Governor General Dame Marguerite Visits Bimini

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Dame Marguerite speaks with students from all the schools in Bimini. The students gathered at the Gateway Academy Gymnasium for a special assembly, where they performed skits, sang and entertained Her Excellency in recognition of her visit to Bimini.

BIMINI, The Bahamas — Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Bimini on Friday, March 27, after a short visit to the Berry Islands.  In Bimini, Governor General Dame Marguerite and Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe met students and faculty of Louise McDonald High School and Gateway Christian Academy.

Dame Marguerite participated in the Planting of a Yellow Elder tree, a Tour of Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail, an All-Island Combined School Special Assembly, and a Luncheon at Resorts World Bimini attended by business, civic, local government, heads of department, and community leaders.

Minister Wilchcombe spoke to the school students in a special address, and gave examples of Sir Sidney Poitier and Dame Marguerite as Bahamians who began with very little, and accomplished great things in their lifetimes.

The Governor General and Minister Wilchcombe were accompanied in Bimini by District Administrator Oscar Munroe, Acting Superintendent Wendall Smith, Chief Councillor Robbie Smith, President of Bimini Christian Council Bishop Edmond Ellis, and Senior Undersecretary, Office of the Prime Minister Jack Thompson. (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)

Her Excellency Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling received a warm welcome to Bimini. Keri Bowleg, a student of Gateway Christian Academy, presented her with a floral arrangement during her Official Visit to Bimini on Friday, March 27, 2015.
Dame Marguerite plants the Yellow Elder Tree along the Nature Trail at Louise McDonald High School.
Minister Wilchcombe gave Her Excellency the Governor General a tour of the Bimini Monument during her Official Visit to the Island.
Dame Marguerite cuts a cake in Bimini.
Beautiful artwork by Jamaal Rolle, right.