The Hon. D. Halson Moultrie was elected Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly by his fellow governing members in Parliament on May 24th, 2017, following the May 10th General Elections in which the Free National Movement (FNM) triumphed over the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in a landslide victory. Mr. Moultrie was born October 18, 1952, in Matthew Town the late Geoffrey and Naomi Moultrie. He received his early education at Inagua All Age School and Government High School (GHS). Moultrie later obtained a Certificate of Climatology from the Meteorological Office College, Shinfield Park the United Kingdom 1978 and a Certificate in Synoptic Meteorology from the Caribbean Meteorological Institute, Barbados through a United Nations fellowship. He also obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer Science from the College of The Bahamas in 1989, a Bachelor of Law LLB from the University of Wolverhampton, the United Kingdom in 2006. and a Certificate of Legal Education (CLE) from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2009.

Mr. Moultrie served as the Chief Meteorologist until 1991 and later as a consultant to Tamarind International. He later joined Obie Ferguson & Co. as a law student and worked with the Trade Union Congress as a Labour Consultant. He served as a Legal Executive with Sturrup, Thompson & Associates before forming his own law firm, Law, Integrated Financial & Equity – L.I.F.E. Chambers in 2010. Mr. Moultrie continues an amicable relationship with both the National Congress of Trade Union (NCTU) and as a Consultant with the Trade Union Congress (T.U.C.)  Mr. Moultrie was ordained by the late Dr. Myles Munroe at Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and now worships at Overcoming Power Ministries International (OPMI). Speaker Moultrie is married to the former Kim Elexis Anastacia Smith and the couple has one son, Herschel Driscoll.