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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte visited The Bahamas October 27-28. Pictured: (from left) Western Hemisphere Affairs Chief of Staff Stephanie Bowers; US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte; Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie; Minister of Foreign Affairs & Immigration Fred Mitchell; Minister Responsible for Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Shane Gibson; and director general, Bahamas Foreign Service, Sharon Haylock. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

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Mari Carmen AponteActing Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte visited The Bahamas October 27-28, 2016 and met with Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Perry Christie, Minister of National Security Dr Bernard Nottage, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell.

During her visit, she assessed hurricane recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which impacted The Bahamas at the beginning of October.

Aponte also discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues with senior officials.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has joined up with New Orleans Pelicans basketball team to promote The Bahamas as a premier destination for US tourists. Watch a report on the marketing campaign here.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has entered into a sports tourism partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans in hopes of positioning The Bahamas as the premiere vacation destination throughout the Gulf South, which includes the states of Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas.

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