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Former Governor General, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (left) poses with His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Lady Smith.

A State Reception was held commemorating The Bahamas’ 49th Independence Anniversary under the theme, “Proud To Be Bahamian”. The event was staged at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Here’s a look from around the Ballroom.

More photo highlights below:

The cake in the colours of the National Flag – aquamarine, gold and black — was cut by the Governor General.

Miss Bahamas World Sienna Evans poses with His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Lady Smith.

Pictured from left to right: Kay Francis; Lady Smith; His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General; the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle, Minister of State for the Public Service; Mr. Herman Rolle; and Dr. Duane Sands, Chairman of The Free National Movement.

Guests danced the night away to the sounds of Visage.

Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe and Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, in a photo- op at the 49 th Independence Anniversary State Reception at Baha Mar Convention Centre, Monday, July 11, 2022.

Her Excellency Leslia Brice and Mr. Leander Brice enter the Ballroom of Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, July 11, 2022 for the State Reception commemorating The Bahamas’ 49 th Independence Anniversary under the theme, “Proud To Be Bahamian”. Closely behind are Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander and Commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King.

Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis enter the Ballroom of Baha Mar for the 49 th Independence Anniversary State Reception.

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius Smith, Governor General and Lady Smith arrive at the Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, July 11, 2022 for The State Reception commemorating The Bahamas’ 49 th Independence Anniversary under the theme, “Proud To Be Bahamian”. Pictured on the receiving line are: Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis; Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree and Lady Moree; Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper and Mrs. Cecilia Cooper.

Former Governor General, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (left) poses with His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Lady Smith.

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius Smith, Governor General and Lady
Smith arrive at the Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, July 11, 2022 for The
State Reception commemorating The Bahamas’ 49 th Independence Anniversary
under the theme, “Proud To Be Bahamian”. Pictured on the receiving line are:
Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis; Chief Justice Sir
Brian Moree and Lady Moree; Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Tourism,
Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper and Mrs. Cecilia Cooper.