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Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC, JP, MP

Attorney General of Jamaica

MARLENE MALAHOO FORTE QC, JP, MP, took the oath of office as the Attorney General of Jamaica, when the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness-led Cabinet was sworn in on 2016 March 7. She is a third term legislator who has served in both Houses of Parliament of Jamaica…

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Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC, JP, MP

MARLENE MALAHOO FORTE QC, MP, JP, took the oath of office as the Honourable Attorney General of Jamaica, when the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness-led Cabinet was sworn in on 2016 March 7.  She is a third term legislator who has served in both Houses of Parliament of Jamaica: Now as the elected Member of Parliament for the Constituency of Saint James West Central (since 2016 February 25); previously as Opposition Senator, with Senate responsibility for Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade (2012-2014) and as Shadow Minister of Health (2015 -2016 February); earlier, as Government Senator and State Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade (2009 July -2011 December).


While in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Mrs. Malahoo Forte regularly headed Jamaica’s Delegations abroad, including to Heads of State and Heads of Government Conferences.


With twenty years of professional experience in 2016, Mrs. Malahoo Forte has had a distinguished legal career at both Bar and Bench and as law lecturer. Highly regarded as a formidable, fair and fearless prosecutor in her time in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, she has had an enviably high success rate in the trial and appellate courts.  Well remembered and respected as a no-nonsense Judge of the now Parish Courts, who successfully tackled huge backlog of cases, while disposing of current cases speedily.  She has also been a strong advocate for fundamental reform of Jamaica’s Justice Sector.  As Consultant Counsel at the private bar from her LexFORTE Chambers, she has also successfully appeared at all levels of the courts, including before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council in England.


Mrs. Malahoo Forte holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree & Diploma in Public Policy and Management from Harvard University (USA), a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree in Commercial Laws with further specialty in Financial and Regulatory Laws (Commonwealth Scholar) from King’s College London (UK), a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) (Hons) from the University of the West Indies (Barbados) and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School (Jamaica).  She also holds a Diploma in International Arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London, England). Mrs. Malahoo Forte is also a Yale World Fellow and alum of Yale University (USA) and former head girl of Manning’s School (Westmoreland, Jamaica).


Recognized and honoured internationally, regionally and nationally as a high achiever who gets the job done, while finding time for volunteerism: Named Young Global Leader (2010) by the World Economic Forum; Top Young Person in the West Indies (2010) by Junior Chamber International; Kiwanis Club of New Kingston Vueve Clicquot Professional Woman of Excellence and Bigga High Achiever in the Legal & Justice System.  Also named amongst “WHO’S WHO” in Jamaica, Mrs. Malahoo Forte is a past Chairman of United Way of Jamaica’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.


Nicole Foster-Pusey, QC, JP

Solicitor General of Jamaica

Mrs. Nicole Foster-Pusey is an attorney-at-law who has been called to the Jamaican Bar for over 23 years. She has acquired extensive experience in Litigation and has developed acknowledged expertise in the areas of constitutional law, public law and judicial review…

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Nicole Foster-Pusey, QC, JP

Mrs. Nicole Foster-Pusey is an attorney-at-law who has been called to the Jamaican Bar for over 23 years. She has acquired extensive experience in Litigation and has developed acknowledged expertise in the areas of constitutional law, public law and judicial review in particular. Much of her experience was acquired while working in the Attorney General’s Chambers of Jamaica over the period 1993-2008. During this period, she served as Director – Litigation Division, Director of State Proceedings, Director – Commercial Affairs Division, Acting Director – Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Division and Acting Resident Magistrate. Mrs. Foster-Pusey has appeared in a number of significant cases in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Jamaica and has appeared at the Privy Council. Along with her broad exposure to the various legal matters handled by the Chambers, she also brings significant experience in the management of administrative matters related to the Chambers as during her earlier time at the Chambers she at one time headed the Chambers’ Training and Seminars Committee, its Interviewing Committee and sat on its Building, Newsletter and Library Committees. She benefitted from a number of training opportunities including that of Transformational Leadership and Change Management. Mrs. Foster-Pusey is a proud 2016 alumnus of the 5th Cohort of senior Caribbean public sector leaders (“C5 Game Changers”) trained by the Caribbean Leadership Project.


Mrs. Foster-Pusey is a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar and Cambridge Commonwealth Society Fellow having studied law at the University of Cambridge where she graduated with a Master of Law with First Class Honours. She also received the Jennings Prize (Wolfson College) for accomplishing First Class Honours as well as the Hugh Bevan Prize (Wolfson College) for being the Most Distinguished LLM student. Prior to this she attended the Norman Manley Law School and obtained the Certificate for Legal Education and the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws. In the course of pursuing her Bachelors of Law she also received the UWI – Guild of Graduates Merit Award in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and a sense of commitment to the Caribbean as well as the Christopher Blackman Prize for Labour Law.


Born in Trelawny, Mrs. Foster-Pusey however spent her formative years in Porus, Manchester. A former Head Girl and Fifth Form Valedictorian of Manchester High School, she acquired her early years of education at the Porus Infant and Porus Primary Schools.


Mrs. Foster-Pusey has been a member of several Boards among them the Mona Preparatory School and the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers Limited (JACAP). She currently serves on the Board of Choose Life International and is a member of the Constitution and Doctrine Committee of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. She also actively participates in the ministry of the United Church at the congregational level. Mrs. Foster-Pusey recently tutored in Civil Procedure and Practice at the Norman Manley Law School.


Her professional membership extends to the Jamaican Bar Association and the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship. She has also written several articles which have been published.


Mrs. Foster-Pusey is married to Nigel, a Minister of Religion. They have two children.  After practising for a few years as a sole practitioner, she was appointed Solicitor General in the Attorney General’s Chambers of Jamaica in August 2012.


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