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Brent A. Symonette


The Free National Movement


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The Free National Movement

Company Description

The FNM is committed to a fairer national investment policy and a more balanced playing field for Bahamian investors and entrepreneurs. Towards this end we will streamline the licensing process for various industries; simplify the Government Loan Guarantee P...more

Background Information

Employment History


Bahamas Uncensored

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador To the United States

Organization of American States

Deputy Prime Minister

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Chairman L.P.


Inner Temple


Parliament for the Montagu Constituency

Incumbent Member

Bahamas Bar Association


Bahamas Real Estate Association


National People's Congress of China

Chairman of the Standing Committee

United States

Secretary of State

World Trade Organization

Full Member


Leys School

Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours

Politics and Law

Brunel University

Bachelor of Science degree

law and politics

St. Andrew's School

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Party Officers - Free National Movement | FNM | 2017 [cached]

Brent Symonette- St. Anne's

fredmitchelluncensored - Last Week's Column [cached]

Not far behind was Brent Symonette's wife with feathered plumage in deep blue.
Brent 'Unco-operative'? - Usually reliable sources inside the FNM were saying all over Grand Bahama this week that the sole FNM MP in New Providence Brent Symonette is mightily peeved at being overlooked for the post of Leader of the Official Opposition. "They didn't even give Brent the chance to refuse the position," said the source, "although when the FNM needed money they took it from him and his Mummy in a hurry. Mr. Symonette is said to have threatened to take a more independent posture in parliament rather than towing the FNM party line because of this perceived insult.

BahamasUncensored.Com Archive - August 2002 [cached]

BRENT SYMONETTE ON BEING WHITE AND FNM Brent Symonette is one of only three whites in the Parliament of The Bahamas. He is the lone MP elected for the FNM from New Providence. He is the son of a former Premier Sir Roland Symonette. The FNM is looking around for Leadership. He is independently wealthy with a net worth declared of some fifteen million dollars. Naturally some people have asked the question whether or not he is the person to whom the FNM should look to get itself out of the political doldrums. Mr. Symonette discussed the question on radio Tuesday 6th August. He said that there ought to be a leadership convention soon for the FNM. He did not say whether or not he would run. But he did acknowledge that many people had put his name forward. He then raised the question of race. Said he: "It has to be clear, if there's a strong feeling against me as Brent Symonette, either because of my father being a former Prime Minister or my father being a UBP, or me being white or me being independently wealthy or me living in Montagu, there's no point in fighting that uphill battle." Things that make you go: hmmm! All we would say is don't sleep on this fellow. He is aggressively ambitious and wishes to succeed his father to the office, white or not. You can bet that this salvo on the radio is part of a strategy that he is employing. He knows that in order to conquer the stigma, he has to broach the subject head on and be able to get the discussions on race going in the Black community.

Party Leaders - The Free National Movement [cached]

Brent Symonette - Deputy Prime Minister & FNM Deputy Leader Show Details Hide Details
Brent Symonette is the Deputy Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Deputy Leader of the Free National Movement and the incumbent Member of Parliament for the newly constituted St. Anne's Constituency. He is the son of the late Sir Roland Symonette, the first Premier of The Bahamas and the late Lady Symonette. Mr. Symonette started his education at St Andrew's School in Nassau, then attended Leys School, Cambridge, England. He pursued higher education at Brunel University, London, England, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Politics and Law. He was called to the Bar as a member of the Inner Temple, London and to The Bahamas Bar in 1978. A former FNM Senator, he has served in the FNM Government as Minister of Tourism and Attorney General. The Deputy Leader has also served as Chairman of the Hotel Corporation, Chairman of the Airport Authority, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and as Opposition Whip in Parliament. Mr. Symonette is married to the former Robin Mactaggart of Nassau and the couple has three children.

Present were Governor General Arthur Hanna, Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette and other Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentarians.
Brent Symonette, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the FNM was in the press on Saturday 19th September crowing that no one is to challenge the Leader and Deputy Leader at the FNM's convention that is scheduled for November of this year. Mr. Symonette said that he thought that there would be a contest for Chairman in the party. Mr. Symonette was asked to comment on the races projected for the PLP convention. He said that he thought that after having lost an election that there would have to be changes of some kind and that he read about it in the press and that he wished all the contestants well.

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