Entered into database:
February 5, 2019


James C. Hutchinson CD, MP

Political Career: Served as MP for St. Elizabeth North Western when he entered the political arena in 1979. He currently serves as MP for the same constituency as well as State Minister in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. Mr. Hutchinson served (2016 to July 2019) as a Minister of State for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister of State for Agriculture (2007-11). He was as a former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education (1980-83).

Civic Activities:
Served as former president of the St. Elizabeth chapter of Young Jamaica.

Profession: Farmer and a career politician. He has also worked as a part-time teacher and a football coach at the St Elizabeth technical High School.

Education: Knox College; Munro College and Cornell University, USA.

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House of Representatives

40/50 Meetings
31/38 Meetings
44/47 Meetings
42/47 Meetings
34/39 Meetings

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Note Policy Change: 2015/16 and beyond, meetings are required every other year (prior annually).

Constituency Development Fund Consultations

No meetings held
No meetings held
1/1 Meeting
No meetings required
No data available

Constituency Development Fund Reports

No CDF reports have been received to date

NOTE: The Integrity Commission reports on offences under the Act. The Tick/Check Mark indicates that an offence has occurred in that particular year. The X indicates that no offence occurred and the Parliamentarian is compliant.

Assessed under the then Parliament (Integrity of Members) Act, 1973. Repealed as of February 22, 2018

  • Did not declare
  • Declared late
  • Reported to Parliamentary Leader
  • Declaration not cleared
  • Reported to Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)
  • Fined in Resident Magistrate's Court

Based on the Integrity Commission's interpretation of "Part VII Privilege and Confidentiality, Clauses 55 and 56 of the Integrity Act", the public is no longer provided information on the breaches committed by Members of Parliament, nor information on any who is being investigated or prosecuted.

Assessed under the Integrity Commissions Act, 2017

  • Did not declare
  • Declared late
  • Reported to Parliamentary Leader
  • Declaration not cleared
  • Reported to Director of Corruption Prosecution
  • Fined for failure to report on time and/or provide information
  • Fined for false statement or information
  • Prosecuted by Director of Corruption Prosecution

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