Governor-General of the Bahamas

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Governor-General of the Bahamas
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Incumbent
Sir Arthur Foulkes
GCMG

since 14 April 2010
Viceroy
Style His Excellency
Residence Government House, The Bahamas
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation 31 July 1973
First holder Sir Milo Butler
Website www.bahamas.gov.bs
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The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is the viceregal representative of the Bahamian monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II). As the Queen cannot reside in all of her realms, she appoints representatives to carry out her duties as Queen of the Bahamas. Governors-General serve their term as such at Her Majesty's pleasure, but usually end their term within five years. They are also responsible for appointing the Prime Minister as well as other government Ministers after consultations with the Prime Minister.

Government House in Nassau is the official residence of governors-general. The current governor-general is Sir Arthur Alexander Foulkes.

Governors-General of the Bahamas (1973–Present)[edit]

# From To Name Comments
1 1 August 1973 22 January 1979 Sir Milo Butler
GCMG
Died in office
2 22 January 1979 25 June 1988 Sir Gerald Cash
GCMG, GCVO, OBE
3 26 June 1988 1 January 1992 Sir Henry Milton Taylor
4 2 January 1992 2 January 1995 Sir Clifford Darling
5 3 January 1995 13 November 2001 Sir Orville Turnquest
GCMG, QC
6 13 November 2001 30 November 2005 Dame Ivy Dumont
DCMG
Acting to 1 January 2002
* 1 December 2005 1 February 2006 Paul Adderley Acting
7 1 February 2006 14 April 2010 Arthur Dion Hanna
8 14 April 2010 Present Sir Arthur Foulkes
GCMG

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