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Dame Marguerite has done us proud

Dear Editor,

Dame Marguerite Matilda McKenzie Pindling’s early roots can be traced back to Long Bay Cay, South Andros. She often refers to herself as “a little barefoot girl” from Long Bay Cays, born to Viola “Mirmie” Duncombe McKenzie and Rueben Daniel McKenzie on June 26,1932, being one of 11 children.

She was sworn in as governor general on July 8, 2014 and demitted office on June 27, 2019.

Dame Marguerite says she made it with common sense.

Congratulations on her over 60 years of public service, having achieved the highest post in the land as governor general.

God’s word proclaims that “the steps of a holy man are ordered by the Lord”. The proximity of Long Bay Cays to Mount Fitz William in New Providence are ordered by the Lord.

Dame Marguerite’s personal style, grace and projection of self are the pattern for all Bahamians to follow, especially our native Bahamian women aspiring to such a post.

The support you showed your husband, Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, is exemplary and is a beacon for fellow Bahamian women. 

Farewell to Dame Marguerite and all the best in the future endeavors. 

– Loxsley Lonford Bastian


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