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
Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis, M.D., M.P.

since 11 May 2017
Style The 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
Coat of arms of the Bahamas.svg
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The Prime Minister of The Bahamas is the head of government, currently Hubert Minnis. Minnis, as leader of the governing Free National Movement party (FNM), He was sworn in as Prime Minister on 11 May 2017, succeeding Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Perry Christie . This was a result of the FNM's victory in the Bahamas general election of May 10, 2017. The Prime Minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of the Bahamas, who represents Elizabeth II, the Queen of the Bahamas (The Bahamas Head of State).

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 Roland Symonette.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) Roland Symonette.png Sir Roland Symonette
(1898–1980)
7 January 1964 16 January 1967 3 years, 9 days United Bahamian Party
2 Sirlyndenpindling.jpg 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) Sirlyndenpindling.jpg 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
(1954–)
11 May 2017 Incumbent 95 days Free National Movement

Deputy Prime Ministers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]