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Bahamas celebrates National Pride Day

The Secretariat of the 40th Anniversary of Independence has planned a series of civic events today in Rawson Square. 

Friday, July 5, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013

US Independence

Rawson Square. Click on the picture to see enlargement. (BIS Photos/Gena Gibbs)

The Secretariat of the 40th Anniversary of Independence has planned a series of civic events for today to mark National Pride Day in Rawson Square from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

“The whole event is to foster pride in Bahamians.
Proud of our past, our culture, our heroes, our institutions, and each other. We have every reason to celebrate 40 years of independence,” says Joann Johnson, chairman of the National Pride Day Committee.

Johnson adds that Bahamians can participate in singing the National Anthem, reciting the National Pledge, and engaging in a National Prayer with fellow citizens.

She says there will also be a recording of the Independence Resolution spoken by the late Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling, followed by a performance by the National Children’s Choir.

There will be keynote remarks from Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Charles Carter.

There will also be a tribute to the Fathers of Independence followed by a ceremonial flag raising and wreath laying, as well as Junkanoo rush out and other performances in the evening.

The Acting Prime Minister Philip Davis brought remarks at the grand celebration to commemorate the 238th Independence of the United States. Pictured: (above) Acting Prime Minister Philip Davis makes a toast during the grand celebration to commemorate the 237th Independence of the United States hosted by the US Embassy and USORTHCOM at Old Fort Bay Club, July 3, 2013. At left is Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy, John Dinkelman. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Ltd, an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business), announced Friday that on July 10, 2013, the company will redeem all $180 million of its outstanding 9 per cent First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2014.

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