Parliamentarian

Mark Golding MP

Political Career: Since October 2017, he serves as Member of Parliament for the St. Andrew South constituency. He was elected President of the PNP, and sworn in as Leader of the Opposition in November 2020, upon the resignation of Dr. Peter Phillips from those posts. He is also the Shadow Minister of Defence. He was a member of the Jamaican Senate from 2007 to 2017 and served as the Minister of Justice for Jamaica between January 2012 to March 2016. MP Golding currently serves on the Integrity Commission Oversight Committee of Parliament.

Civic Activities: Serves as Chairman of the Mona Rehabilitation Foundation.  He was appointed by the Minister of Finance & Planning to serve as a member of the Task Force to establish the Financial Services Commission, the regulator of non-deposit taking financial services institutions. He has also served on the Bank of Jamaica’s task force, which reviewed the legislation governing the operations of the central bank.

Mr. Golding currently serves as the Chairman of the Arnett Gardens Football Club.

Profession: Admitted to practice as an attorney-of-law in Jamaica in 1990. Mark practised as an Associate at another prominent Jamaican firm until he joined Hart Muirhead Fatta in 1993. He was a founding director of Dehring Bunting & Golding Limited, investment bankers, unit trust managers, stockbrokers and financial advisers (now Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited). Served as a director of Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS), the first regional ratings agency for the Caribbean, and has served as a Director of GraceKennedy Limited as well as the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited.

Education: He is a graduate of Campion High School,  Magdalen College, Oxford University and University College London, England.

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House of Representatives

2016/2017
Not a member
2017/2018
10/10 Meetings
2018/2019
45/47 Meetings
2019/2020
37/39 Meetings
2020/2021
38/46 Meetings

Public Accounts Committee

2016/2017
Not a member
2017/2018
Not a member
2018/2019
9/9 Meetings
2019/2020
16/16 Meetings
2020/2021
Not a member

Please see: CDF Operational Procedures – March 2019

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

Constituency Development Fund Consultations

2016/2017
Not a MP
2017/2018
Not a MP
2018/2019
1/1 Meeting
2019/2020
1/1 Meeting
2020/2021
No data available

Constituency Development Fund Reports

No CDF reports have been received to date

Based on the Integrity Commission's interpretation of "Part VII Privilege and Confidentiality", Section 56 of the Integrity Commission Act, 2017, the Annual Reports of the Integrity Commission no longer name nor identify any Parliamentarian that commits an offence (a breach) of the Act, neither will it name nor identify any Parliamentarian that is being further investigated or prosecuted for the offence(s) committed.

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 info.
  • Fined for false statement or information
  • Prosecuted by Director of Corruption Prosecution
2018
2019

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