Hubert Minnis

Hubert Minnis

Dr. Hubert A. Minnis
Hubert Minnis

Dr. Minnis – FNM Convention August 2016
 
4th Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 May 2017
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling
Deputy Peter Turnquest
Preceded by Perry Christie

hubert minnis address 

Prime Minister, Office of the
Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre
P O Box CB 10980
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Email: primeminister@bahamas.gov.bs
Phone: (242)327-5826/8
Fax: (242)327-5806

Personal details
Born (1954-04-17) 17 April 1954 
Nassau, Bahamas
Political party Free National Movement
Spouse(s) Patricia Beneby
Children 3
Profession OBG

Hubert Alexander Minnis  is a Bahamian physician and politician who has served as Prime Minister of The Bahamas since 2017. Minnis is the leader of the Free National Movement, the present governing party, and the Member of Parliament for the New Providence constituency of Killarney. First elected to the legislature in the 2007 election, he succeeded Hubert Ingraham as party leader following the party’s defeat in the 2012 election.

He was dismissed from his leadership role in the FNM in December 2016, and regained the position in April 2017 after much internal conflict within the party. He became Prime Minister following the victory of his party in the general election held on 10 May 2017.[

Early life, education, and early political career

Minnis was born in Bain Town, New Providence to Rosalie North and Randolph Minnis. He was educated at Our Lady’s Primary School, Western Junior and St. Augustine College, Nassau and he also attended the University of Minnesota.

After obtaining his doctor of medicine degree from the University of the West Indies and MRCOG from London in 1985, he returned home and began working as a physician at the Princess Margaret Hospital where he served as a Consultant and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and also as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Minnis was president of the Medical Association of The Bahamas, member of the Medical Council, chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas and an associate lecturer at the University of West Indies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has a special interest and dedication to the promotion of Bahamian ownership in the economy and for the redevelopment of traditional Over-the-Hill communities.

Minnis was first elected to Parliament in May 2007 and was appointed to the cabinet as Minister of Health.

The fall and rise

Leader of the Opposition: 2012–2016

With only nine members in his delegation, Minnis had a rocky road ahead. His leadership was considered weak and there were several challenges to it. In December 2016, five members went to the Governor General and asked that he be removed from the helm of the FNM; although he remained as the leader of the party, Loretta Butler-Turner became the official Leader of the Opposition.

2017 general election

Prime Minister

Minnis was sworn in as Prime Minister on 12 May 2017 and presented his cabinet on the 15th.

Personal life

Minnis is married to Patricia Beneby and is also the father of three children.

Taken From Wikipedia

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