The Minister Responsible for Immigration

Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration
Hon. Theodore Brent Symonette

The Honourable Theodore Brent Symonette was born in Nassau, Bahamas on December 2, 1954 and is the youngest son of Sir Roland Symonette -the first Premier of the Bahamas and Lady Margaret Symonette. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Law and Political Science from Brunel University in Middlesex, England and was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1978. Min. Symonette is an experienced real estate broker and respected politician who began his political career as a Senator in 1987.

As an active a member of the Free National Movement (FNM), Min. Symonette has served as Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney General, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas, Member of Parliament for the St. Anne’s constituency and Senator. The Honorable Minister was sworn in to his current office as the Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration on May 15, 2017.

On Immigration:
‘As the phrase goes “It is better in The Bahamas”, there are many with the desire to immigrate to our shores. Obtaining Bahamian residency, work permit or visa is a fluid process; however, the individual must meet the minimum legal and regulatory requirements. The amalgamation of Financial Services and Immigration is seen as an inevitable marriage as they work in tandem to propel and cement the Government’s initiatives to increase and encourage foreign investments to our shores.’Ministry of Financial Services, 2018