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Mark Humes

Educator, Parliamentarian

Mark Humes is the Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte and Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA).

A 1982 graduate of St. Augustine’s College, Mr. Humes completed his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and French, and the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, receiving a Master of Arts degree in African American Literature and Theory.

Mr. Humes began his career in education, teaching English at the Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga and at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Prior to being elected Member of Parliament, he served as an Assistant Professor of English in the School of English Studies at the University of The Bahamas, President of the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB), as well as faculty representative on the University’s Board of Trustees. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Humes, a certified track and field coach, did extra duty as head sprint coach at the Marist School, The University of Puerto Rico, Morehouse College, and The College/University of The Bahamas, respectively.

He currently contributes to several national Boards and Committee, serving as the Chairman of the Bahamas National Independence and National Honors Secretariats and Chairman of the Subcommittee for Recognition and Awards on the Governor General’s Volunteer Bahamas Advisory Committee.

An avid photographer and music producer, Mr. Humes is an active participant in and supporter of the local theatre culture and community in the Bahamas and has appeared in numerous productions at the Dundas Theater during its Shakespeare In Paradise festival season.

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