Sam Hinds

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Samuel A. A. Hinds
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Prime Minister of Guyana
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 August 1999
President Bharrat Jagdeo
Donald Ramotar
Preceded by Bharrat Jagdeo
In office
19 December 1997 – 9 August 1999
President Janet Jagan
Preceded by Janet Jagan
Succeeded by Bharrat Jagdeo
In office
9 October 1992 – 6 March 1997
President Cheddi Jagan
Preceded by Hamilton Green
Succeeded by Janet Jagan
5th President of Guyana
In office
6 March 1997 – 19 December 1997
Prime Minister Janet Jagan
Preceded by Cheddi Jagan
Succeeded by Janet Jagan
Personal details
Born (1943-12-27) 27 December 1943 (age 70)
Mahaicony, British Guiana
(now Guyana)
Political party People's Progressive Party
Spouse(s) Yvonne Hinds
Alma mater University of New Brunswick

Samuel Archibald Anthony Hinds (born 27 December 1943)[1] is a Guyanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Guyana almost continuously since 1992. He also briefly served as President of Guyana in 1997. He was awarded Guyana's highest national award, the Order of Excellence (O.E.) in 2011.

He first became Prime Minister under Cheddi Jagan in 1992, following the October 1992 election, which was won by an alliance of the People's Progressive Party (PPP) and Hinds' group, Civic. When Jagan died in March 1997, Hinds became President himself, and appointed Mrs. Janet Jagan, O.E. as Prime Minister. He accepted the PPP/C nomination as Prime Ministerial Candidate for the December 1997 General Elections, running alongside PPP/C Presidential Candidate Janet Jagan, Jagan's widow; upon her election to the Presidency, Jagan re-appointed Hinds as Prime Minister.

Prior to this Hinds worked for Alcan, as the head of Chemical Engineering. By education, Hinds is a licensed and qualified Chemical Engineer, having graduated from the University of New Brunswick.

In August 1999, Jagan decided to resign, and temporarily replaced Hinds with Bharrat Jagdeo; Jagdeo thus became President upon her resignation, and he reappointed Hinds as Prime Minister.

After the re-election of the government in the August 28, 2006 election, Hinds was sworn in as prime minister again in early September.

He was re-nominated as the 2011 prime ministerial candidate for the PPP in October 2011, although there were suggestions that he might step aside.[citation needed] After PPP/C candidate Donald Ramotar won the election, Hinds was sworn in as Prime Minister again on 5 December 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Hinds", NNDB.
  2. ^ "Few new faces in Ramotar Cabinet", Stabroek News, 5 December 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hamilton Green
Prime Minister of Guyana
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Janet Jagan
Preceded by
Cheddi Jagan
President of Guyana
1997
Preceded by
Janet Jagan
Prime Minister of Guyana
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Bharrat Jagdeo
Preceded by
Bharrat Jagdeo
Prime Minister of Guyana
1999–present
Incumbent