Derrick Kellier

Constituents of South St. James have often credited much of the development of the area to the work of Derrick Kellier, Member of Parliament and candidate for the constituency. 

There can be no greater recommendation of one’s effort than that coming from the people and Kellier is aware that although he has worked hard to achieve many goals, there are still several to be attained.  

Comrade Kellier, who was born at Welcome Hall, St. James on May 27, 1947, attended Roehampton School, and Calabar High.  

A farmer and businessman, the positive thinking Member of Parliament is married and has six children.  

A Member of Parliament since 1989, Comrade Kellier has been Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, as well as a member of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, a member of the National Union of Young Farmers, and a member of the Youth Action Movement. 

Among his achievements are the construction of four new post offices; the construction of the Maroon Pride Banana Chips factory; the development of several cultural programmes, including the Cambrige Entertainment Company, Cambridge Marching Band, Cambridge Garment Industries, and Blue Hole Nature Park; and the construction of the Anchovy Primary school. 

He grew up in Roehampton, St. James, and has eleven siblings. He enjoys music, sports, and playing dominoes.