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Janice Allen

2023 Fellow

Senator, House of Parliament


Senator Janice Allen is a seasoned public servant and tourism professional with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, giving her a solid business and management foundation. She has spent most of her professional life in the public sector, with a particular focus on tourism. A policy advisor to two Ministers of Tourism, she also served as a Regional Director for the Jamaica Tourist Board. She has also worked in telecommunications for the two major telecom companies in Jamaica, managing several pioneering projects and services. After two decades in the public and private sectors, she launched a boutique consulting firm, Forge Consulting, which offers business and human resource development services to clients in the tourism industry. In addition, she has worked as a campaign manager and communications and marketing specialist for the People’s National Party (PNP), a major political party in Jamaica. In 2020, she was appointed to the Senate and as the Opposition’s spokesperson on Tourism. Since then, she has advocated for the industry’s equitable and sustainable development. Moreover, Senator Allen was appointed Vice President of the Socialist International Latin America and Caribbean Committee in April 2023. With her extensive experience and expertise, she is poised to make a significant impact in her new role and contribute to the development of the region.