Shane Gibson (politician)

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The Hon. D. Shane Gibson
Member of Parliament of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Assumed office
May 2, 2002
Preceded byTheresa M. Moxey-Ingraham
ConstituencyGolden Gates, New Providence
Minister of Immigration,
Labour and Training of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
In office
February 22, 2005 – February 18, 2007
Preceded byVincent A. Peet
Succeeded byBradley Roberts
Vincent A. Peet[2]
Personal details
Born (1961-09-07) September 7, 1961 (age 57)
Nassau, Bahamas
Political partyProgressive Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Jacqueline Elaine Williams
ChildrenShamia, Shane Jr., Jaimie and Jazmin

David Shane Gibson (born September 7, 1961) is former Member of Parliament and former Cabinet Minister of Immigration, Labour and Training of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. He is the son of Bahamian entertainer and "King" Eric Gibson.

Early career[edit]

Gibson began work at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company in June 1984. He served as the treasurer of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union from 1991 to 1997, and was the union president from 1997 to 2002.

Political career[edit]

On May 2, 2002, D. Shane Gibson was elected to the Parliament of the Bahamas, as a member of the then ruling Progressive Liberal Party. On May 10, 2002, he was appointed by the then Prime Minister Perry Christie to the Cabinet as the Minister of Housing and National Insurance.[3] Gibson was appointed to the post for which he would become most well-known internationally, as the Minister of Immigration, Labour and Training when Christie reshuffled the Cabinet on February 22, 2005.[4] On February 18, 2007, he stepped down as a result of the controversy surrounding his involvement with Anna Nicole Smith.[5] On May 2, 2007 he was re-elected to his seat in Parliament, but as an opposition member because his party lost the general election to the Free National Movement.


  1. ^ "Bahamas Election Results Detail - 2002". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  2. ^ "Cabinet Changes Announced". The Bahama Journal. Retrieved 2007-02-20.
  3. ^ "About Us". The Ministry of Housing & National Insurance. Retrieved 2007-02-19.
  4. ^ "PM Reshuffles Cabinet". The Bahama Journal. Retrieved 2005-02-22.
  5. ^ "Bahamian Immigration Minister Linked To Anna Nicole Resigns". Access Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-18.