Above: Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) (BIS Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Bahamas has a new Governor-General: Dame Marguerite Pindling, the widow of the country’s first Prime MInister, Sir Lynden Pindling.
Dame Marguerite was sworn in on Tuesday as the country’s 10th Governor-General, succeeding Sir Arthur Foulkes, who demitted office the same day.
“I have the highest confidence that Dame Marguerite will discharge her duties as governor- general with complete fidelity to the constitution and in close concord with the conventions of impartiality and non-partisanship that have been so scrupulously adhered to by all her predecessors,” Prime Minister Perry Christie said.
In her opening address, Dame Marguerite retold her “long” journey from her native Long Bay Cays, Andros to her new post.
She said she would strive “both in action and in word to promote unity over division, harmony over discord and love over enmity.”
She also urged the Bahamian community to “to stop fighting and come together to unite to help build The Bahamas.”