Hubert Minnis

Hubert Minnis
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4th Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Assumed office
11 May 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralMarguerite Pindling
DeputyPeter Turnquest
Preceded byPerry Christie
Personal details
Born(1954-04-16) 16 April 1954 (age 64)
Nassau, Bahamas
Political partyFree National Movement
Spouse(s)Patricia Beneby
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of the West Indies

Hubert Alexander Minnis (born 16 April 1954)[1] is Bahamian Prime Minister since May 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.[2] First elected to the legislature in the 2007 election,[2] he succeeded Hubert Ingraham as party leader following the party's defeat in the 2012 election.[3]

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.[4]

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.

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