Bahamas Former Governors General Participate in Panel Discussion

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Nassau, New Providence – It was a rare opportunity when guests of The Bahamas Historical Society could enjoy Thursday night’s A Governor General’s View from Mount Fitzwilliam presenting four former Governors General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Panel Discussion.

It was November’s “Free Talk” session, and part of the celebration of the 55th year of The Bahamas Historical Society that offered a first-time-chance to hear the views of Their Excellencies: Sir Orville Turnquest, Dame Ivy Dumont, the Hon. Arthur D. Hanna, and Sir Arthur Foulkes.

The former Governors General spoke of their individual experiences – their insights into their responsibilities and duties to The Crown and to The Bahamas, and of the authority vested in that Office.

The Bahamas Historical Society holds monthly ‘free talks,’ publishes an annual journal, and encourages membership. It is a non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in Bahamian history of which it is the custodian of 500 years of data and artifacts.

Photos show the Panelists, from left, Sir Orville Turnquest, Dame Ivy Dumont, the Hon. Arthur D. Hanna, and Sir Arthur Foulkes, as the audience looks on.