Roland Powell

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Roland Powell (born 1937) is the current Governor of Jamaica. He was the obvious choice, having achieved an admirable reputation first as a police chief in Kingston who did much to battle that city's corruption then was elected Mayor of that city in 1999. Placed under house arrest by the government of Florida-Caribbea during the 2004 Florida War, he became something of a cause celebre.

Mr. Powell suffered from a bout of prostate cancer in 2003, but following an operation appears to be fully recovered. Officially a member of the Whig Party, he seems to be making the point of remaining independent of Philadelphia. He is widely seen as a likely first General Moderator of the proposed Caribbean League, a proposal for the region he openly supports.

Preceded by:
Marcus H. Garvey
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Governor of Jamaica
Succeeded by:
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