Governor-General of the Bahamas

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Governor-General of the Bahamas
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Incumbent
Dame Marguerite Pindling

since 8 July 2014
Style Her Excellency
Residence Government House, The Bahamas
Appointer Monarch of the Bahamas
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 Her Majesty 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 Dame Marguerite Pindling.

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

# Took office Left office Name
(Birth–Death)
Comments
1 1 August 1973 22 January 1979 Sir Milo Butler
(1906–1979)
Died in office
* 22 January 1979 22 January 1979 Hon. Dr Doris Louise Johnson
(1921–1983)
Acting. She was appointed a D.B.E. after leaving office.[1]
2 22 January 1979 25 June 1986 Sir Gerald Cash
(1917–2003)
3 26 June 1986 1 January 1992 Sir Henry Milton Taylor
(1903–1994)
4 2 January 1992 2 January 1994 Sir Clifford Darling
(1924-2011)
5 3 January 1994 13 November 2001 Sir Orville Turnquest
(1929–)
6 13 November 2001 30 November 2005[2] Dame Ivy Dumont
(1930–)
Acting to 1 January 2002
* 1 December 2005[3] 31 January 2006[3] Paul Adderley
(1928–2012)
Acting
7 1 February 2006 14 April 2011 A.D. Hanna
(1928–)
8 14 April 2011 8 July 2014 Sir Arthur Foulkes
(1928–)
9 8 July 2014 Incumbent Dame Marguerite Pindling
(1932–)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanna-Ewers, Deanne (January 2013). Great Women in Bahamian History: Bahamian Women Pioneers. Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-4520-5398-1. 
  2. ^ Pinder, Macushla N. (1 December 2005). "Dame Ivy Dumont Says Farewell". Nassau, Bahamas: The Bahama Journal. Archived from the original on 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017 – via Bahamas B2B.com. 
  3. ^ a b "The Late Honourable Paul L. Adderley". London, England: The Bahamas High Commission. 2012. Archived from the original on 21 November 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2017.