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Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres in area, it is the third largest island — after Cuba and Hispaniola — of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean.


Our standard dataset contains 363 entities connected with Jamaica. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Jamaica. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 143 entities identified as PEPs connected with Jamaica.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Governor General1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries1--
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport1-1
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Economic Growth & Job Creation1--
Minister of Education, Youth, & Information1--
Minister of Entertainment, Sports, Culture, & Gender Affairs1--
Minister of Finance & the Public Service121
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade112
Minister of Health and Wellness1--
Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment, & Climate Change1--
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce111
Minister of Justice121
Minister of Labor & Social Security11-
Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs1--
Minister of Local Government & Community Development1--
Minister of National Security111
Minister of Science, Energy, & Technology111
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transport and Mining12-
Minister Without Portfolio in Office of the Prime Minister2--
Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation3--
Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives-6118
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Bank of Jamaica--1
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Jamaica-41
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives of Jamaica-130
Attorney General of Jamaica-31
Chief of Defence Staff-31
Leader of the Opposition-22
Prime Minister of Jamaica-31
Chief Justice of Jamaica-21
Governor-General of Jamaica-12
Minister of State at the Office of the Prime Minister-12
Minister without Portfolio-3-
Minister of State at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation--2
monarch of Jamaica-11
Attorney General1--
Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica--1
Minister of Education and Youth--1
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development--1
Minister of State at the Ministry of Health and Wellness-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...