The Bahamas government says it will replace the portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on the Bahamian 100 dollar bill with that of the former governor-general, AD Hanna, who died last week at the age of 93.
“A new 100 dollar bill bearing the face of AD Hanna replacing the queen will commence and be officially in The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said, as he paid tribute to the former head of state.
His announcement was supported by Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis and Hanna’s family, who in a statement said that “our father would have been humbled and reluctant to be the recipient of such an honour”.
The statement added: “His service was above self. He was unequivocal in his belief that no Bahamian should be as interlopers at home or abroad in the common quest. We thank the people of The Bahamas for allowing AD Hanna to serve. We thank the government for recognising his contribution to the birth and development of the Bahamian nation.”