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Hubert Minnis
(17 April 1954 - )
Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Hubert Minnis is a Bahamian politician, currently serving as leader of the Free National Movement and as Leader of the Opposition in the House of Assembly of the Bahamas.

Early life and education

Hubert Minnis, M.D., was born in Bain Town to Rosalie North and Randolph Minnis.

He was educated at Our Lady’s Primary School, Western Junior and St. Augustine College, Nassau and the University of Minnesota.


After obtaining his doctor of medicine degree from the University of the West Indies and MRCOG from London in 1985, Dr Minnis returned home and began serving the Bahamian people as a physician at the Princess Margaret Hospital. 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.

While at Princess Margaret Hospital he served as a Consultant and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and as Deputy Chief of Staff. Dr Minnis is a former 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.

Hubert Minnis was first elected to the legislature in the 2007 election, and was appointed Minister of Health. 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, with the PLP winning 35 of 39 seats in Parliament. Minnis was sworn in as Prime Minister on 12 May 2017 and presented his cabinet on the 15 May 2017.

Personal life

A Roman Catholic, Dr. Minnis is married to the former Patricia Beneby and is the father of three children.

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Hubert Minnis
Occupation Doctor, Politician
Date of Birth 17 April 1944
Place of Birth Nassau, The Bahamas
Notable Accomplishments
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas: 11 May 2017 - present
Leader of the Opposition of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas: 10 May 2012 - 11 December 2016
Country profile The Bahamas
Prime Ministers of The Bahamas
Free National Movement

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