About Me: D. Shane Gibson was born in Nassau on September 7, 1961 to Bahamian entertainer “King” Eric Gibson and Gerlene Gibson (nee Ferguson).
Political Highlights: In 2002, Mr. Gibson was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Golden Gates Constituency. Subsequently, he was appointed by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie as the Minister of Housing & National Insurance form 2002 to 2006 and then Minister of Immigration, Labour & Training from 2006 to 2007. He is currently serving in his second term as the Member of Parliament for the Golden Gates Constituency. During his political career Mr. Gibson has been a member of the Progressive Liberal Party’s Candidates Committee, a major fundraiser for the Party and was one of the 2010 Elizabeth By-election Coordinators.
Education: Mr. Gibson attended the R.M. Bailey Secondary School and followed with his tertiary education at Devry Technical College in Toronto, Canada; the College of The Bahamas and St. Augustine’s College. He obtained certificates from the UWI Trade Union Educational Institute and the International Law Institute.
Civics/Social: Mr. Gibson is very active in many civic and social groups. He is a member of the Bahamas Golf Federation and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He established the following: the Golden Gates Development Association, Golden Gates Marching Band, Golden Gates After School Program, Golden Gates Computer Lab, Golden Gates Homework Lab, Golden Gates Annual Fun Run Walk Health Fair, Golden Gates Back to School Program, Golden Gates Annual Toy Give Away, Golden Gates Annual Trailblazers Basketball Tournament.
Mr. Gibson started his career at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company, where he became involved in the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU). He was elected as Treasurer of that body in 1991 and served for six years. Also beginning in 1991, Mr. Gibson served as a Trustee and Administrator of the BCPOU’s Pension Plan. He then went on to serve as the Director of the Pension Plan. In 1997, Mr. Gibson was elected to serve as President of the BCPOU.
Professional/Career: D. Shane Gibson is a results driven, dynamic, charismatic, astute, young professional Bahamian role model, whose entire life has been dedicated to championing the cause of the working class, the underprivileged, and the marginalized in the Bahamian society. His determination in this regard, his avowed commitment to his God and country, and his enlightened views on advancing any cause has earned him the respect of his peers and associates throughout The Bahamas.