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The prime minister of the Bahamas is the head of government of the Bahamas. The prime minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of the Bahamas, governor general of the Bahamas, who represents Elizabeth II, the Monarchy of the Bahamas, queen of the Bahamas (the Bahamian Head of State, head of state). The following article contains a list of prime ministers of the Bahamas, from the establishment of the position of Chief Minister of the Bahama Islands in 1955 to the present day.


Official oath of office


Office of the Prime Minister

The prime minister of the Bahamas is the head of the Government of the Bahamas. Duties of the prime minister include: # Office of the Prime Minister # Department of Lands and Surveys # Government Printing Department # Department of Statistics # Bahamas Information Services # National Economic Council # Promotion and facilitation of investment # Development in the Family Islands Agencies under the prime minister include: * Department of Lands and Surveys # Lands and Surveying # Acquiring Land * Department of Local Government # Relations with Local Government Agencies # Local improvement associations


List of heads of government of the Bahamas (1955–present)


Chief Minister of the Bahama Islands (1955–1964)


Premiers of the Bahama Islands (1964–1969)


Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands (1969–1973)


Prime ministers of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1973–present)


Deputy prime ministers

*Arthur Dion Hanna, Arthur Dion "A.D" Hanna 1967–1984 *Clement T. Maynard 1985–1992 *Orville Turnquest 1992–1995 *Frank Watson (Bahamas politician), Frank Watson 1995–2002 *Cynthia A. Pratt 2002–2007 *Brent Symonette 2007–2012 *Philip "Brave" Davis, Philip Davis 2012–2017 *Peter Turnquest 2017–2020 *Desmond Bannister 2020–2021 *Chester Cooper 2021–present


See also

*Governor-General of the Bahamas *Lists of office-holders * Prime Ministers of Queen Elizabeth II * List of Commonwealth Heads of Government * List of Privy Counsellors (1952–present)


References

*http://www.rulers.org/rulb1.html#bahamas *https://web.archive.org/web/20041017033939/http://www.hk-bahamas.de/en/parties.php *http://www.politicalresources.net/bahamas.htm *''Guinness Book of Kings Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd'' {{Prime Minister Prime Ministers of the Bahamas, Lists of heads of government, Bahamas Lists of political office-holders in the Bahamas, Heads of government Lists of prime ministers by country, Bahamas