JIS News

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has sent congratulations to Kamala Harris, daughter of Jamaican Professor and economist, Donald Harris, on her appointment as the first woman to be elected Attorney General of California.
‘This is indeed a proud moment for Jamaica as we celebrate with another powerful daughter whose roots originate from our soil. She has brought honour to her family here in winning a tight race against Los Angeles District Attorney and achieving this top position in the world’s most powerful nation. Attorney General Harris has made us all proud as Jamaicans but even more so, she has provided another glorious moment for the women of our nation and the rest of the world’, Mr. Golding said.
Kamala Harris is the daughter of Jamaican Professor Donald Harris of Stanford University who is highly regarded internationally as a specialist on economic growth issues. He was recently commissioned by the Government of Jamaica to provide consultancy services to the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) in developing policy recommendations for further growth in the economy.
Kamala Harris has served as the head of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Families and Children. She also served as San Francisco District Attorney from 2004 during which she focused intensively on fighting violent crime. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and in Newsweek as one of “America’s 20 Most Powerful women’.