Year: 2014



Mrs Loretta-Butler Turner was born in Nassau to Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Butler. She is the grand-daughter of the first Bahamian Governor-General, Sir Milo Butler and his wife, Lady Butler.

Mrs Turner received her primary and secondary education at St. Andrew’s School, Nassau and her college education at the New England Institute graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science (Summa Cum Laude).

A funeral director, embalmer and business administrator by trade, Mrs Turner was the first Bahamian female to have achieved a bachelor of science degree in mortuary sciences.

Long a civic and political activist, Mrs Turner has a special understanding of Family Island development needs, having spent long periods of time visiting with her maternal grandparents who resided in Long Island. She is an Executive Member of The Free National Movement, a member of the Women’s Association and past Deputy Chairman of the FNM.

First elected to parliament from the Montagu Constituency in the 2007 general elections, Mrs Turner was appointed Minister of State for Social Development in the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.

Mrs Turner is an Anglican and is married to Edward Turner, with whom she has two children.



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