Mitchell introduces Ambassador Newry to Embassy staff in Washington

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Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell is pictured with staff members of the Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C. during a meeting at the Embassy on Monday, August 26, to introduce Dr. Eugene Newry as the new Bahamas Ambassador to the United States. Pictured seated from left are Dr. Newry; Mr. Mitchell; Dr. Elliston Rahming, newly appointed Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS); and Consul General Paulette Zonicle. Standing from left are Christine Dean, Custodian; Inga Dean, Consular Assistant; Colleen Isaacs, Senior Accountant; D. Hettiarachchi, Chauffeur; Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission; Jasmine Lightbourne, Private Secretary; Oswald T. Brown, Press, Cultural and Information Manager; Nesta Pathirana, Private Secretary; Cameron Ferguson, Registry Supervisor; and Tershira McDonald, Information Officer.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell on Monday, August 26, introduced newly appointed Ambassador to the United States Dr. Eugene Newry to staff members of the Bahamas Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. during a meeting held in the Embassy’s conference room.
Dr. Newry was The Bahamas’ Ambassador to the United Nations, but as announced in an official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 20, his appointment as Ambassador to the United States was made on the advice of the Prime Minister in the aftermath of the Dr. Elliston Rahming, who had been Ambassador designate to the United States, withdrawing his name from consideration and asking to be reassigned.

Dr. Rahming has been reassigned as the new Ambassador to the United Nations and he was introduced to his staff in New York by Foreign Affairs Minister Mitchell on Tuesday. He will continue as The Bahamas Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Dr. Newry previously served as the ambassador to Haiti from 2002-2007 under the first Perry Christie administration.

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