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Government announces first Cabinet members

Prime Minister Perry Christie has announced the first group of Cabinet Ministers, including Ryan Pinder as Minister of Financial Services and Obediah Wilchcombe as the Minister of Tourism. 

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

The Cabinet Office announced today that Prime Minister Perry Christie has advised the Governor-General to make the following cabinet appointments, with additional appointments to follow:

Dr Bernard J NottageDr Bernard J Nottage
Minister of National Security
& Government Leader
in the House of Assembly

Obediah WilchcombeObediah Wilchcombe
Minister of Tourism

Jerome FitzgeraldJerome Fitzgerald
Minister of Education,
Science & Technology

Ryan PinderRyan Pinder
Minister of Financial Services

Allyson Maynard GibsonAllyson Maynard Gibson
Attorney General
& Minister of Legal Affairs

Damian GomezDamian Gomez
Minister of State
in the Ministry of Legal Affairs

Michael HalkitisMichael Halkitis
Minister of State
in the Ministry of Finance

Keith BellKeith Bell
Minister of State
in the Ministry of National Security

This first group of ministers will be sworn in at Government House at 4pm May 10.

All remaining ministers will be sworn in May 11 in keeping with Prime Minister Christie’s promise that his entire cabinet would be fully assembled by Friday.

It is also announced that the government has engaged former State Minister for Finance and former Central Bank Governor, James Smith, as a consultant to the Ministry of Finance on a broad range of budgetary, fiscal and economic management issues.

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.

Flying Fish restaurant on Grand Bahama uses molecular gastronomy to produce its sustainable menu. See an interview with the owners Rebecca and Tim Tibbits here.

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