Christie, Perry Gladstone

Christie, Perry Gladstone,

1943–, Bahamian political leader. A member of the Progressive Liberal party, he practiced law for several years before serving (1977–2017; as an independent from 1987 to 1990) in Bahama's parliament. In 1997 he became party leader, and subsequently served as prime minister twice (2002–07, 2012–17); he resigned as party leader after landslide losses in 2017. Throughout his long career, he held a number of ministerial posts, including those of health, tourism, agriculture, and finance.