Julian Robinson is the incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Andrew South Eastern. Here are some facts about him:
- In addition to his duties as MP, Robinson is Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, and Deputy General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP).
- He is the son of Justice Patrick Robinson, who was elected to serve as a judge in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in November 2014.
- He is a graduate of the Hope Valley Experimental Primary School, Campion College, the University of the West Indies, Mona and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA.
- In school, Robinson excelled at cricket and football. He was the first schoolboy batsman in Jamaica to score a century in the Jackie Hendricks under-14 Competition, and the first recipient of the Isaac Henry Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of the ideal student/athlete – outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom, together with good discipline and leadership qualities.
- He is a ‘techie,’ and at one time, worked with international firms such as IBM and Scient as a management and eBusiness consultant in London, where he lived before returning to Jamaica in 2001.
- Robinson became involved with the PNP while in England, becoming a member, and eventually being elected Chairman of the PNP UK, a position he held for two years.