The Government and Parliament of Jamaica

Burchell Whiteman has devoted his life to public service in Jamaica. He started his professional career more than 40 years ago as a teacher.

He was subsequently appointed to the position of Principal, first at York Castle High School in 1969, and then at Brown's Community College. As an educator, he was known throughout Jamaica as an innovative and respected member of the profession.

Burchell Whiteman began a new career as a politician in 1989 when he was first elected as a Member of the Jamaican Parliament and was immediately appointed Minister of State for Education. In 1992, he joined Cabinet as Minister of Education, Youth and Culture where he served for ten years before deciding not to run in the October 2002 election.

The Prime Minister then appointed him to the Senate and kept him in Cabinet as Minister of Information and Leader of Government Business in the Senate. Mr. Whiteman retired from politics, stepping down from the Senate, in 2006.

In early 2007, he was appointed Jamaica's High Commissioner to the U.K., and returned to Jamaica upon concluding his term at the end of 2009.

We, the undersigned, call on the Government of Jamaica to appoint The Honourable Burchell Whiteman, O.J. as Governor General and Head of State.

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The BURCHELL WHITEMAN FOR GOVERNOR GENERAL petition to The Government and Parliament of Jamaica was written by Michael Morris and is in the category Government at GoPetition.