Brent Symonette is the youngest son of the First Premier of The Bahamas, Sir Roland and Lady Symonette. He was born in New Providence on 2nd December, 1954. He attended St. Andrew’s School, New Providence, The Bahamas; Leys School in Cambridge, England, and Brunel University in Middlesex, England. He graduated from Brunel University with BSc (Hons.) in Law and Political Science. Mr. Symonette is a Barrister-at-Law having been called to the Bahamas Bar in 1978. Mr. Symonette was first appointed to the Senate of The Bahamas in 1987 by the former Leader of the Opposition, the late Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield. After the 1992 General Elections, he was re-appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and served until 1997. In 2002, Mr. Symonette was elected to Parliament for the Montague Constituency and was the Free National Movement’s only elected Member of Parliament for the Island of New Providence. Mr. Symonette who served as Deputy Leader of the Free National Movement, in 2007 contested and was again re-elected to the Parliament for the newly created Constituency of St. Anne’s. Following the General Elections he was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2017 Mr. Symonette was elected again as the Member of Parliament for the St. Anne’s Constituency and presently serves as the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration. Mr. Symonette has also served as Minister of Tourism,Attorney General, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. As Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Symonette represented the Prime Minister and The Bahamas at several conferences including the CARICOM Heads of Government, United Nations General Assembly, the Organization of American States and as the Chairman of the Caribbean Community Council of Ministers. Mr. Symonette also served as Chairman of the Hotel Corporation and was the founding Chairman of the Airport Authority. Mr. Symonette is married and has three children.