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PM appoints senators

The Cabinet Office has announced that Prime Minister Perry Christie has advised the Governor General to appoint seven new senators. 

Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012

The Cabinet Office announced May 17 that Prime Minister Perry Christie has advised the Governor General to appoint the following persons as senators under Article 39 (2) of the Constitution:

Frank Smith
Gregory Burrows
Jerome Gomez
Julian Russell
Gary Sawyer
Alex Storr
Tanisha Tynes

These seven new senators complement the appointment last Friday of Senator Allyson Maynard Gibson and Senator Keith Bell.

The Cabinet Office also indicated that the Prime Minister would be advising the Governor General to appoint three additional senators under article 39 (4) of the constitution following the required consultation with the leader of the opposition.

Regarding the appointment of the new senators, the Prime Minister remarked that they collectively represent the youngest group of government senators ever appointed in the history of The Bahamas.

Prime Minister Perry Christie says the budget debate is crucial to the government realizing its plans for the jurisdiction's economy and development. Watch a ZNS news network report here.

One Eleuthera Foundation executive director Shaun Ingraham explains that the organization has big plans to expand the tourism offering of the islands for both the international and domestic markets. Watch an interview with Ingraham here.

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