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10Th Bahamian GG Appointed

It is now official. The Cabinet Office  has announced that  Mr. Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next  Governor  General of the Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019.

It was also announced that Her Excellency,  the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling,  the current Governor General will be demitting office on 28th June 2019.  Dame Marguerite served as Governor General from 8th July 2014.

Mr. Smith has been described  is a committed civic-minded individual who has, for more than half a century, provided leadership to the Bahamian community and social and civic organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis and Rotary organizations.  A  community and political activist from the seventies (1970s), he is a founding member of the governing political party.

Mr. Smith has served the Bahamian people as a senior Cabinet Member and as Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and Non-Resident Ambassador to Mexico, Malaysia and Columbia.  Mr. Smith recently resigned  as The Bahamas’ Non-Resident Ambassador to six Central American countries.

Mr.  Smith will be the 10th Bahamian to hold the office of Governor General.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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