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Launch of 2015 World Day of Prayer Commemorative Stamps
By BIS
Mar 13, 2015 - 3:33:23 AM

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Artistic creations that were featured as images on the three stamps are shown, as Minister of Transport and Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin addresses the World Day of Prayer audience. From left are ‘Never Forget How to Serve’ by Jessica Colebrooke; ‘The Master Key’ by Tyrone Ferguson; and ‘Blessed’ by Chantal Bethel. (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)

NASSAU, The Bahamas – On World Day of Prayer on Friday, Minister of Transport and Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin officially launched the 2015 World Day of Prayer Commemorative Stamps of The Bahamas that featured the work of three Bahamian artists, whom she recognized during her remarks on the official launch. The ceremony took place at the General Post Office, East Hill Street.

Postmistress General Debbie Pennerman presented Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan with a set of the Commemorative Stamps: Minister Strachan, who was attending the ceremony marking the World Day of Prayer, formerly served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Aviation prior to her new post at the Ministry of Financial Services.

Bahamian artists Tyrone Ferguson and Chantal Bethel, two of the three artists whose creative talents were expressed in the commemorative stamps, were present at the ceremony. They were praised, along with their colleague artist Jessica Colebrooke.

Also receiving commendation was photographer Jim LaRoda, the official photographer for the new stamp collection, who also received a set of the new stamps from Postmistress Debbie Pennerman.

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Artists Tyrone Ferguson and Chantal Bethel (standing) are shown appreciation with applause from the audience. Seated from left: Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis; the Hon. Hope Strachan, Minister of Financial Services; and Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Aviation. (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)

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Audience at the stamps launch. (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)

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Postmistress Debbie Pennerman, left, and Minister Glenys Hanna Martin admire the new stamps. (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)


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