Prime Minister Perry Christie has revealed that he has sent his recommendation for the country’s next governor general to Queen Elizabeth II, but did not specify who he is eyeing for the post.
The only thing the government told reporters last week is that he has “absolutely” sent over a name and that he is “awaiting the queen’s pleasure.”
“The queen has to appoint a representative,” he said. “We still await the queen’s pleasure. The (current) governor general is seeing Her Majesty (Friday). So it is a process that I am not commenting on because he is still the governor general and I have to await the pleasure of Her Majesty. Once we receive Her Majesty’s indication, we will be able to speak to the public.
“So that you know, I have not spoken to any person in the country personally at this stage.”
However, reliable Journal sources have confirmed that Deputy to the Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, will be the next governor general.
She has served as deputy since June 3, 2012.
Current Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes is scheduled to demit office on July 8.
After inspecting a Royal Bahamas Police Force guard of honour the new governor general will be sworn in at noon that same day.
Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes last week paid a farewell visit to the queen.