NASSAU, The Bahamas — President of the Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger arrived in Nassau today on a State Visit to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He is pictured upon landing at Lynden Pindling International Airport, and being greeted by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, was well as by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell, and other members of the Cabinet and officials. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the current Chair of CARICOM His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger touched down in Nassau for a State Visit to the country, March 2-4, 2017.
This will be the first state visit to The Bahamas since the visit of then President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa in 2003.
President Granger was greeted by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell; other Cabinet Ministers; Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade; Commander (Actg.) of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Captain Tellis A. Bethel; Ambassador of The Bahamas to CARICOM His Excellency Picewell Forbes and other dignitaries and officials.
The President’s Official Party included Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Carl Greenidge; Minister of Business the Hon. Dominic Gaskin; Minister of Agriculture the Hon. Noel Holder; Head of CARICOM Unit, Foreign Affairs, Charlene Pheonix; the President’s Aide-de-Camp, Major Mark St. Clair; Deputy Superintendent of Police, John Barker; Political Assistant to the President, William Cox and Press Relations Officer to the President, Lloyda Garrett.
During the brief ceremony, the President was accompanied by the Guard Commander, the Commissioner of Police and the Commander (Actg.) of the RBDF to inspect a joint Guard of Honour. His arrival in The Bahamas was also greeted by a 21-gun salute.
At the end of the ceremony, the President was also treated to a brief Junkanoo Salute Performance.
After the ceremony, the President called on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and on Thursday evening, he met with his nationals in The Bahamas.
On Friday, March 3, he will travel to Freeport for a tour of the second city.
And on Friday evening, he will be hosted to a state dinner.