Nicole Martin

Nassau Village

Nicole Michelle Martin was born on June 29th, 1973 in Nassau, Bahamas to Ms. Patsy Martin and Ural McIntosh. The Granddaughter of Bishop Stanley and Miriam Martin who were the first residents of Nassau Village Subdivision. Nassau Village is her childhood and current home. Tara, Kasey and Koy and her grandchildren Tyla, Tori and Trevor are her most prized possession.

History was made when she became the first female President of the largest Union in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas – Bahamas Hotel Catering & Allied Workers Union with approximately 6,000 in 2009. She served in that capacity until May 2018. She is the CEO of 2PBM Consultants and is an Independent Labour Consultant.

She is a 1990 graduate of L.W. Young Secondary School. As a lifelong learner she has gained certification in several areas including but not limited to: –

  • Certificate in Commercial Skills that includes Typewriting, Communication Skills, Financial Responsibility (1992)
  • Certificate in Basic Accounting

Bahamas Baptist Community College (1997)

  • Certificate in Management Studies that included Economics & Statistics, Marketing, Public Administration and Organizational Theory and Behavior from the University of the West Indies (2002)
  • Diploma in Information Technology

International Labour Organization (ILO) (2005)

  • International Computers Driver’s License (ICDL)

University of Turin, Italy (2007)

She graduated with Honors from the Bahamas Baptist Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Law and Criminal Justice and was awarded the Social Sciences Division special award for the highest GPA in that Division.

She is the past President of the first Bahamas Hotel Union Toastmasters Club 5725. Where she has earned the designation as an Advanced Toastmaster Bronze ATM-B and Competent Leader CL in the Toastmasters Program.

She served as a lecturer at the National Congress of Trade Unions’ Labour College. Additionally, she is a Trainer and Conference/ Workshop Coordinator.

During her tenure in the trade union movement, she was instrumental in causing legislation to be enacted to validate Trade Unions and to protect the rights of workers through the process of collective bargaining. This has also led her to move more resolutely in achieving her lifelong dream of becoming an Attorney. She is currently enrolled in the LLB Program at the University of the Bahamas.

Recognized for her contribution to Labour in the Bahamas Nicole has been bestowed the British Empire Medal (BEM) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She is also a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

While biologically she has three children, she is mother to many young persons. Guidance and direction of young people is her passion and as such her home has become an unofficial home for many over the years. She is a firm believer in charity and strives to be charitable daily. She is a member of the Living Waters Kingdom Ministries and a follower of the Last Days Gospel Assembly Church. Her favorite scripture is James 4:2 “Ye lust and have not: ye kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”

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