Kent Gammon

Carpe Diem

Biography

Biography

KENT GAMMON, B.Sc., LLB, LLM was called to the Jamaican Bar in November 1999 and the Australian Bar in April 2006. Passion­ate about serving others he was selected as Management Studies student of the Year in 1994 in the Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI. In that same year he went on to serve as Vice-President of the First Year UWI Faculty of Law Students’ Association and the Public Relations Officer of Young Jamaica. In 1995 he was elected President of the UWI Faculty of Law Students’ Association (Cave Hill Campus).In 1997 he was elected Vice-President of the Norman Manley Law School Students’ Association and in 1998 President of the Norman Manley Law School Students’ Association.

He was one of the co-founders of Generation 2000 (G2K), an organization of young professionals that supports the Jamaica Labour Party. He served G2K as company secretary, Deputy General Secretary, legal advisor, Vice-President and now serves as a Trustee of G2K.

In 2005 he served as Deputy Treasurer of the Jamaica Labour Party. He also served and continues to serve the JLP as a member of the Constitutional Committee. He was the party’s legal repre­sentative in the recounting of the ballots in the general election of 2002 for the constituencies of South East St. Andrew and North West St. Catherine and again in 2007 for the same constituency of South East St. Andrew and for East RuralSt. Andrew.

He is currently the Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee,a member of the Cocoa Industry Board, a director of the Wallenford Coffee Company, ChiChiBud Limited, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Consumer Affairs Commission, Gateway Group (Jamaica) Limited, and a member of the Board of Examiners for the Carib­bean Examinations Council.

He has presented many speeches on behalf of Young Jamaica and Generation 2000 over the years 1994 to 2008 in particular. He also organized Young Jamaica and G2Kfund raising and other events spanning those years.

In 2007 he wrote the book “Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Backward, the Jamaican Story 1972-2007” (available at Sangsters, UWI Bookshop, Kingston bookshop, Azmart Pharmacy and Pelican Publishers..see www.amazon.com

). He is married and has one daughter and currently runs his own law practice specializing in civil litigation and commercial law.

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