Brent Symonette is the youngest son of Sir Roland Symonette and Lady Margaret Symonette.
He was born on December 2nd, 1954. He attended St. Andrew’s School, Leys School in Cambridge, England, and Brunel University in Middlesex, England.
Mr. Symonette is a Barrister-at-Law having been called to the Bar in The Bahamas and has been involved with several real estate projects.
Mr. Symonette was first appointed to the Senate of The Bahamas in 1987 by the late Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield.
After the 1992 general election, he was reappointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and served until 1997.
In 2007, Mr. Symonette ran for and won the newly created constituency of St. Anne’s.
Throughout his career, Mr. Symonette has held the Cabinet posts of: Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney General, Minister of Tourism (including Aviation), and Minister of Foreign Affairs (including Immigration), as well as acting in numerous other posts, such as acting Prime Minister in the absence of the substantive Minister.
Mr. Symonette was also the Chairman of the Hotel Corporation and the founding Chairman of the Airport Authority.
Mr. Symonette is a member of The Bahamas National Trust, Bahamas Real Estate Association and an active member of the East Nassau Rotary Club.
Mr. Symonette was also elected Deputy Leader of the Free National Movement.
Mr. Symonette is married and has three children.