Former Cabinet Minister, Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Phenton Neymour was a Bahamian politician and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Phenton Neymour was born in Steventon, Exuma on 3 September 1964 to Basil and Ena Neymour.
He graduated from St Paul’s College, Freeport 1980 and Queen’s College, Nassau 1982. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Syracuse University, New York. He also received a Master in Business Administration degree from The University of Miami.
In addition, Neymour had over 15 years flying experience with both American and British pilot licenses and rating.
Neymour served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the South Beach constituency following the 2 May 2007 general election. Mr. Neymour was sworn in as Minister of State for Public Utilities by His Excellency the Hon. Arthur D. Hanna Governor-General on 14 May 2007. In a Cabinet shuffle in July 2008, he was appointed Minister of State for The Environment.
A former officer of the Coalition for Democratic Reform (CDR), Mr. Neymour was also involved in the trade union movement serving as president of the Water and Sewage Corporate Management Union and as the Assistant Secretary General of The Bahamas Trade Union Congress (TUC).
He also served as president of Development of The Bahamas Primary School Students of the Year Foundation having previously served as a director.
Neymour was married to wife the former Cutelle Mikula and was the father of four children. He worshiped at Christ Church Cathedral.
Phenton Neymour died Monday, 23 July 2018 after a long illness with cancer. He was 53. He was accorded an Official Funeral on Thursday, 2 August 2018 at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Bahamas, followed by internment at Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.