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In January 2017, R. S. Tumber had the honour to meet with Eldred Bethel in the High Commission of The Bahamas.

The High Commission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas was first established in 1970. His Excellency Mr. Eldred E Bethel, has been the High Commissioner since 17 December 2012.

Bethel has served as News anchor of the 6pm news for the New Providence radio station Star 106.5FM and the Producer of a nightly commentary "My Reporter's Notebook". Bethel is a Past Master of the Prince Hall Royal Eagle Lodge and a Stalwart Councilor of The governing Progressive Liberal Party.

The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to many large-scale hotels, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.