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Alvin Smith
(23 September 1951 - )
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Alvin Smith
Former Speaker of The House of Assembly, The Bahamas

Alvin Smith is a Bahamian politician and a former Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Early life and education

Alvin Smith was born 23 September 1951 in Hatchet Bay, Bahamas. Smith obtained a degree in Education from the University of Miami, and subsequently spent 24 years as a teacher and a trustee of the Bahamas Union of Teachers.

Career

He entered politics in 1992 as a member of the Free National Movement, where he was engaged in several appointments which included Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education in 1995, and again in 2001. In 1997 he was elected into the House of Assembly, as MP for the Consistency of North Eleuthera and reelected as the official leader of the Free National Movement in Parliament in 2002.

In May 2002 Smith was re-elected Member of Parliament for North Eleuthera and from May, 2002 to November, 2005 served as Official Leader of the Free National Movement in Parliament. Following the national elections in May 2007, Smith was appointed as Speaker of the House of Assembly by the new FNM led Government.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Smith_(Bahamian_politician)
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Alvin Smith
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Occupation Politician
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Birth Date 23 September 1951
Place of Birth Hatchet Bay, The Bahamas
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Notable Accomplishments
Speaker of the House of Assembly, The Bahamas: 23 May 2007 - 23 May 2012
Former Leader of the Opposition: May 2002 - November 2005
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