A commitment to advocacy for the voiceless has led Senator the Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson to dedicate his life to the fields of Law and Politics. Senator Tavares-Finson served as Senator in the 1980 Parliamentary term and has served in the Senate since 2007. He was elected President of the Senate in March 2016.
Senator Tavares-Finson is a past student of Jamaica College. He pursued tertiary studies at McMaster University, Ontario Canada and at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, The University of London. A member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple he was called to the English Bar in 1979 and subsequently called to the Jamaican Bar in 1981. He is primarily a Criminal Trial Advocate.
He is a member of the Jamaica Labour Party, Senator Tavares-Finson and continues to serve as a member of the party’s Central Executive and Standing Committee. He is also a member of the Bar Association of Jamaica and the Advocates Association of Jamaica. He is a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public. Senator Tavares-Finson has served as a member of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica since 2006. (He was previously a member of the Electoral Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2006.)
The President is married to Rose and has five children