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Foreign Affairs Press Release – Advisory on Hurricane Ian for Bahamian Nationals in South Florida

Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, HE Wendall Jones, meets President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON, DC —  Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Wendall Jones met at the Oval Office with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, recently.  The President accepted the credentials of Mr. Jones earlier, but  made a special effort to receive the Ambassador.  In a personal letter to Mr. Jones, President Biden wrote: “I welcome Ambassador Jones as a member of the diplomatic corps in Washington and express our Government’s desire to advance our common agenda and to deepen the strong and abiding friendship between our countries.”

Bahamian Delegation Lobby US Congress and Senate for Appropriation of Financial Assistance for Hurricane Restoration and Mitigation

On Monday and Tuesday, June 12th and 13th 2022, a Bahamian ministerial delegation comprising Minister of Works & Utilities Alfred M. Sears, QC, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service, Frederick Mitchell, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Ryan Pinder, Ambassador Wendall Jones and their respective technical and support staff met with various US Government officials in Washington, D.C. The purpose of these meetings was to lobby for financial assistance from the United States Government to support Hurricane Dorian restoration projects in Abaco and Grand Bahama as well as infrastructural improvement around the AUTEC Base in Andros. Attending these meetings were United States Senators, Congresspersons and their respective Staff members including:- 1. Senator Brian S...

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