The High Commission is pleased to remind Bahamian Nationals who qualify, that voter registration continues at the Mission in advance of the National Referendum on “Web Cafe” and “National Lottery” to be held on Monday 28 January 2013. The current legislation allows ONLY for students and Bahamian Government workers, their spouses and any immediate member of the family living within their household, to register and vote from overseas. Any individuals outside of these categories, i.e., Students, and staff of the Bahamas High Commission, Bahamas Tourist Office, Bahamas Maritime Authority and any international organization to which The Bahamas is accredited; may register and vote only in The Bahamas.
Invitation from the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie: “The Bahamas International Business & Investment Forum will highlight the key advantages The Bahamas, and Grand Bahama in particular, will have in capitalising on the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is due to be completed in 2014. The event will also showcase The Bahamas as a global investment destination of choice with a wide range of opportunities across a number of key sectors. Held under the theme “At the Crossroads of 21st Century Trade and Investment”, the Forum will be organised by the Government of The Bahamas, the Commonwealth Business Council and the Grand Bahama Port Authority”.
The Commonwealth Business Council platform encourages greater engagement between developed and developing countries, sharing of best practice across the sector and the connection of investors to new opportunities in a diverse range of markets.
International participation is expected from the Americas , Canada , UK , West Africa , Brazil , Asia & Caribbean to explore business & investment opportunities in The Bahamas. Expected audience – 300 delegates comprising of CEO’s , MD’s , GM’s, CFO’s , Project Directors , etc besides Ministers and local delegation.
PUBLIC NOTICE: ORDER OF REFERENDUM
The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to inform the general public that the Governor-General has issued an Order of Referendum in accordance with Section 3A of the Referendum Act to conduct a National Referendum on Monday, 28th January 2013. The Referendum is intended to “ascertain the will of the Bahamian electorate as to whether a National Lottery should be instituted and whether Web Shops should be regulated, licensed and taxed” in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
The Questions to be put to the Bahamian Electorate are as follows:-
- Do you support the requlation and taxation of Web Shop Gaming?
- Do you support the establishment of a National Lottery?
A registered voter is required to vote at the polling station where his/her name appears on the polling division register. Each voter is expected to present his/her voter’s card or a passport or other sufficient means of identification to the satisfaction of the Presiding Officer.
Sherlyn W. Hall
Parliamentary Commissioner (Acting)
Bye Election – Notice for the North Abaco Constituency
Writ of Election for the North Abaco Bye-Election has been issued. As a consequence the date for the Bye-Election for the North Abaco Constituency has been set for Monday, 15th October, 2012 and Nomination Day has been set for Wednesday, 26th September, 2012.
The procedure for application for the Advanced Poll will be the same as it was in the General Election.
All eligible voters for the North Abaco Constituency must complete “Form J” on or before Wednesday, 26th September, 2012 to vote in the Bye-Election.
Please contact The Bahamas Consulate General – Atlanta office to obtain “Form J” for submission.
Thanks for your cooperation.
(Acting) PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER
Welcome to the Official Website of the Bahamas Consulate General, Atlanta GA.
Our Consulate General has the role of representing The Bahamas and of protecting Bahamian interests in one of the world’s most dynamic and important cities. Our main goal is to bring our services to your doorstep. We make information and resources about the Bahamas readily available and easy to access. Visit our Consular Services tab. There you will find trade and investment opportunities as well as popular tourist attractions in the Bahamas.
We make downloading Passport and Visa forms easier than ever before. Now with the click of a button you can have your application instantly. Lastly, have links to recommended websites including Bahamian Government Agencies, various Bahamian Missions, business chambers and leading newspapers.
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Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta Mission
Our mission is not only to provide consular services to all Bahamian Nationals within our jurisdiction, but to assist and protect them as well. We also pledge to endorse Bahamian interests through the promotion of bilateral relations in the areas of trade, investment and tourism.
The Consulate has a duty to serve Bahamian nationals in the following Southeastern states, helping to ensure their safety and welfare:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina