Year: 2014



Glenys Hanna-Martin was born in Nassau on October 27, 1958 to the Hon. Arthur Dion Hanna and Beryl Hanna (nee Church). She is the mother of three and her interests include reading, walking, yoga and poetry.

Political Highlights: Mrs. Hanna-Martin was sworn in as Minister of Transport and Aviation on May 10, 2012.

Her current ministerial portfolio includes: Ground Transportation, Road Traffic Management, motor vehicles registration and licensing, postal services, drays and surreys, Nassau Flight Services, meteorology, relations with the Airport Authority, ship registration, maritime affairs, the Port.


Mrs. Hanna-Martin on May 2nd, 2002 was declared the winner of the Englerston Constituency in the 2002 General Elections. Subsequently she was appointed and sworn in as the Minister of Transport and Aviation. In 1998 she was elected Chairperson of the Women’s Branch of the Progressive Liberal Party. In 2008 she was elected Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party at its National Convention. She became the first female to hold the post of Chairman of any major political party in The Bahamas.

Education: Her education began at St. Anne’s School, Fox Hill. She later attended Queen’s College, and matriculated from Padworth College, Reading, England. She continued her studies at York University, Toronto, Canada, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts (Specialised Honours) degree in English Literature. In 1985 she left for the University of Buckingham, England where she obtained her LL.B with top honours having been awarded the Maxwell Law Prize by the institution. She then joined the Inner Temple, London and in 1988, after having successfully completed her Council of Legal Education Course, was called to the Bar of England and Wales.

Professional/Career: She is currently the Senior Partner and Lawyer at A.D. Hanna & Co


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