MY STORY

Mr Boykin G Smith, the son of Barry G Smith and Christine Adderley-Smith, was born on 22nd July 1995 in Nassau, The Bahamas, and is the grandson of Acklins, Cat and Long Islanders.

 

As a young boy, he attended St. Anne’s Anglican School and joined the Christ Church Cathedral congregation. One of his many mantras is “manners and respect will take you all around the world” and his journey has been just that. In high school he was the Deputy Headboy, Paul House Head Captain, a Junior Achiever, the 2011 Junior Minister of Tourism, an the youngest Youth Parliamentarian during the 2011 Youth in Parliament session, a BAISS Football (Soccer) Champion, and the Gentlemen’s Club’s 2012 Gentleman of the Year. He obtained a $17,000 scholarship, a National Grant award and the Trent International Scholarship award to complete a B.A. (Hons) degree in Political Studies with a minor in Economics from Trent University in Ontario, Canada.

 

At Ontario’s #1 undergrad university, Mr Smith immersed himself in community service, student government, and purposeful research. He worked as an Executive Director of a multimillion-dollar organization and a community organizer providing services such as grocery assistance, a unified bus system, health care, campaign financing for a fifteen (15) million dollar community centre, and political advocacy at the local and national level for a population of 8,000 persons, which has prepared him to be an exceptional leader here in The Bahamas. As a result he received several accolades including the very first, and only black, recipient of the prestigious 3M National Student nomination, Andrew Priestman Memorial Prize in Politics, Continuing International Student Award, David Morrison Award, and Dr. Mike Allcott Award.

Formerly an intern at Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher, he gained invaluable knowledge, which later inspired his LL.M dissertation topic in the financial services sector, as well as client care skills in areas like conveyancing, financial services, wills and probates. In 2016, he launched an online campaign and hosted an event to raise funds to pursue an LL.B (Juris Doctor) degree at the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK.

During his LL.B, he was elected as a Law Academic Representative, worked as a Thomson Reuters Freelance Representative, and served as the President of the Mooting Society. He was subsequently the recipient of the Canadian Prestige Scholarship and Sir Nicholas Green Scheme awards. He was also sent on many university sponsored trips to countries like Ireland, India, and The Netherlands to compete and coach students in mooting.

Boykin G Smith

Formerly the DNA Candidate and Spokesperson for Housing, Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, he is now nominated as an Independent Candidate for the great constituency of Garden Hill. He hopes to offer a good decade of service and an alternative voice in the Halls of Parliament for the community he was born in and has returned to help. 

Mr Smith is currently a partner of a firm that specialises in social media marketing, website and app development and is a BPTC and LL.M (Fraud and Economic Crime) candidate at City, the University of London and youth mentor. His policy interests include commerce, equality, migration, tax, climate change and natural disaster prevention.

Pupil Lawyer
Pupil Lawyer

I have been conferred a BA (Hons) degree in Political Studies from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and a LLB (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK. Currently, I am a BPTC and LLM candidate at City, University of London, which is being completed remotely in The Bahamas.

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Writer
Writer

When I am not tending to my family or community, I am in deep thought about pressing issues facing our country. Here are a few of my thought-provoking articles yet.

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Gentlemen's Club 2012
Gentlemen's Club 2012

At the end of high school, I graduated as Deputy Head Boy, Head House Captain, BAISS Soccer Champion, and Top 5 at St. Anne’s High School. I also was the winner of the Gentlemen’s Club’s speech competition and Gentleman of the Year 2012 award, which included a $17,000 scholarship.

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Pupil Lawyer
Pupil Lawyer

I have been conferred a BA (Hons) degree in Political Studies from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and a LLB (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK. Currently, I am a BPTC and LLM candidate at City, University of London, which is being completed remotely in The Bahamas.

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