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Bahamian students win scholarships in China

Sixteen Bahamian students received scholarships from the government of the People’s Republic of China to study and complete Master’s Degrees in China. Pictured: Standing with the students are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell (centre right); China’s ambassador Yuan Guisen (centre left); permanent secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Philip Miller (front, extreme left); and Bahamas China Friendship Association president Anthony Capron (front, extreme right). (BIS Photo/Gena Gibbs)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The candidates will study either International Economics of Business Administration, or Public Diplomacy.

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with China’s ambassador Yuan Guisen, and representatives from the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China, held a ceremony at the Foreign Affairs Ministry November 7.

The awardees are: D’Andra Andrews, Anishka Bethune, Nadia Bowe, Janeille Brathwaite, Angelo Butler, Dayvan Carey, Gregory Culmer, Oquendo Lewis, Keevon Maynard, Tammi Miller, Anna Amelia Moss, Heneka Rolle, Lavert Ross, Ecarscha Ambrose-Smith, Joshua Thompson, and Tamara Turnquest.

Bahamas China Friendship Association (BCFA) President Anthony Capron attended the ceremony, along with regional vice president, Philip Simon, of the China Friendship Federation of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Recently named number seven on Travel+Leisure’s list for the World’s Best Hotels for Families, Atlantis Paradise Island falls in the top tier of family favorites for hotels in the region.

A new baseball stadium will be completed in Nassau next year. The stadium will be named after Bahamian baseball great, Kenneth Andre Ian Rodgers–the first Bahamian to play US Major League Baseball.

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