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Prime Minister Minnis surprises Queen’s College eighth grader with a visit on first day of school
By Office of the Prime Minister
Aug 29, 2019 - 7:30:32 PM

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Matthew Stuart, a Queen’s College eighth grader who wrote to Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis asking for a surprise visit to his blind grandmother on her birthday, received a surprise of his own today when the Prime Minister dropped in on the boy’s social studies class.

Prime Minister Minnis decided to pay a personal visit to Matthew on the first day of school after receiving the letter from the 12-year-old earlier this year. Matthew looked on in shock as the Prime Minister announced the purpose of his visit and spoke to students.

In the letter Matthew, who is determined to become a cardiologist, wrote that he was inspired by the Prime Minister’s “outstanding biography.”

“God in his love and mercy has risen up strong leaders like you Mr. Prime Minister whose vision is to give guidance to the Bahamian people and show how each individual can improve their circumstances,” wrote Matthew.

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The Prime Minister told Matthew and his classmates that he was so moved by Matthew’s letter and inspired by what he had read that he wanted to meet Matthew personally.

“Matthew, you are my hero,” said Prime Minister Minnis. “You have inspired me to do even more [to improve the lives] for Bahamians, especially the young people of The Bahamas.”

During the visit, the Prime Minister also met Queen’s College Head Girl Daniella Macre and Head Boy Denereus Beneby, and stopped in at the primary school.

BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe

BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe

BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe

BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe

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