Transport Minister Receives North South Highway Proposed Toll Adjustments

17 August 2017
Transport Minister Receives North South Highway Proposed Toll Adjustments

The Minister of Transport and Mining, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, is now in receipt of the proposed adjustment in toll rates for the North South Highway, which is to become effective...

MTM mournes the passing of Kenry Jackson

14 August 2017
MTM mournes the passing of Kenry Jackson

Kenry Jackson, the General Manager of Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company, a subsidiary of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company has died. Mr Jackson died early Saturday morning at the Tony Thwaites...

Transport Authority Offers Early Release For Impounded Vehicles

25 July 2017
Transport Authority Offers Early Release For Impounded Vehicles

The Transport Authority is offering early release on all vehicles impounded at its facilities. A discount of up to 75 per cent on the total cost of storage fees will...

Toll Rates Roll Back on North South High Way Effective 10 PM Monday Night

25 July 2017
Toll Rates Roll Back on North South High Way Effective 10 PM Monday Night

The Minister of Transport and Mining, Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, says he has now been advised by the Operators of the North South Highway, that they now have sufficient coins supply...

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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