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Bahamas High Commissioner to speak at Trinidad & Tobago independence

Bahamas High Commissioner Picewell Forbes is to participate in the 50th independence anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from the UK August 31, 1962. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012

NASSAU, The Bahamas (Bahamas Information Services) – His Excellency Picewell Forbes, Bahamas High Commissioner to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will represent the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as he participates in the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration announced Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

He will convey congratulations to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas. Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from Great Britain on August 31, 1962 and was a founding member of the Caribbean Community on August 1, 1973.
The Bahamas became the 13th Member State on July 4, 1983 and has worked with Trinidad and other member states on many common interests through functional cooperation that strengthened familial ties and geopolitical relationships over the years.

The Councils for Trade and Economic Development (COTED); Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Finance and Planning (COFAP) are the principal organs of CARICOM that have facilitated this functional cooperation in the advancement of the common national interests of both countries. Mr. Forbes leaves the country on Thursday, August 30 and returns on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

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