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Former Ag Joins The Blogging World

Former Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson.

Former Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson.

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

ALLYSON Maynard Gibson, a former attorney general, has joined the world of blogging, hoping to spark intelligent discussions about national affairs.

She said she started the blog to “engage in discussion about issues we should consider as we build our future. I hope that Bahamians, including those in the diaspora, will engage in commentary on this site and this will become a place where Bahamians of goodwill meet and engage in discussion and advance innovate ideas about our excellent future.”

The blog is called BeBoldBahamas.

In an interview this week, she said the blog will cover a number of topics.

“We should embrace change,” she said. “I think it’s important in talking about that it’s important to show it’s doable.”

Mrs Maynard Gibson was the Minister of Financial Services and Investments.

As the industry faces upheaval in response to international pressure, she wrote:

"The financial services sector, that for decades has been a source of development and growth for The Bahamas, has the challenge of taking change.

"In my view Sir Milo Butler is the Father of Financial Services in The Bahamas. In the 1960s, Sir Milo Butler, boldly expressed his vision for Bahamian people of colour taking their rightful places in financial services, when he insisted that the Royal Bank of Canada engage Black Bahamians as bank tellers. He did not flinch when his overdraft facility was revoked – a devastating blow. He, and many others in his generation, stood firm for a future for black Bahamians in financial services. Leaders at the time have come out on record the fact that Sir Stafford Sand’s vision for financial services did not include people of colour."

"For decades after Sir Milo’s bold step, young Bahamians were able to take for granted that they could get a job in financial services. They were able to look at black Bahamian men and women as Managers of clearing banks and in prominent positions, including shareholders, in offshore banks and trust companies. I think of Fred Murray, Al Jarret, Walter Wells, Sharon Brown, Calvin Knowles and scores of others who excelled at their profession and paved the way for those behind. And I think of T. Baswell Donaldson, James Smith, Wendy Craig and other Governors of the Central Bank who made it clear to those in the international arena that The Bahamas possessed the vision, discipline and intellectual capital to compete in the international arena. Other service professionals, like lawyers, accountants, secretaries, linguists, etc., were able to take for granted that they could service the financial services industry."

Comments

pingmydling 5 months, 2 weeks ago

More tired old PLP racist rhetoric. Modern distribution, same old message. Why not retire gracefully and tend your little garden?

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joeblow 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I suspect she will avoid topics on corruption, honesty and integrity!

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BONEFISH 5 months, 2 weeks ago

She has a right to express her opinion.You just don't have to read it..

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ThisIsOurs 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I agree, she does have the right to express her opinion

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hrysippus 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hoping to spark intelligent discussion? Now that is funny considering the source...…..

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pingmydling 5 months, 2 weeks ago

not BONEFISH ,it should be BONEHEAD. That is my opinion; did you read it?

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realitycheck242 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The "All for me Baby decendents" would just not go away. Bahamians have wised up. The may 10th 2017 results spoke for itself.

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birdiestrachan 5 months, 2 weeks ago

No need to hate her because she is successful, Perhaps if she was of a different hue, it would be all right. Pay attention to the folks who visit her fine stores for hand bags and

other items. Say what ever you wish. The truth is the PLP is responsible for the middle class. doc is hell bent on destroying. it. Celebrate her success. It is all right,..

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hrysippus 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The middle class was going to develop regardless of the plp. The plp is responsible for our 9 billion dollar debt, overstaffed civil service, and inadequate infrastructure.

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tetelestai 5 months, 2 weeks ago

You do realize that in this modern Bahamas, i.e., post 1992, that the FNM has held the government longer than the PLP, right? So, logically, wouldn't the FNM also be responsible for our debt, bloated civil service, et al.)?

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birdiestrachan 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Quote "The wise will understand the fool has no need to know"

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pingmydling 5 months, 2 weeks ago

She is successful because crooked daddy paid for that fancy education (Florida, UK etc). The rest of us poor dumb Bahamians got stuck with the normal "F" grade system.

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pingmydling 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Your quote is so relevant, Birdiebaby. I suspect you were looking in the mirror when you wrote it.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Ahhh yes, the corrupt greedy and most ugly Wicked Witch of The West dares to mount her broom once again...need anyone say more?! LMAO Big Time!!

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sealice 5 months, 2 weeks ago

OK so this is just another BS PLP website to try get all the racist peeps and cronies together because 5% of the population is going to try to start a civil war.....

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SP 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Fox Hill Prison has a special space for this witch

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HonestTruth 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Maynard Gibson was our minister of financial services? This is news to me, as I could’ve sworn she was the AG.

The tribune really needs to proof read their articles before posting, the managing editor should be replaced ASAP because these errors are now the norm.

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sheeprunner12 5 months, 2 weeks ago

True ............ and no apologies for the "fake news"

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Well_mudda_take_sic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The Wicked Witch of The West was indeed Minister of Financial Services and Investments many many moons ago.....may be as far back as SLOP's last 5 years as PM. Of course she did nothing but feather her own nest way back then too! LMAO

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