Government of the Bahamas
Minister of Environment & Housing
The Honorable Romauld Ferreira was born in New Providence to May and Joseph Ferreira, on 3rd September 1969; his passion for the environment began at the age of 13 after an encounter with a pod of dolphins in South Andros.
Minister Ferreira began his education at St. Matthew Parish School graduating from Queens College high-school in 1982. After completing an Associate’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology from the College of The Bahamas, he later obtained an honors degree in Ecology with Chemistry from the University of the West Indies and an honors law degree from the University of London. In 2000, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincolns Inn and the Bahamas Bar Association.
Minister Ferreira’s professional career thus far has encompassed 4 displines ecology, law, television broadcasting and now politics.
In 1990 he joined the Department of Fisheries as a Fisheries Officer responsible for aquaculture, marine mammals, wetland and coral reef conservation. He joined the Bahamas Electricity Corporation in 1994 as an Environmental Officer responsible for environmental management, environment impact assessments, brownfields and emissions management.
After serving 10 years in the public sector, Minister Ferreira embarked on a successful private practice as an attorney and environmental consultant. Minister Ferreira has extensive professional expertise encompassing energy, water & sanitation, EIA’s, public administrative law, conveyancing, legal drafting, litigation and environmental policy development.
In 2001, he began his career in television broadcasting, as the first host of the national morning television show, Bahamas at Sunrise. His skill and ability both in front of and off camera helped to make the show the longest-running live television show in Bahamian history. After 15 years Mr Ferreira retired from the show to enter politics in 2016.
On 10th May 2017 he was elected to the House of Assembly as the Member of Parliament for Marathon and appointed Minister of the Environment and Housing on 15th May 2017.
Minister Ferreira is married with 5 children and is an enthusiactic supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.