Monday, 14 December 2020

2020 IN REVIEW: Junior senator Gabriela Morris is our Young Newsmaker of the Year

    HISTORY MAKER: Morris, also a Shadow Minister, is the youngest-ever appointed member of the Upper House.

Brainy, stylish and a terrific role model for young Jamaicans, communications specialist Gabriela Morris created history this year, becoming the youngest person – at age 23 – ever to be appointed to the Upper House. Here are five fun facts about Senator Morris. 

1. She’s a St. James girl: Hailing from the Second City, Morris is a proud alumna of popular all-girls’ school Montego Bay High. 

2. Academics is a forte: At the Mona-based Caribbean Institute for Media & Communications (CARIMAC), she completed a Master’s degree in Communication for Social and Behavioural Change. 

3. Youth issues is a passion: A former Mona Guild President contender, Morris currently serves as a resident advisor at Irvine Hall and is an active member of the PNP Youth Organization (PNPYO). 

4. Dr. Peter Phillips had confidence in her: Morris was among eight Opposition senators that the former PNP leader called to serve, joining the likes of Damion Crawford, Dr. Floyd Morris, Norman Horne, Lambert Brown, Janice Allen, Sophia Fraser-Binns and Donna Scott-Mottley. 

5. She has her game face on: “I am here to learn,” she said in a post-swearing in interview. “I believe that I have amassed some sort of experience in my own way, and I believe that [my superiors] see something in me.”

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