Parliamentarian

Entered into database:
February 26, 2019

Marlene Malahoo Forte QC, MP

Political Career: She currently serves as Member of Parliament for St. James West Central (since 2016) and Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs. She also served as Attorney General from March 2016 to January 2022. She previously served as a Senator (2009-2016), State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Shadow Minister for Health & Healthy Lifestyles. MP Malahoo Forte also serves on the Integrity Commission Oversight Committee of Parliament.

Civic Activities: Named Young Global Leader (2010) by the World Economic Forum; Top Young Person in the West Indies (2010) by Junior Chamber International; Kiwanis Club of New Kingston Vueve Clicquot Professional Woman of Excellence and Bigga High Achiever in the Legal & Justice System and past Chair of United Way’s Women Leadership Initiative.

Profession: Attorney-at-law, former lecturer in Criminal Law Practice & Procedure at the Norman Manley Law School. Former Resident Magistrate in the Parishes of St. Elizabeth and Kingston & St. Andrew. Served as Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and as a Radio Talk Show (JUSTICE) host.

Education: A graduate of Mannings High, University of the West Indies, Norman Manley Law School and King’s College London (LLM, 1999), She is a Commonwealth Scholar (1998) and a Yale World Fellow (2007) She obtained a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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