Parliamentarian

Entered into database:
February 14, 2019

The Most Hon.

Andrew Holness ON, MP

Political career: As of March 3, 2016 he serves as the Prime Minister of Jamaica and since 1997 as MP for West Central St Andrew. PM Holness currently has ministerial portfolio responsibilities for Economic Growth and Job Creation and responsibilities associated with the Office of the Prime Minister. He is also the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party and served previously as Prime Minister (Oct 23, 2011 to Jan 5, 2012) and is the 9th holder of the office. He has served as Opposition Spokesperson on Land and Development (1999-2002) and Opposition Spokesperson on Housing and later Education. Between 2007 and 2012 he sat in the Cabinet as Minister of Education.

Profession: Accountant. He served as Executive Director at the Voluntary Organization for Uplifting Children from 1994 to 1996 and then joined the Premium Group of Companies, acting as a special assistant to former Prime Minister and JLP Party leader Edward Seaga.

Education: He is a graduate of the St. Catherine High School and the University of the West Indies, MSc in Development Studies and a BSc in Management Studies.

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