May 11, 2023

Upcoming Service in the Upper House of Jamaica’s Parliament

Approximately a year and a half ago, I disclosed that I had taken a break from broadcast media to reflect and decide what’s next. I also indicated that the process of reflection could perhaps conclude with me pursuing other interests and that I would provide an update as soon as a decision is made.

That extended break may be contemplated as my de facto retirement from broadcast media. I had initially mulled giving seven years to media but as fate would have it, I had the privilege of serving for well over a decade. I am grateful to have had the opportunity.

I am pleased to confirm that I have agreed to serve in the upper house of the Jamaican Parliament as a Senator and am honoured by the recommendation made accordingly to Governor General His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness ON, PC, MP.

My new upcoming role is welcomed with humility and a readiness to further contribute positively to Jamaica, even as I am confident that Prime Minister Holness will continue to capably and skilfully navigate our country on the path towards equal opportunity for all and economic independence.

I am appreciative of all well-wishers, including constructive critics, who have over the years taken the time to provide encouragement. Indeed, I am humbled by and deeply respectful of the various offers to continue serving in the journalism field which have come at intervals since my decision to withdraw from mainstream media. The decision to pursue other interests has not been taken lightly.

I am bullish about Jamaica’s future. I look forward to serving my country during this important phase of national development, via the Parliament, which is crucial to the good functioning of our relatively young but thriving democracy.