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Sen. Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr.

Sen. Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr.

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

 

Senator the Honourable Pearnel P. Charles Jr. is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with specific responsibility for Diaspora Affairs. This appointment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade follows his distinguished tenure as Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security where he had portfolio duties for the Department of Correctional Services, the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force and special projects within the national security portfolio.

Minister Charles is an Attorney-at-Law qualified to practice law in Jamaica and the United States of America. Throughout his professional career he served with distinction as a Judicial Clerk, Senior Clerk of Court, Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as the Lead Counsel and Managing Attorney of The Law Offices of Pearnel P. Charles Jr.

The Senator is also a former President of the Law Society and a former Guild President of the University of West Indies where he earned two honours degrees; a Bachelor of Science (double major in Biochemistry and Zoology) and a Bachelor of Laws. Additionally, he holds a Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. where he was awarded the Thomas Buergenthal Scholarship for academic performance.

Pearnel Charles Jr. was born with a passion for community service and as a youth advocate he continues to actively participate in community activities geared towards uplifting underserved communities and protecting the most vulnerable.