NEWS & EVENTS
Consul General Treco and the Consulate Office serve the people of The Bahamas as their presence to the citizens and residents of Florida and numerous southern states within the United States of America. These pages gather together some of the principal occasions of that service.
Diplomacy 
Consul General Treco attended other Consulates within the Mission to lend support to other Consulate Generals.

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ATLANTA, GA (Date Needed): Consul General visited the Bahamas Consulate Atlanta and extended congratulations to his diplomatic Colleague Consul General Randy Rolle.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. (Date Needed): Consul General visited the Bahamas Consulate Atlanta and extended congratulations to his diplomatic colleague Consul General Forrester Carroll.
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WASHINGTON, DC (19 June 2014): Consul General Treco attended an official event at the Bahamas Consulate Washington, DC. The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, officially opened the new Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex in downtown Washington, D.C.
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NEW YORK, NY (23 September 2014): The Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Addressed the United Nations Climate Summit.
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MIAMI, FL (Sunday, 10 November, 2013): Bahamas Consul General to Miami, Mr. H. Ricardo Treco along with Deputy Consul General Sandra Carey, and Vice Consul Tracee Dorestant visited St. Annes Episcopal Church, in an effort to continue the Consulate's outreach initiative to those Bahamians in its jurisdiction. This visit also included a presentation on the role and responsibility of the Consulate.
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MIAMI, FL (Date Needed): Consul General Treco visited Bahamian Nationals at Krome Detention Center in Miami.
Education 
Working in partnership with local universities through an Educational Partnership Initiative to foster strong academic success and support for Bahamian students throughout its jurisdiction.

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DAYTON BEACH, FL (Date Needed): Consul General Treco gave congratulatory remarks during The Federation of Bahamian Students and Federation at Bethune Cookman University.
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The Hon. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, met recently with officials of Florida Memorial University (FMU) at the University to discuss an Education Partnership and University Development.

Consul General Treco was officially welcomed to the Miami Gardens, Florida, campus by both President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis and Vice President of University Advancement Dr. John Berry.
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Consul General Treco visits Miami's first and only public research university, with offering of bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Florida International University is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.
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Consul General Treco attended St Thomas University School of Business for a special event on Global Entrepreneurial Week event.
Patriotism 
The showcasing of Bahamian Patriotism speaks of the Pride in one’s country and pride in the accomplishments or achievements of one’s country, showcasing a strong presence of nationalism.

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A capacity crowd of Bahamians, Bahamian descendents, and friends of The Bahamas, gathered at the Historic St. Agnes Church, Miami Florida on Sunday to take part in an Ecumenical Service celebrating the Bahamas 40th Anniversary of Independence.
A cross section of Bahamian spiritual leaders from the South Florida area took part in the service.  Highlights included the introduction of the new Bahamas Consul General of The Bahamas to Florida, Mr. H. Ricardo Treco;  Remarks from the Government of The Bahamas brought by Bahamas Minister of Financial Services, Mr. Ryan Pinder and an inspiring (sometimes funny), Independence Message from the Rector of St. Agnes, Father Denrick Rolle.

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Bahamians, descendants andfriends of The Bahamas, on Sunday collected during a ancestral St. Agnes Church, Miami Florida for an Ecumenical Service imprinting a country’s 41st Anniversary of Independence. The well-attended Ecumenical Service was a delay of month prolonged Bahamas Independence celebrations, organized by a core organisation of leaders in a community.

Preceded by a month of weekend Junkanoo Fish Fry’s in June, a Independence celebrations strictly began Jul 5th with an Independence Picnic. This past Sunday’s pivotal event, will be followed by a Gala Scholarship Fundraising Ball, by a National Association of The Bahamas, that will take place on Saturday, Jul 19th, during a Hilton Omni, Downtown Miami.

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The Bahamas Consulate General Miami hosted a Picnic in the Park in commemoration of the 41st Anniversary of Independence of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on Saturday 5th July, 2014.

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The Ecumenical Service, highlighted by a sermon presented by Father DeAngelo N. Bowe, St. Peter’s and St. Anne’s Parish, North Abaco, Bahamas, was followed by a Reception in St. Agnes church’s hall.

During the reception, The Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs joined Consul General Treco and Mrs. Treco in the annual cake cutting of the Anniversary cake.

Saint Agnes Episcopal Church is one of Miami’s oldest and largest churches. Currently pastored by Father Denrick Rolle, the church received its name back in the late 1800’s because the majority of the founding members had been members of the well-known St. Agnes Church, in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Bahamians in South Florida will mark the 40th Anniversary of their country’s Independence with month long celebrations in July. The celebratory observances will culminate with a gala Black-tie event, to take place, July 27th at the Doubletree By Hilton, Miami Airport and Convention Center.  Prime Minister of The Islands of The Bahamas, the Honorable, Perry Christie is expected to lead the list of distinguished guest.

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The Family Fun Day is designed to provide an opportunity to promote Bahamian culture in a festive, clean and safe environment. The purpose of the event is to expose the people of South Florida to “all things Bahamian” including arts and craft items, cuisine and Junkanoo. Activities for the day will also include the Bounce Castle, Face Painting and live DJ. The major attractions of the day are the cook-off, “Conch ain’t ga no bone,” and the Junkanoo competition where trophies and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

Business 
The economic empowerment aim of this jurisdiction is to develop a dialogue with other entities to devise a strategy of how to develop and advance economic projects and figure out how significant the project basis is in order to improve economic growth for Bahamians through business development, education, entrepreneurship, technology, and job creation.

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The School of Business kicked-off Global Entrepreneurship Week – for the fifth consecutive year – Wednesday, November 20th with a weekly program that features successful entrepreneurs from various walks of life. The Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, directed by Dr. Justin Peart, has continued to expand is role in the School of Business, opening the yearly experience to the wider community for the benefit of our STU students. A growing number of graduate students are pursuing their dreams to own their own businesses and are increasingly taking new courses in entrepreneurship, offered by the school.

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The Hon. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, recently met with Mississippi Lieutenant Governor J. Tate Reeves and officials of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and the Leadership Greater Jackson Alumni (LGJA).

Consul General Treco was officially welcomed by Ms. Kayla Paul Lindsey, President of the LGJA, and Mr. Gabriel Prado, MDA’s Latin America and Caribbean Trade Specialist.

Under the theme “Bringing The Bahamas to Jackson, Mississippi,” Consul General Treco highlighted the fact that The Bahamas is a nation that is known for its natural beauty and a vibrant tourism industry with rapidly increasing vacation home markets. He noted that The Bahamas has a mature, sophisticated financial services sector and is one of the most attractive international business and financial centres of the world.

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The Caribbean South America Energy Summit, organized by the Oliver Kinross Ltd will take place from 9th June to the 10th June 2014 in Miami, USA. The conference will cover areas like Explore and learn about the Recent Developments Driving, Opportunities in the Oil, Gas, Power and Renewable Sectors.

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Consul General Treco attended business showcasing hosted by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce. South Florida’s proximity to the Caribbean and Latin American market creates unique opportunities for business development and public private partnerships; which in turn could potentially stimulate both regions’ economy.

Foreign Relations 
Throughout the year the Consul General established a good foreign relations campaign that allows conversations regarding “The Sister City Program” between The Bahamas and cities in the United States of America.

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The signing of a sister city agreement between Hope Town (Abacos, Bahamas) and Stuart, Florida, took place at a special session of the Hope Town District Council on Saturday, July 26, 2014, according to a Bahamas Press article.
Consul General Ricardo Treco said this activity speaks volumes for the great foreign relations of The Bahamas and emphasized the ways in which it will enhance the economic development and infrastructure of Abaco through great partnership and citizen to citizen diplomacy.

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Franz Hall, newly appointed Consul General to Miami, with responsibility for the Southern USA has assured Jamaican Diaspora that he will be continuing dialogue and collaboration for further engagement in projects to the benefit of the overseas communities, as well as in Jamaica.

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Consul General Treco paid a courtesy call to the State Department in Miami, Florida.

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Broward County’s newest municipality, created March 1, 2005, is located in southeast Broward County and consists of the neighborhoods of Miami Gardens, Carver Ranches, Lake Forest and Utopia. With more than 13,721 residents, the new city borders Miami-Dade County on the south, Pembroke Park on the east, Hollywood on the north and Miramar on the west.

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The Hon. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, and Deputy Consul General Sandra Carey recently attended a Centennial Celebration event of the City of Stuart, Florida, whose early settlers included Bahamian nationals, many of whom were contracted workers and others who migrated for economic pursuits. Today, Bahamians are actively involved in the development of communications in Stuart.

Consul General Treco and Deputy Consul General Carey were formally greeted by Mayor Troy McDonald and Calvin Turnquest, a Bahamian national who is a candidate for the US House of Representatives, District 18.Consul General Treco and Deputy Consul General Carey were formally greeted by Mayor Troy McDonald and Calvin Turnquest, a Bahamian national who is a candidate for the US House of Representatives, District 18.

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Consul General Ricardo Treco paid a visit to Denver, Colorado on Saturday 12th July, 2014, to attend 41st Anniversary of Independence Celebrations by the Bahamas Association of Colorado. The Consul General, Mrs. Treco, and Vice Consul Tracee Dorestant were hosted to an afternoon of family fun and wonderful Bahamian food.

The Consul General gave brief remarks, thanking the association for extending the invitation and emphasized the Consulate's mission of outreach to all Bahamians in its jurisdiction. Colorado is one of eight states under the Consulate of Miami's jurisdiction.

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Consul General Treco had an official meeting with Michelle Spenser Jones in Little Haiti. Miami, Florida.