Henry Upbeat about the Future of the Mining Sector for Job Creation and Growth

20 March 2017
Henry Upbeat about the Future of the Mining Sector for Job Creation and Growth

As the curtains come down on the Metal Bulletin 23rd Bauxite and Alumina Conference at the Conrad Hilton, hotel in Miami Florida on Thursday, Transport and Mining Minister, Lester “Mike”...

Henry Intensifies Stakeholder Deliberations To Resolve Longstanding Issues in the Public Transport System

16 March 2017
Henry Intensifies Stakeholder Deliberations To Resolve Longstanding Issues in the Public Transport System

Minister of Transport and Mining, Lester “Mike” Henry, is intensifying his deliberations with stakeholders of the Public Transport System in order to resolve some longstanding issues. He met with the...

MTM WOMEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE ON WOMEN’S DAY

14 March 2017
MTM WOMEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE ON WOMEN’S DAY

Special attention was placed on the women of the Ministry of Transport and Mining on International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Under the theme #BeBoldForChange Celebrating the Ministry’s Women,...

MTM HOLDS CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOPS

13 March 2017
MTM HOLDS CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOPS

In an effort to raise the standard of its customer service deliverables, the Ministry of Transport and Mining engaged in a series of workshops which ran from January – March...

« »

Minister Henry is the longest serving Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives in Jamaica, dating back to 1980. He also served the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as Deputy Leader for ten (10) years.

Minister Henry’s long and distinguished political career moves along a continuum from:

  • 2016  - Present                    Minister of Transport and Mining
  • 2015  - 2016                         Shadow Minister of Transport and Works
  • 2007 - 2011                   Minister of Transport and Works
  • 1997 - 2007                          Chairman and  Member of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament
  • 1993 - 2007                   Shadow Minister of Transport and Works
  • 1989 - 1993                   Shadow Minister of Local Government
  • 1983 - 1989                   Minister of State with Responsibility for Culture
  • 1981 - 1983                   Minister of State with Responsibility for Tourism
  • 1981  - 1983                         Minister of State with Responsibility for Information

     

Awards

 

2002                           Order of Distinction OD: Commander Class 20 years of Service to Parliament 

1998                           Silver Musgrave Award for Literature

 

Education:

 

BA (Marketing)         Ealing Technical College – United Kingdom

 

Certificate                  Beckford and Smith High School (St. Jago) Jamaica

 

Summary of Professional Excellence

 

Minister Henry has been an accomplished Author, Publisher and Compiler spanning various responsibilities including:

 

      Chairman                                         LMH Publishing Limited, Jamaica

 

      Chairman                                          LMH Retail Limited , Jamaica

 

      Chairman                                          LMH Retail Montego Bay Limited and

 

      Chairman                                          Kingston Publisher Limited, Jamaica

 

      Managing Director                           Far Eastern Publishers Ltd, Jurong,    

 

      Managing Director                           Collins, Sangster Publishers, UK

 

      Sales and Marketing Manager      Knitting Machine Company, UK                          

 

Accomplishments

 

Minister Henry has had many noted achievements. Among them are:

  • Founder: Creative Production Training Centre (CPTC) the Caribbean’s Multi-Media Production and Training Facility
  • First to seek political decision on Reparation…Moving a motion in Parliament
  • Published the first Integrated Science Books for Schools in Jamaica 

 

 

Minister Henry is married to wife Dawn and, is the proud father of four children (three sons and one daughter) from his previous marriage to Stella Eaton. He practices Roman Catholicism and is an avid reader, writer, cricketer and  footballer among others