Prime Minister of the Bahamas

The prime minister of the Bahamas is the head of government of the Bahamas, 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 10 May 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 Bahamian head of state).

Prime Minister of The Bahamas
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Incumbent
Hubert Minnis

since 11 May 2017
StyleThe Most Honourable
AppointerGovernor-General of the Bahamas
Term lengthAt the Governor-General's pleasure (normally 5 years)
Inaugural holderSir Lynden Pindling
Formation10 May 1969
Salary86,000 BSD annually[1]
Websitebahamas.gov.bs

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.

Official oath of officeEdit

I, _________________________, being appointed Prime Minister, do swear that I will to the best of my judgment, at all times when so required, freely give my counsel and advice to the Governor-General (or any other person for the time being lawfully performing the functions of that office) for the good management of the public affairs of the Bahamas, and I do further swear that I will not on any account, at any time whatsoever, disclose the counsel, advice, opinion or vote of any particular Minister or Parliamentary Secretary and that I will not, except with the authority of the Cabinet and to such extent as may be required for the good management of the affairs of the Bahamas, directly or indirectly reveal the business or proceedings of the Cabinet or the nature or contents of any documents communicated to me as Prime Minister or any matter coming to my knowledge in my capacity as such, and that in all things I will be a true and faithful Prime Minister. So help me God.

Office of the Prime MinisterEdit

The prime minister of the Bahamas is the head of the Government of the Bahamas. Duties of the prime minister include:

  1. Office of the Prime Minister
  2. Department of Lands and Surveys
  3. Government Printing Department
  4. Department of Statistics
  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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1 Sir Roland Symonette
(1898–1980)
1962 1955 7 January 1964 9 years United Bahamian Party

Premiers of the Bahama Islands (1964–1969)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in office
(1) Sir Roland Symonette
(1898–1980)
1967 7 January 1964 16 January 1967 3 years,

9 days

United Bahamian Party
2 Lynden Pindling
(1930–2000)
1968 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

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1 Lynden Pindling
(1930–2000)
1972 10 May 1969 10 July 1973 4 years,

61 days

Progressive Liberal Party

Prime ministers of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1973–present)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1 Lynden Pindling
(1930–2000)
1977
1982
1987
10 July 1973 21 August 1992 19 years,

42 days

Progressive Liberal Party
2   Hubert Ingraham
(1947–)
1992
1997
21 August 1992 3 May 2002 9 years,

255 days

Free National Movement
3   Perry Christie
(1942–)
2002 3 May 2002 4 May 2007 5 years,

1 day

Progressive Liberal Party
(2)   Hubert Ingraham
(1947–)
2007 4 May 2007 8 May 2012 5 years,

4 days

Free National Movement
(3)   Perry Christie
(1942–)
2012 8 May 2012 11 May 2017 5 years,

3 days

Progressive Liberal Party
4   Hubert Minnis
(1954–)
2017 11 May 2017 Incumbent 3 years, 134 days Free National Movement

Deputy prime ministersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statute Law of The Bahamas. "Parliamentarians (Salaries and Allowances) Act" (PDF). Retrieved 29 June 2019.