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Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, FNM Leader to address Bahamas Press Club Monthly Meeting
By The Free National Movement
Feb 5, 2017 - 5:59:58 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Free National Movement Leader the Hon Dr Hubert A Minnis will address The Bahamas Press Club monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton.

Dr Minnis, is scheduled to speak to the organization and other media colleagues at 7pm in the Sir Harry Oakes Boardroom.

As the country gears up for General Election, The Press Club will facilitate a number of such presentations “aimed at strengthening the democratic process, thus encouraging eligible Bahamians to register to vote,” says Press Club President Anthony A Newbold.

Affectionately known as ‘Doc” Hubert Alexander Minnis, first entered frontline politics in 2007 when he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Free National Movement (FNM) Government.  He served as Minister of Health under the FNM from 2007 – 2012.

He was reelected to Parliament on May 7, 2012, as the Member of Parliament for the Killarney Constituency.

On May 26, 2012, Dr. Minnis accepted the leadership of the Opposition Free National Movement.  During his acceptance speech, he pledged a vision for The Bahamas encompassing the principles of accountability and transparency.  At the November 22, 2015, Free National Movement Convention, Dr. Minnis was re-elected as Party Leader. Once again, at the July 2016 Free National Movement’s National Convention, Dr. Minnis emerged as Leader of the Party.

Dr. Minnis is “dedicated to the promotion of Bahamian ownership and the expansion of wealth in the economy through the redevelopment and transformation of traditional Over-the-Hill and inner-city communities,” he biography reflects.

His biography also states that he has endeared himself to the children of the Killarney Constituency through his “Lets Read Killarney Program” designed to cultivate in the youth, and foster within them a love for reading and literature. He enjoys reading, meeting people, spending time with family and friends, and working out at the gym.
 
A Junkanoo enthusiast and member of the Saxons Junkanoo Super Stars, it is not unusual to see Dr. Minnis rushing on Bay Street during the Boxing Day and New Year’s Junkanoo Parades.

Born in Bain’s Town to Rosalie North and Randolph Minnis, Dr. Minnis attended Our Lady’s Primary School, Western Junior, and St. Augustine’s College in Nassau.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., with a Bachelor of Science degree and further matriculated in London, Great Britain.  He is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRCOG).

Dr. Minnis is married to the former Patricia Beneby and has three children.

 


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