PROFILE: HON. JEROME K. FITZGERALD MP

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Mr. Fitzgerald was born on the April 3rd, 1966 on New Providence Island, Nassau, Bahamas. He is married to Zaria Fitzgerald and they have three lovely children: Edward, Jared and Zahra.

Political Highlights: Mr. Fitzgerald was sworn in as Minister of Education, Science and Technology on May 10, 2012.

His current Ministerial portfolio includes:

Education Scholarships

Education Loans

Distance Learning

Relations with the College of The Bahamas

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute

Relations with Church-operated and other private schools

Public Libraries and Reading Centres

Retired Public Record and Historical Archives

Relations with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums

Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute

Technical Cadet Corps

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education, Pre-schools

Relations with school boards

Special Education

Development and Promotion of Facilities for Scientific and Technological Education, research and innovation

Promotion of Scientific Exhibitions

Mr. Fitzgerald was appointed to the Senate by the Leader of the Opposition the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on the 21st of May 2007. At the 2009 National PLP Convention Mr. Fitzgerald vied for the Deputy Leadership position of the Party.

Education: He received his early education at Queen’s College Primary School, graduating from St. Andrew’s School in New Providence. He received his tertiary education at Essex University of London and the University Business School, London where he studied law, graduating with an LL.B, LL.M, and MSc. He has achieved additional professional certifications, including the Certificate of Proficiency, The Chartered Insurance Institute London England, Licensed ‘Life and Other than Life’ Insurance Salesman, Bahamas.

Civics/Social: Mr. Fitzgerald has served in many civic and corporate organizations. He is a member of the Boulle and Young Presidents Organisation.

Professional/Career: Mr. Fitzgerald is the managing partner of Chancery Law Associates and his other work experience included positions at Global Custom Brokers and Trucking, Elliot B. Lockhart & Co., Higgs & Johnson, RND Cinemas/RND Holdings and Chancery Law Associates.

Mr. Fitzgerald was born on the April 3rd, 1966 on New Providence Island, Nassau,