There’s so much to do and see in Washington DC, but only certain individuals gain entry to the exclusive diplomatic scene. And if your not a politician, diplomat, or lobbyist, then your only hope is to be a DC insider. You know, kinda like me! But for now, let’s not focus on myself. So for today’s blog post I will take you to the Bahamas Independence Day celebrations hosted by the Embassy of the Bahamas, and commencing on July 8, 2016. The opening ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency, Bethesda. Guest came from far and near to participate in this joyful occasion. And I must say that the invitees arrived dressed to impress, displaying the patriotic colors of The Bahamas: gold, blue and black. Politicians from neighboring Prince George’s County, MD were also in attendance and some presented proclamations to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas as well as to the Consul General, Paulette Zonicle. Ms. Zonicle was the mistress of ceremonies, and there was no mistaking why she was formerly a renowned news anchor throughout The Commonwealth. When not captivated by the zestful words from Consul General, we dined on the local Caribbean Cuisine, observed an amazing art exhibit and were treated to a mini “Junkanoo”, aka a parade with music, costumes, and upbeat dance, but the Independence Day celebration didn’t end here. For the remainder of the weekend, the embassy and consulate hosted a picnic, a garden party and an elaborate high tea. It was certainly a weekend to remember, and at the top of my list of noteworthy must attend events!