Orlando Brown

Submitted by on Sep 5, 2015

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

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Cabinet Ministers

The Honourable Arnaldo Brown, Member of Parliament for East Central St Catherine was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade on Friday, January 6, 2012.

State Minister Brown, an attorney-at-law by profession, is responsible for the Diaspora and Foreign Trade portfolios in the Ministry.  His objective for the Diaspora Portfolio is to deepen the engagement between Jamaicans at home and abroad in the country’s journey toward development.

For the Trade Portfolio, the State Minister has identified the trade in services and its growth, facilitation and measurement as a priority.

With an academic background in Political Sciences and International Relations, having completed his Post Graduate Degree in that field in 2009, and having tutored in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, for two years, the State Minister also brings to his portfolios a wealth of experience in Public Service.

Mr. Brown was Senior Consultant to Dr. the Honourable Peter Phillips, Minister of National Security in the Ministry of National Security (2006-2007). During that time, he was Head of Delegation to the United Nations International Conference on Transnational Organized Crime (Dominica Republic, 2007).

From 2005-2006, State Minister Brown was Senior Director in the Access to Information Unit in the Office of the Cabinet. Prior to that, he was Special Advisor to the Minister of Development, Dr. Paul Robertson (2003-2005).

Mr. Brown has also served as Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Appeals Tribunal (2005-2007) and Director of the National Insurance Fund Board (2005-2007). From 2008-2009, he was also a legal consultant for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Review Panel and member of the Jamaica Justice Reform Taskforce (2007-2008).

Having been called to the Bar in 2002, State Minister Brown practiced law before assuming public office, and in 2007 started his own private practice: Arnaldo A. Brown & Company, Attorneys-at-law.

A former Head Boy at Glenmuir High and University of the West Indies Guild Vice President, the Honourable State Minister has chosen representative politics as his vehicle for public service.

He also participation in the Register, Assess & Place (RAP) programme, in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA, having himself identified and registered over 400 participants.

Politically, State Minister Brown is the Chairman of East Central St. Catherine, Member of the National Executive Council, Vice Chairman of Region Four of the Peoples National Party (PNP), as well Legal Advisor to the region.

Raised in Hampton Court, St. Thomas, Jamaica, State Minister Brown is an avid football fan and is married to Sharon (nee Blair). The couple has two young children – a son and a daughter.

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