A graduate of Campion College, Alando Terrelonge received his Law Degree at the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 1998. He enrolled at the Norman Manley Law School in 1998 where he completed his legal training in 2000 and was subsequently admitted to the Jamaica Bar that year. Over the years he has crafted for himself an enviable reputation of success as an advocate.
In 2008, he was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the British Council to pursue his Masters Degree in International Relations at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, where he studied courses also related to International Criminal Law and International Human Rights.
Following his Masters Programme, he received a six-month internship at the Fundación Para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE), Madrid, Spain, where he worked on matters related to the promotion of Democracy and International Peace and Security.
A former litigator, and tutor at the Norman Manley Law School, his passion for national development and love for the people of Jamaica, led him into representational politics, and in 2016, the people of East Central St. Catherine, elected him Member of Parliament. Since his election, his focus has been transforming the constituency through infrastructural development, educational programmes and sports.
For leisure, Alando enjoys traveling and being an Ambassador for Jamaican culture the world over. He has a good command of the French and Spanish languages, and mentors children at the schools across the constituency he represents. His aim is to empower, and help them actualise their leadership skills and true potential. He is firmly of the belief that an education is the best gift you can give yourself, and often quotes his mother’s mantra “if yuh want good, you nose haffi run” in his motivational speeches.
He is a father of two sons and enjoys quiet moments at home with his family.
In March 2018, he was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Alando is passionate about the creative arts, entertainment, culture and sports, and views his appointment as an opportunity to work with the Minister Olivia Grange, to deliver prosperity to the people of Jamaica, through recognition of the human, social and economic value of the sports, entertainment and creative industries.