Hon. K. Peter Turnquest | Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance
The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest was born on August 22nd, 1964 in the Bahamas and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Prairie View A&M University, and his MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been in public and private practice for over 30 years in the area of financial accounting and reporting, audit, corporate services, merges & acquisitions, receiverships and liquidations. Mr. Turnquest has had wide business experience having led international sales and manufacturing operations in several countries.
He is a former president of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce; past Assistant Governor, Rotary International District 6990; past Substitute Grand Master, District Grand lodge of The Bahamas, Scottish Constitution; past president, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Nassau, Grand Bahama Chairman Bahamas Scout Association.
The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest was elected to parliament for the first time on May 7th, 2012, as the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama. Following successful re-election on May 10th, 2017, Hon. Turnquest was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
He is married to Sonia Turnquest and together they have two children, Kevin and Nathalie.