Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PVAMU Alumnus Peter Turnquest wins Parliament Seat in Bahamas

Freeport, Bahamas - Candidates for the Free National Movement (FNM) in Grand Bahama held a press conference yesterday to thank their supporters. The following are remarks by Peter Turnquest who won the seat for East Grand Bahama:

"I am extremely grateful to the people of East Grand Bahama who have put their confidence in me and I will do my best to provide them with honest, fair and effective representation. The new government has made many promises to the people of Grand Bahama on the campaign trail as well as in their plan for the next five years. We will hold their feet to the fire and ensure that Grand Bahama receives all that was promised. There is a lot of work to do, and it will not be easy but I am confident that I along with my colleague are up to the challenge."

"I congratulate the PLP on their victory at the polls and we will support their efforts to restore the Grand Bahama as long as it is done so in the interest of all Grand Bahama residents and the country as a whole. Finally, I wish to thank my fantastic team of volunteers who have works so hard for this victory in East Grand Bahama. I will do my best to make you all proud!"

He received his early education at the North Andros and Grays, Long Island All Age Schools and at Freeport’s Hawksbill High School. He earned his bachelor’s of business administration from Prairie View A&M University in 80's. He Turnquest is one of 6 family members (Donovan, Geron, Stacey, Trevor, Dexter [Peter's twin] and Lionel),to receive a degree from the university. The other brother Wade attended for a few years. Peter later received the MBA from Nova Southeastern University.

A licensed certified public accountant in Texas and a chartered accountant in The Bahamas, Peter spent most of his career straddling Nassau and Freeport, with intermittent one and two-year stints in Charlotte, North Carolina; London, England; and Sydney, Australia.

PHOTO: L-R: Turnquest, Pakesia Edgecombe, Neko Grant, Norris Bain & David Thompson.

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