The Academy
Parliament

Parliament of The Bahamas

Hon. Patricia Deveaux MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly
Joint CPA Bahamas Branch President
Parliament of the Bahamas hoa@bahamas.gov.bs
Senator Hon. J. LaShell Adderley, President of the Senate
Joint CPA Bahamas Branch President
Parliament of The Bahamas hoa@bahamas.gov.bs
Mr David Forbes, Clerk of Parliament
CPA Bahamas Branch Secretary
Parliament of The Bahamas davidforbes@bahamas.gov.bs

Joined the Commonwealth: 10 July 1973

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1933

Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - House of Assembly (39), Senate (16)

Parliament/Legislature website:  Parliament of The Bahamas

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: N/A

Number of Joint Committees (if bicameral): N/A

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: N/A

Standing Orders: click here

Constitution: click here


 

Recent CPA Bilateral Programmatic Activities/News:

 

 

The CPA Post-Election Seminar which ran from the 15-17 December 2021 in Nassau, New Providence, provided a valuable opportunity to help shape the parliamentary careers of the newly elected and returning Members of both the House and Senate to develop their skills and understanding of parliamentary democracy. The programme covered areas focusing on parliamentary practice and procedure, administration and financing of Parliament, public outreach and engagement, the role of select committees as well as key Commonwealth values and principles, such as the Latimer House Principles on the Separation of Powers.

Key Facts

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Population
313,312
Date of Independence
10 Jul 1973
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1932
Voting Age
18
Seat of Parliament
Nassau