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Bahamas delegation heads to UN General Assembly

The Bahamas delegation to the 68th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly left for New York, September 22, 2013, with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell serving as head of the delegation, until Prime Minister Perry Christie arrives in New York September 27. Pictured: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell speaks at a press conference, September 22, 2013. Also pictured at the press conference, held in the Diplomatic Lounge of the Lynden Pindling International Airport, is Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Sharon Griffin. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose) 

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Monday, September 23, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013

R PinderThe Bahamas delegation to the 68th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly left for New York, Septem-ber 22, 2013, with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immi-gration Fred Mitchell serving as head of the delegation, un-til Prime Minister Perry Christie arrives in New York Sep-tember 27.

“This year the Prime Minister will deliver the country’s national statement to the general assembly for the first time during his tenure as Prime Minister,” Minister Mitchell said, at a press conference in the Diplomatic Lounge of the Lynden Pindling International Airport yesterday.


His address is scheduled for September 28 at three o’clock in the afternoon.

Also present at the press conference was Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Sharon Griffin.

Minister Griffin will sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, at the UN Headquarters in New York, Tuesday, September 24.

The Bahamas will be joining Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago as a signatory, Minister Mitchell said.

Minister Mitchell noted that this year marks the 40th anniversary of The Bahamas’ membership in the United Nations.

Minister Mitchell added that the annual gathering in New York is the opportunity for nations to exchange views both bilaterally and in the multi-lateral context on a number of important issues.

Good service is key to the continuing success of The Bahamas' tourism industry, say sector leaders. Pictured: Panelists included (from left) former Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing; Vaughn Roberts, vice president of corporate finance and treasury at Baha Mar; former Minister of Tourism, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace; and President and managing director of Atlantis, Paradise Island George Markantonis.

As China continues to emerge as an economic power, The Bahamas is seeking to encourage more exchanges in tourism, education and investment. Watch an interview with Haldane Chase, director of the Confucius Institute at the College of The Bahamas.

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