Celebration of Chinese Spring Festival

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(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)

Governor-General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling joined Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest, a number of Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials and diplomatic stakeholders, in celebrating the Chinese New Year with People’s Republic of China Ambassador His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife, Madame Zheng Chuncao, on January 23, 2019, at the British Colonial Hilton.  Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Brent Symonette brought remarks on behalf of Minister Darren Henfield, joining with other community leaders and stakeholders bringing greetings at the podium.  Among those present included Minister of Health the Hon. Duane Sands; Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle; Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle; Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson, Foreign Affairs Director General Ambassador Sharon Brennen-Haylock; Director of Works Melanie Roach; and President of the Bahamas China Friendship Association Gershan Major.  Students of the University of The Bahamas and St. Andrew’s School performed songs in Mandarin. 

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