Bachelor of Science, University of West Indies, 1969.
Vice chairman constituency executive Jamaican Labour Party, West St. Catherine, 1968, central executive, 1969, general secretary, 1974, chairman, 1984, since 2003, leader, since 2005, leader of opposition, 2005. Member Jamaican Parliament, 1969, West Kingston, 2005. Minister construction Government of Jamaica, 1980, shadow minister finance, chairman Public Accounts Committee, 1989.
Founder, president National Democratic Movement (NDM), Jamaica. Prime minister Jamaica, since 2007. Board directors National Lotteries Commission.
Board governors Institute Jamaica, 1972. Talk-show host Disclosure, Hot-102, 2002.
Central Committee Jamaica Labour Party 1969, General Secretary 1974-1984. Pari, for West St. Catherine 1972-1976, for South Central St. Catherine since 1983.
Married Lorna Golding. Children: Steven, Sherene, Ann-Merita.