AmbHis Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming

Ambassador to the United Nations in New York (UN) and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS)


A native of Black Point Andros in The Bahamas, Dr. Elliston Rahming has a long and distinguished career in the public service.

He has served in The Bahamas Senate for five years (1992-1997); worked as Special Assistant to two Prime Ministers (Sir Lynden Pindling and Rt. Hon. Perry Christie); Consultant/ Advisor on Crime within the Ministry of National Security; Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison and Deputy Director of a detention facility in St. Louis, Missouri.

In April 2013, Dr. Rahming was appointed Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, (OAS), and in September 2013, he was additionally appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations.

Dr. Rahming holds a B.A. Degree in Sociology from Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida; M.S.W. and Ph.D Degrees with a concentration in criminology from Washington University in St. Louis. He studied law with La Salle Extension University, Chicago, IL, and Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Lakewood College in Ohio.

Dr. Rahming has written extensively on crime and punishment and has led workshops on corrections and prison – related topics throughout the Caribbean and North America. He is Vice President of ACHCPS – Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services and Chairman of the United Nations’ Save Our Sharks Coalition.

He is listed in the 2nd Volume of “Bahamian Legends” published by Jones Communications and was recognized by Bethune-Cookman University as among its “100 Magnificent Graduates.” He is listed on the United States’ National Deans’ List and is among “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”.


Dr. Elliston Rahming is a Bahamian Diplomat with a long career in politics, corrections, education and business.