• Morgan's appointment will restore the government side in the Upper House to its full complement of 13 senators.

Robert Morgan, Communications Director At OPM, Is Appointed Senator


Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Nesta Morgan, has been appointed a government Senator.

Mr. Morgan was appointed this afternoon by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on the recommendation of Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.

Senator Morgan has also been appointed a Parliamentary Secretary in OPM.

Senator Robert Morgan.

A Parliamentary Secretary is a representative of parliament who assists a senior minister with his or her duties.

Senator Morgan is to demit office as Director of Communication and Public Affairs in the OPM.

Mr. Morgan is also a former journalist, publicist and communications consultant.

He’s from Woodhall in Clarendon.

He’s a graduate of Clarendon College, Garvey Maceo High School and the University of the West Indies.

He’s currently reading for a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Morgan’s appointment will restore the government side in the Upper House to its full complement of 13 senators.

The vacancy arose following the resignation of Ruel Reid from the Senate in March.

Reid was fired as Education Minister and resigned as a Government Senator following a corruption probe at some agencies which fell under his then Ministry.

Mr. Morgan’s appointment comes ahead of a crucial vote tomorrow on a resolution which proposes to extend the state of public emergency in western Jamaica.

The resolution was approved in the lower house on Tuesday.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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