Senator The Hon. Jimmy Henry
Minister within the Minsitry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, Saint Lucia
Jimmy Henry is a Saint Lucian politician, Senator, and Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Jimmy Henry was born on 9 June 1977 at Grande Riviere, Dennery, son of Maryanne Henry-Hippolyte. Henry started school at the Richfond Primary School, and then proceeded to the La Ressource Primary School. He further went on to attend the Dennery Secondary School from 1990 to 1995. Whilst at secondary school, he found refuge in track and field under the guidance of Hon. Edmund Estephane. Henry became part of the Dennery track club which afforded him the opportunity to travel the Caribbean, where he participated in Sporting meets. According to Henry these were the best days of his life.
After high school, Henry, studied at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College from 1997 to 1999 and successfully graduated with an Associate's Degree in Business management and Sociology. He then began his professional life as a teller at the St. Lucia Co-Operative Credit Union for the period of one year. He then went on to work at Bank of St. Lucia as a teller for the period of six months.
As he climbed up the professional ladder, he became an employee of the Ministry of Education as a Bursar from October 2002, at the Ange Ger Secondary School. He was then transferred to the Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary School where he worked for twelve (12) years as a bursar. During these years he interfaced with a number of students and parents from the Dennery North basin and its environs. Whilst employed with the Ministry, Mr. Henry pursued a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the Monroe College. In successfully completing his degree, he became employed with the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security as a Probation Officer in the Probation and Parole Department of the said Ministry.
On 14 June 2016, Henry was appointed Minister within the Minsitry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, following the victory of the UWP in the 6 June 2016 general elections.