11 May 2017
Hubert Alexander Minnis (born 16 April 1954) is
He was dismissed from his leadership role in the FNM in December 2016, and regained the position in April 2017 after much internal conflict within the party. He became Prime Minister following the victory of his party in the
Minnis was born in Bain Town, New Providence to Rosalie North and Randolph Minnis. He was educated at Our Lady's Primary School, Western Junior and St. Augustine College, Nassau and he also attended the University of Minnesota.
After obtaining his doctor of medicine degree from the
Minnis was president of the Medical Association of The Bahamas, member of the Medical Council, chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas and an associate lecturer at the University of West Indies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has a special interest and dedication to the promotion of Bahamian ownership in the economy and for the redevelopment of traditional Over-the-Hill communities.
Minnis was first elected to Parliament in May 2007 and was appointed to the cabinet as Minister of Health.