The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates Last Updated: Dec 5, 2014 - 10:25:14 PM


Leo Ryan Pinder sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Elizabeth
By Bahamas Information Services
Apr 14, 2010 - 2:00:34 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

PinderIMG_8677-1.gif
Leo Ryan Pinder the new Member of Parliament for Elizabeth was sworn in during the opening of a new session of Parliament, Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (BIS photo/Letisha Henderson)

Nassau, Bahamas -- Member of Parliament-elect for Elizabeth, Leo Ryan Pinder was sworn in at the House of Assembly during the new session of Parliament, Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Parliament was prorogued on March 22, 2010. 

He replaces Malcolm Adderley who resigned from the seat on January 4, 2010.

Pledging the Oath of Qualification and the Oath of Allegiance, Mr Pinder was accompanied by Members of Parliament for Bain & Grants Town, the Hon Bernard J Nottage and Member of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador, Philip ‘Brave Davis.

The ceremony was preceded by the submission of the Writ of Election for the Elizabeth by-election by Parliamentary Commissioner, Errol Bethel. The writ confirms that Mr Pinder won the three-contested seat.

Mr Pinder was born in Nassau, Bahamas, on September 13, 1974, to Mr L Marvin B Pinder and Nancy S Pinder.  His father, Marvin Pinder, is a former Progressive Liberal Party Member of Parliament for the Malcolm Creek and St John’s constituencies (1987-1993) and a former member of Sir Lynden Pindling's Cabinet as the Minister of Local Government and Family Island Affairs.  

L Ryan Pinder, JD, LLM, LEC, is a certified United States tax attorney licensed to practice law in both the United States of America and The Bahamas.

Mr Pinder is married to Melissa Calvin Pinder and the couple has two children, Olivia Rose Pinder (eight-years-old) and Leo Austin Pinder (three-years-old). 

After the swearing in ceremony, Members of Parliament awaited the command of the newly appointed Governor General His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, who requested their presence in Rawson Square where he delivered the speech from the throne.

BISanimPinderIMG_8681_1.gif
SLIDE SHOW images by BIS/Letisha Henderson)

Following the meeting with the Governor General, Members of Parliament reconvened for a short session in the House of Assembly at which time Member of Parliament for Elizabeth, Mr Ryan Pinder thanked the people of the Elizabeth Constituency and pledged his commitment to serve them.

Saying that he realizes that the absence of jobs and the presence of escalating crime, threaten to destabilize many communities throughout the country, especially urban communities, Mr Pinder said that he is committed to finding creative and quick ways to ‘stimulate’ local economic activity. 

“I used the opportunity of this campaign, win or lose to take the education and experience of my personal background to espouse a workable plan for small business training and development as part of the solution to our national problems through the Elizabeth Constituency,” said Mr Pinder.

“Mr Speaker, this morning, I recommit myself to that message and those ideals.”

Several bills were also tabled in the House including a Act to provide for the Bahamas Protected Areas Fund (Bahamas Protected Areas Fund Act of 2010); an Act to provide for the incorporation of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, its governance, control and administration by a board (The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute Act, 2010); and an Act to provide for the conservation and control of forests (Forestry Act, 2010).

The House of Assembly will meet again on Wednesday, April 21.


Bookmark and Share


© Copyright 2010 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Bahamas Information Services Updates
Latest Headlines
PM Christie Addresses 2015 Integrated Segment of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
Bahamas Governor General Visits the Berry Islands
Griffin Focuses on Our Responsibility As Humans to Each Other
17th Annual Coconut Festival Planned for Pelican Point, Grand Bahama
World Water Day remarks by Bahamas Minister of Works & Urban Development
Eta Psi Omega calls on Bahamas Minister of Social Services‏
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Day 9 in Nassau‏
The Bahamas Advantage Promoted to LatAm Audience
Bahamas Governor General Attends 74th Annual Red Cross Fair
Garvin Tynes Primary School Wins “Science Matters” for the Third Time
PM Christie addresses UN's Economic and Social Council
Stephen Dillet Primary Gets New Computer Lab
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Day 8 in Nassau‏
Transport and Aviation Minister Announces Plan To Re-Develop Potter’s Cay Dock
Grand Bahama Agri-Business Expo 2015 Opens
Bahamas Teachers of the Year 2015-2017 Honoured During Pinning Ceremony
Statement from Nassau Flight Services With Respect to Terminations
Minister Hanna Martin meets USA Transportation Secretary during official visit to Washington, Dc
The Bahamas Finding Innovative New Ways to Protect the Ozone Layer
Charles Hamilton, Jr is the 2015 Bahamas National Spelling Bee Winner
Bahamian Workers Must be Competitive, Immigration Minister Says
DPM Davis' Communication on Electricity‏ in The Bahamas
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Day 7 in Nassau‏
House Communication on Minister Gray by Prime Minister Christie
Winners of Gold Governor General Youth Awards
Civil Aviation responds to BATCU communication on Air Traffic Controllers holiday pay
Bahamas Attorney General on "Allegations of executive interference"
Bahamas government releases photos of detention dormitories
Fred Mitchell: Immigration as a National Security Issue
Fred Mitchell on Bahamas Immigration Developments
2015 Easter Monday Potter's Cay Dock Boat Show Announced
Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union statement on outstanding holiday pay
Hon. Damian Gomez preliminary remarks to IACHR hearing in Washington
Bahamas National Spelling Bee Competitors call in Bahamas Minister of Education
Gomez denounces GBHA allegations as “False, baseless, and malicious"
Bahamas Gov't Printing Department to Hold its Second Open House and Expo
FOAM Says - Enable Young Mothers and One Child at a Time We Will Regain Our Country
Bills Being Constructed to Protect the Environment, said Minister Darville
The Bahamas government responds to Amnesty International
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Day 3 in Nassau‏