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Christie takes oath as Prime Minister

Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes swore in Perry Gladstone Christie as the fifth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas May 8, 2012. 

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes swore in Perry Gladstone Christie as the fifth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during an Appointment Ceremony at Government House May 8, 2012.

Perry Christie waves his instrument of appointment

Perry Christie waves his instrument of appointment as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas after being sworn in by Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House May 8, 2012. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Prime Minister Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) beat the Free National Movement (FNM) in the general elections held May 7 and he retained his seat as the Member of Parliament for Centreville, formerly the Farm Road Constituency.

Christie previously served as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 2002-2007.

The first ministerial appointments will be announced May 9, with the Cabinet fully assembled by May 11, the Prime Minister said.

“My transition team headed by the former Attorney General Sean McWeeney, QC, is already hard at work and I propose to appoint Wendell Major CMG, later today, as the new Acting Cabinet Secretary,” he said.

Perry Christie reads the Oath of Office as he is sworn in as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Perry Christie reads the Oath of Office as he is sworn in as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House May 8, 2012. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

official photograph with their respective wives, Bernadette Christie (far left) and Lady Foulkes

Christie (second from left) poses with the Governor General for an official photograph with their respective wives, Bernadette Christie (far left) and Lady Foulkes (far right). (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Graig Woods, Bahamas Film Commissioner, says Ministry of Tourism and Aviation promotes the involvement of Bahamians in the film industry. Watch an interview with Woods here.

Philip Edward Davis officially took the oath of office and received his instruments of appointment as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development May 9.

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