Adrian Paul Gibson

Long Island

Adrian Gibson is an attorney-at-law, educator, businessman, and former columnist who hails from Long Island.

Mr. Gibson is a trained teacher. Over the years, he has taught at the L.W. Young Junior High School, the S.C. McPherson Junior High School, and, briefly, at the College of the Bahamas (now UB). Mr. Gibson is also a Certified Bahama Host lecturer for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

For thirteen years, Mr. Gibson, penned a national weekly column for The Tribune newspaper. He also had various guest appearances as a media commentator and panelist at national forums, talk shows, and moderating symposiums such as the international criminal law symposium hosted by the Eugene Dupuch Law School. Mr. Gibson is regularly invited to present papers and speeches at conferences on topical issues.

As a gifted teenager, Mr. Gibson was selected by the then Bahamas Olympic Association to represent the Bahamas at the 2000 Olympic Youth Camp in Sydney, Australia (Olympic Games).

He graduated as the valedictorian of his high school class and attained the award for the country’s best performer in BGCSE History. He is the holder of a Bachelor of Education Degree in History and Geography (Distinction) and a Diploma in Education from the College of the Bahamas (now UB). In 2012, he graduated from the University of the West Indies with an LLB (Honours). He subsequently attended the Eugene Dupuch Law School and graduated with his Certificate of Legal Education (Honours), where he finished as the top male graduate.

After that, he was called to the Bahamas Bar. Though Fred Smith, QC recruited him, Mr. Gibson desired to clerk as a judicial assistant to then Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett. He did this for six months and subsequently joined Callenders & Co’s law firm, where he was involved in several high-profile cases. His practice covers a wide sphere of civil and commercial litigation, including judicial reviews, contractual disputes, constitutional law, company law, environmental law, and human rights law. He also has some experience in criminal law, particularly habeas corpus applications.

Mr. Gibson is also an entrepreneur; his various business endeavors include commercial rentals (real estate), car rentals, print and design, etcetera.

Adrian Gibson considers himself a proud Long Islander, referring to himself as “Long Island through and through.” His grandfather Bishop Edward Gibson hails from south Long Island (Turnbull/Buckleys), and his grandmother Lenora Gibson is from north Long Island (O Neils). His family hails from and resides in both the south/central and the north of Long Island.

Part of the FNM’s sweeping victory in 2017, Mr. Gibson won his election to become Long Island’s Member of Parliament by over twenty percent of the vote. A few months later, he was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation. Within a year, Mr. Gibson was promoted to Executive Chairman.

As an MP, Mr. Gibson has attained significant infrastructural improvements across Long Island, including a multimillion-dollar water project, a soon-to-start new international airport, and extensive road repairs.

Mr. Gibson’s commitment to the community is very well documented, having donated tablets, computers, air conditions, and TVs to schools and students in need. His contributions didn’t stop there; he built bus shelters, a STEM center, donated generators to hurricane shelters, and even donated firefighting tankers.

As Executive Chairman, Mr. Gibson has taken an innovative and progressive approach to institutional and business reforms and training at the Corporation as well as executing a plethora of infrastructural works from multimillion-dollar water pipeline expansions; to revamping the sewer network and construction of new pump stations; to the incorporation of solar energy and construction of solar fields; to ownership and operations of reverse osmosis plants; to deepening international partnerships/liaisons; to developing WSC’s internal capacity, equipment catalog and ability to execute projects.

Mr. Gibson is a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Library Committee of the House of Assembly.

He is the son of Catherine and Paul Gibson. He grew up in Long Island with his grandparents (Bishop Edward and Lenora Gibson).  He has one son.

Mr. Gibson has an interest in attaining a Masters in Aviation Law and a private pilot’s license.

He is civic-minded and a servant leader. He is a Justice of the Peace for the Bahamas, the immediate past vice-president of the PTA at a local Catholic school, a member of the Long Islanders’ Association, a member of the Bahamas Bar Association, a member of the Long Island Chamber of Commerce. Also, he participates in various civic and charitable causes.

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