlton

01/08/2021

Clocking his season's best time at the Olympics! Congratulations, Alonzo! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ

01/08/2021

BREAKING | Bahamian elite athlete Steven Gardiner advanced to the semi-final of the men's 400 meters at the Japan National Stadium during the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Gardiner finished first in his heat in a time of 45.05 seconds.

Alonzo Russell also advanced to the semi-final, after crossing the finish line in 45.51 seconds. He finished fifth in his heat

31/07/2021

Great time improvement in a tough race. Well done, TYNIA! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Statement by The Rt. Honourable Philip Brave Davis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier.
Michael K. Williams
Bahamas At Sunrise
Anastarcia Huyler Palacious Interview:

"I have always celebrated and been very proud of the fact that because of my Bahamian roots, I come from a very elite group of people: starting with Sir Sidney Poitier, Esther Rolle, Roxie Roker, Lenny Kravitz, Calvin Lockhart; the list goes on of Bahamians or people of Bahamian descent that have impacted the arts and/or sports: Rick Fox and...my brother from Golden State... (Klay) Thompson. I have always had pride in the fact that I belong to that group of people."

He will be missed.

http://www.makingkidswin.com/about.html
Singapore's Independence Day, 9 August 2021.

Congratulations to the Government and People of Singapore as they celebrate their 56th Anniversary of Independence.

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and the Republic of Singapore have enjoyed seventeen years of friendly diplomatic relations, based on mutual respect for peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development. Our collaboration on areas of shared concern in the international arena, in particular at the United Nations and the Commonwealth, is especially appreciated.

On this special day, we hope that the Government and People of Singapore enjoy their celebrations and continue to strive for the best. We wish them a Happy Independence Day.
The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire's 61st Anniversary of Independence: 7 August 2021

Congratulations to the Government and People of Cote d'Ivoire as they celebrate their 61st Independence Day.

Our countries have enjoyed strong diplomatic relations stemming back to 1988 and we anticipate continued growth as we move forward in our collaborative endeavors.

The Republic of Cote d'Ivoire has advanced on many areas, including economic and social dimensions, after a past civil war. With such a turnaround, this country can take pride in its achievements.

Warmest regards to the Government and People of Cote d'Ivoire on this honorable occasion.
Jamaica's 59th Anniversary of Independence:
6 August 2021

Congratulations to the Government and People of Jamaica as they celebrate the country's 59th Anniversary of Independence.

The Bahamas and Jamaica's strong diplomatic relations continue to deepen as the similarities between our cultural and colonial history foster our shared vision for a unified and prosperous Caribbean Region.

We are honored to celebrate Independence Day with the friendly nation of Jamaica, one of the family members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

We send our best wishes on this historic and special day to the Government and People of Jamaica.