Former Cabinet Minister and Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts died today, the PLP has confirmed.
According to media reports he collapsed and was not able to be revived.
He was 74.
Bradley Bernard Emmanuel Roberts SC, JP, a businessman and a former National Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party, was sworn in as Minister of Works and Utilities on May 07, 2002 – five days after the PLP’s victory in the 2002 general election. He captured the Bain and Grant’s Town House of Assembly seat in the balloting.
Mr. Roberts, who first contested a seat in the Shirlea Constituency in 1977 against Sir Roland Symonette MHA, was a Member of Parliament from 1982 to 2007. He was also Opposition Whip and Leader of Opposition Business in Parliament and elected the National Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party in 2000.
Mr. Roberts did not seek re-election in the May 2, 2007 General Election. He retired from frontline politics in October 2017.
Mr. Roberts was born in New Providence on Christmas Day, 1943, to Mrs. Merle Eloise Roberts nee Albury (1920-2007) and Mr. Rupert Anthony Cyril “Tony” Roberts III (1920-1990). He attended St. Francis Xavier Primary School, St. Augustine’s College, the Eastern Senior School and the Government High School Evening Institute later The College of The Bahamas. Mr. Roberts also completed correspondence courses and attended seminars.
He gained work experience at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company and at Caribbean Motors Ltd., before entering the Beverage Industry, where he was a Senior Executive for 37 years.