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Bahamas Swears in Eight New Ministers

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 11, 2012

Above: Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes is at Government House with the newly-sworn-in ministers of the PLP government. From left: Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism; Dr Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security; PM Perry Christie; Philip “Brave” Davis, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Works and Urban Development; and Senator Allyson Maynard Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs. Back row from left: Damian Gomez, Minister of State, Legal Affairs; Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology; Keith Bell, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security; Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services; and Michael Halkitis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Bahamian Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes swore in the first eight cabinet ministers appointed by Prime Minister Perry Christie in a ceremony at Government House Thursday.

Christie was himself sworn in earlier this week, followed by his Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Brave Davis.

The Prime Minister’s Progressive Liberal Party ousted the Free National Movement in Monday’s vote, leading to the resignation of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as the FNM’s leader.

Ingraham also resigned the North Abaco seat to which he was re-elected on Monday.

The PLP won 29 of the country’s 38 seats in Parliament.

He was replaced yesterday by Dr Hubert Minnis following a unanimous vote.

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