New Bahamas PM Promises No Victimization Under His Administration

Saturday 13th, May 2017 / 09:41 Published by
Ready to Govern: New Bahamas PM Promises New Direction

Dr Hubert Minnis being sworn in as the fourth Prime Minister of The Bahamas by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House before family and friends, clergy, government officials, and party colleagues. (Photo credit: BIS/Letisha Henderson)

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Friday May 12, 2017 – Declaring it was a new day in The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis was sworn in as the country’s fourth prime minister last night, promising to chart a new course in the country.

“I again thank the Bahamian people for reposing their trust in my party,” the victorious Free National Movement (FNM) leader said in a brief maiden speech at Government House.

The new Prime Minister however signaled that with the general election over, he was ready to get down to the business of governing a country where all citizens “join hands and hearts” to chart a new direction.

“I pledge an unwavering commitment of congeniality, collaborative and collective responsibility. Ours is an extraordinary system of governance,” he said.

Dr Minnis has assured Bahamians there would be no victimization under his administration, describing that practice as “unconstitutional and immoral.”

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