Dame Ivy Leona Dumont, DCMG, (born October 2, 1930) is the Governor-General of the Bahamas. She is the first female to hold this office, which she has done since January 1, 2002 (on an acting basis since November 13, 2001). On the Orders insignia, St Michael is often depicted subduing Satan. ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Sir Orville Alton Turnquest (born 1929) was the foreign minister of the Bahamas from 1992 to 1994, and the governor-general of the Bahamas from January 3, 1995 until his retirement on November 13, 2001. ... This page contains a list of Governors-General of the Bahamas. ...
Dame Ivy, her husband Reginald Dumont and an aide-de-camp were reportedly on the first leg of a holiday trip to St. Kitts via Miami and St. Maarten, when officials of the Transportation Security Administration pulled her aside for a "secondary" inspection.
Dumont were both reportedly in possession of their diplomatic passports, according to a government statement and were "ushered in one lane to pass through the magni-monitor and the other members of the group were ushered through another."
Dumont was her spouse," a U.S. Transportation and Security Administration official insisted that a "secondary screening" would be necessary.
Barely serving two months in an acting position, Dame IvyDumont, 71, was officially confirmed as Governor-General of The Bahamas, making her the first woman to hold such a high office.
He said that Dame Ivy, a gentle and kind spirited woman, with keen intellect and a tremendous drive to see good done for the maximum number of people possible, had served as an important positive influence upon his political life during the past decade.
Dame Ivy was sworn in as the Acting Governor-General on 13 November2001 in a ceremony in Rawson Square witnessed by hundreds and carried on television and radio via live broadcasts.
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