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Former MP Dies

Former Member of Parliament for the St. Agnes Constituency, Bruce Brennen has died.

He was 99.

Brennen, who passed away yesterday, was a contractor by trade and served in both houses of Parliament – as vice president of the Senate and as an MP.

Brennen entered politics in 1972, defeating Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield.

He served as an MP for two terms, choosing not to offer himself for election for a third term.

He was later succeeded by Kendal Nottage.

Following Majority Rule he served on a number of government boards, including the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) and the Airport Licensing Authority.

Former Prime Minister and Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Hubert Ingraham said yesterday that he was pleased to serve as a member of the Airport Licensing Authority during Brennen’s chairmanship.

Mr. Ingraham described Brennen as a man of great integrity and quiet dignity, whose decorum and standards are worthy of emulation by later generations of parliamentarians.

Mr. Ingraham said Brennen demonstrated good manners at all times and said even in the “thrust and parry” of Bahamian politics his civility was unfailing.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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