Marlene Malahoo Forte

Marlene Patricia Malahoo Forte QC is a Jamaican politician. She has been the Attorney General of Jamaica since 7 March 2016.[1] She served as a Senator for the Jamaica Labour Party from 2009 to 2016, and served as State Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade from 2009 to 2012.[2] Prior to entering politics, she served as a Resident Magistrate.

Marlene Malahoo Forte

Forte in 2010.
Attorney General of Jamaica
Assumed office
7 March 2016

Forte received her early education at the Manning's School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. She studied at the University of the West Indies, Norman Manley Law School and King's College London (LLM, 1999),[2] obtained a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University,[3] and has lectured in criminal practice and procedure at the Norman Manley Law School.[2][4]

Forte became a member of parliament in March 2016 after the Jamaica Labour Party won the 2016 general election on February 25 by one seat.

In June 2016, Forte criticized the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica for flying a rainbow flag following the Orlando nightclub shooting. Forte said it was "disrespectful of Jamaica's laws".[5] Forte's comments were in turn criticized by others.[6]