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PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE
His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma

HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL
Nikolaos Antoni Karathanassis
Mr. Nikolaos Antoni Karathanassis was officially appointed Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Sierra Leone in Nassau. Mr. Karathanassis has worked for many years in Sierra Leone and throughout Africa. He formerly retired in 2004 to pursue his charity work through his foundation, The Karathanassis Foundation, www.KarathanassisFoundation.org which he formed over 12 years ago. Now living in Nassau and is currently working as Consul General promoting inward investment projects for Sierra Leone.


ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 7, 2006

Diplomatic relations between The Republic of Sierra Leone and The Commonwealth of The Bahamas was formally established on Tuesday, November 7th 2006. The agreement was signed at the United Nations in New York City by H.E. Dr. Paulette Bethel, Ambassador / Permanent Representative of The Bahamas and H. E. Mr. Joe Robert Pemagbi, Ambassador / Permanent Representative from Sierra Leone.

www.un.int/bahamas/dip_relations_sierra_leone.htm


THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS MINISTERY OF FORIEGN AFFAIRS
Fredrick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N 3746
Nassau, The Bahamas
+1 242 356 5629 Tel
+1 242 328 8212 Fax
mfabahamas@batelnet.bs
Elise Delancy, Chief of Protocol
Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre
West Bay Street
P.O. Box N 3746
Nassau, The Bahamas
+1 242 322 5611 Tel
+1 242 322 6016 Fax
elisedelancy@bahamas.gov.bs


ambassador & deputy permanent representative mission of the republic of sierra leone to the united nations
His Excellency Allieu I. Kanu
The Old Society Hall will be used as a cultural centre for local artists

Diplomatic relations between Sierra Leone and The Bahamas came about as a result of the ceremony to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in 2006. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone was the city where most Caribbean freed slaves returned to so there is an obvious strong cultural link between The Bahamas and Sierra Leone.

During the ceremony to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, The Old Society Hall Project was launched. The Old Society Hall is a building located in the community of Fox Hill in Nassau, New Providence. The Karathanassis Foundation initiated and funded the restoration of the hall as a gift from the people of Sierra Leone to the citizens of The Bahamas. The project was officially opened by His Excellency Allieu I. Kanu, Ambassador & Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of The Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations and Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, The Hon. Fredrick Mitchell, MP.





Sierra Leone Consulate - Bahamas
Maritime House 1st Floor, Frederick Street
P.O. Box CR-56766, Suite 747
Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
T:+1 242 424 8516