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