St. Clair “Jimmy” Prince is the current parliamentary representative for Marriaqua and the Minister of Education, National Reconciliation and Information.
Raised in the valley, he attended the Marriaqua Government School, Cane End Government School and the St. Vincent Grammar School. He received tertiary education at the Caribbean Institute for Mass Communication (CARIMAC – University of the West Indies – Mona Campus) and is a graduate of the Korean Broadcasting System Training Institute.
Professionally, he served as the Chief Information Officer for the Government Information Service, Director of the Agency for Public Information and as a teacher at St. Joseph’s Convent, Kingstown.
Minister Prince has spent over 40 years in service to the people of Marriaqua. He founded or co-founded many organizations related to youth, sport, culture or general community work including the Marriaqua Anglican Youth Movement, the Marriaqua Education and Cultural Organization, the Marriaqua Development Committee, the Marriaqua Sport Association and the Marriaqua Football Association.
He also served a number of national organizations at the executive level including co-founding the Association for Persons with Disabilities and as a member of the executive of the National Youth Council. He also served the Literary Arts Association (LAA), the National Association of Development Organizations, the Youlou Action Theatre, the local anti-apartheid movement, the Amateur Athletics Association (AAA), the Carnival Development Committee (CDC) and the Association for Promotion of Entertainers (APE).
He also has published two collections of poetry – I’ll have an Island with Gideon Cadougan and In my Neighbors’ Garden. He is married to Naomi Prince and has two adult children, Jimesha and Jimai.