Prime Minister of the Bahamas

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Prime Minister of The Bahamas
Flag of the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.svg
Hubert Minnis 2016.jpg
Incumbent
The Rt Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, P.C., M.D., M.P.

since 11 May 2017
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Governor-General of the Bahamas
Term length At the Governor-General's pleasure (normally 5 years)
Inaugural holder Sir Lynden Pindling
Formation 10 May 1969
Website bahamas.gov.bs
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The following article contains a list of Prime Ministers of The Bahamas, from the establishment of the position of Chief Minister of The Bahama Islands in 1955 to the present day.

Office of the Prime Minister[edit]

The Prime Minister of the Bahamas is the head of the Government of the Bahamas. Duties of the Prime Minister include:

  1. the Grand Bahama Port Authority
  2. the Public Utilities Commission
  3. City of Nassau revitalization project
  4. Industrial and hotel encouragement
  5. Bahamas Information Services
  6. National Economic Council
  7. Promotion and facilitation of investment
  8. Development in the Family Islands

Agencies under the prime minister include:

  • Department of Lands and Surveys
  1. Lands and Surveying
  2. Acquiring Land
  • Department of Local Government
  1. Relations with Local Government Agencies
  2. Local improvement associations

List of heads of government of The Bahamas (1955–present)[edit]

Chief Minister of The Bahama Islands (1955–1964)[edit]

Chief Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Duration
1 No image.png Sir Roland Symonette
(1898–1980)
1955 7 January 1964 9 years United Bahamian Party

Premiers of The Bahama Islands (1964–1969)[edit]

Premier Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Duration
(1) No image.png Sir Roland Symonette
(1898–1980)
7 January 1964 16 January 1967 3 years, 9 days United Bahamian Party
2 No image.png Lynden Pindling
(1930–2000)
16 January 1967 10 May 1969 2 years, 114 days Progressive Liberal Party

Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahama Islands (1969–1973)[edit]

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Duration
(1) No image.png Lynden Pindling
(1930–2000)
10 May 1969 10 July 1973 4 years, 61 days Progressive Liberal Party

Prime Ministers of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (1973–present)[edit]

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
(at time of election)
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Duration
(1) Sirlyndenpindling.jpg Lynden Pindling
(1930–2000)
10 July 1973 21 August 1992 19 years, 42 days Progressive Liberal Party
2 Hubert Ingraham.jpg Hubert Ingraham
(1947–)
21 August 1992 3 May 2002 9 years, 255 days Free National Movement
3 Perry Christie 2013 (cropped).jpg Perry Christie
(1943–)
3 May 2002 4 May 2007 5 years, 1 day Progressive Liberal Party
(2) Hubert Ingraham.jpg Hubert Ingraham
(1947–)
4 May 2007 8 May 2012 5 years, 4 days Free National Movement
(3) Perry Christie 2013 (cropped).jpg Perry Christie
(1943–)
8 May 2012 11 May 2017 5 years, 3 days Progressive Liberal Party
4 Hubert Minnis 2016.jpg Hubert Minnis
(19–)
11 May 2017 Incumbent 11 days Free National Movement

Deputy Prime Ministers[edit]

Sir Orville Turnquest 1992-1995

See also[edit]

References[edit]