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List of famous politicians from Jamaica, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Jamaican politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Jamaican politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Jamaica and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Jamaica, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Alexander Bustamante is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Jamaica
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The Right Excellent Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE was a Jamaican politician and labour leader who became the first prime minister of Jamaica. Bustamante is honoured in Jamaica with the title National Hero of Jamaica in recognition of his achievements. ...more

Birthplace: Hanover Parish, Jamaica

Nationality: Jamaica

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Andrew Michael Holness is a Jamaican politician who was Prime Minister of Jamaica from October 2011 to January 2012. He previously served as the Minister of Education from 2007 to 2012. Shortly after taking office, he led his party, the Jamaica Labour Party, to defeat in the December 2011 general election. He has served as Leader of the Opposition since 2012. Holness was the youngest person to become Prime Minister in Jamaica's history, as well as the country's ninth Prime Minister overall. He is also the second shortest serving Prime Minister in Jamaica as well as the Caribbean. ...more

Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Nationality: Jamaica

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Desmond McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Jamaica
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Desmond McKenzie

Desmond A. McKenzie, JP is a Jamaican politician, former mayor of the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation, in office between July 2003 and January 2012, when he was elected as Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kingston Western. He also currently serves as the Jamaica Labour Party spokesman for urban renewal, rural development and local government. Prior to that, McKenzie, a Labour Party member, served as a Junior Spokesman of the Opposition in the Senate of Jamaica in 2002 to 2003. He was a councillor for Denham Town from 1977 to 1984 and councillor of Tivoli Gardens since 1990. McKenzie is regarded as one of Jamaica's most active mayors, noted for his direct attitude towards ...more

Nationality: Jamaica

Edward Philip George Seaga, ON PC is a politician and statesman; he was the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, and Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005. He served as leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980, and again from 1989 until January 2005. His retirement from political life marked the end of Jamaica's founding generation in active politics; he was the last serving politician to have entered public life before independence in 1962, as he was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1959. Seaga is credited with building the financial and planning infrastructure of the country after independence, as well as developing its arts and crafts, and awareness ...more

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Jamaica

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