Senator Michael Pintard was born in Nassau, the son of Laura Pearline Benson, nee Hepburn, and John Samuel Pintard, deceased.
He received his early education in Nassau, completing an associate of arts degree in agriculture at The College of The Bahamas before earning a bachelor of science degree in agronomy from Tuskegee University.
Subsequently Michael completed a number of graduate-level courses in agricultural economics at Montreal, Canada’s McGill University.
Michael is an internationally-certified compliance and anti-money laundering officer, a licensed real estate agent, accomplished playwright and humourist, a teacher, radio talk show host, motivational speaker and writer who has lectured and performed domestically and abroad.
Mr Pintard attended the Carribean Summer Writer’s Institute at the University of Miami, underwritten by the James Michener Scholarship.
His credits include “Still Standing” and “Men Talk,” and he has collaborated on “Election 2002: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry,” “Election 2007: Count it again, man, count it again,” and “Women Talk.” The five theatrical productions are said to be the longest-running and best-attended productions in Bahamian history.
Michael was a founding partner in Congo Town Development Ltd., a Bahamian company focused on developing housing in urban centers, and a former consultant to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, for the ministries responsible for economic development, tourism, youth, sports and culture.
Michael was the organisational development manager for Grand Bahama Airport Company, Freeport Harbour Company and Freeport Container Port.
More recently, he has served as a consultant for Vopak Terminal Bahamas and the Government Ministry responsible for public service.
Michael is married to the former Berlice Lightbourne and they live in Freeport, Grand Bahama.