Former Jamaica Government senator is PLP gala keynote speaker
A former Jamaica Government senator and Miss World contestant is to give the keynote address at Saturday’s Progressive Labour Party Gala.
Imani Duncan-Price is former chief of staff in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in Jamaica. In that role she supported Dr Peter Phillips, then Opposition Leader and People’s National Party president, in policy formation.
Ms Duncan-Price is also a past co-executive director of Jamaican think tank the Caribbean Policy Research Institute and group strategy officer for the JMMB Group – a leading financial services group.
She was crowned Miss Jamaica World in 1995.
The PLP said Ms Duncan-Price has “exhibited a record of successful leadership”.
A party spokesperson said: “With a passion for social innovation and impact, she recently established the Imani, Grace and Love Foundation focusing on women’s economic empowerment and affordable dignified housing across inner-city Kingston, while building politically on the ground.
“She also continues her social justice activism supporting the Caribbean Domestic Workers Network and other such organisations. As a development practitioner, Imani is also a consultant with UN Women.”
Ms Duncan-Price earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a masters in International Development from Harvard University at the Kennedy School.
In 2015, she was Named World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2015, Eisenhower Fellow in 2018, Global Governance Forum Fellow 2021 and Vital Voices Public Leadership Fellow 2021.
The PLP Gala at the Hamilton Princess begins at 6pm on Saturday and includes dinner starting at 7pm. Patron tickets are $250 and general tickets are $150. They can be purchased through www.gpass.bm
There are opportunities to purchase tables and sponsorship packages in support of the event by calling 292 2264 or visiting PLP headquarters at Alaska Hall, Pembroke.