Meet Your MP – Dr Omar Davies

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Transport, Works and Housing Minister Dr Omar Davies is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Andrew Southern. Here are some more facts about him:

  1. He was born on May 28, 1947 in Four Paths, Clarendon.
  2. A graduate of the University of the West Indies and Northwestern University in the United States, he received a doctorate in Economics.
  3. Davies served as a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies from 1981 to 1989.
  4. During the 1980’s he was a weekly columnist for the Jamaica Daily News and was also a news analyst on Radio Jamaica. He was awarded the Archie Lindo Prize for Public Service in 1985, by the Press Association of Jamaica.
  5. He served as the nation’s Minister of Finance from 1993 to 2007.
  6. Davies is married with three children.