The following statement was released by the Bahamas Cabinet Office on Monday, June 17th, 2019:
“The Cabinet Office announces for general information that Her Excellency, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG will be demitting office on 28th June 2019. Dame Marguerite served as Governor General from 8th July 2014.
The Honourable Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next Governor General of The Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019.
Mr. Smith 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 presently serves as The Bahamas’ Non-Resident Ambassador to six Central American countries.
The Honourable Cornelius A. Smith will be the 10th Bahamian to hold the office of Governor General.”
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