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Speaker of the House of Representatives



MOTTO: Service to Others



Marisa Dalrymple Philibert’s foray into the world of representational politics began in 2007 when she was elected Member of Parliament for South Trelawny.  She was first elected Speaker of the House in 2011, becoming only the second woman to occupy the office. Mrs. Dalrymple Philibert was elected Speaker for the second time in September 2020. During her Parliamentary career, Mrs. Dalrymple Philibert has served as Deputy Speaker and has served as Chairperson and member of numerous Parliamentary Committees. 


The Honourable Speaker displayed her leadership qualities from early on, being selected as Head Girl of the Westwood High School in 1973.  She pursued tertiary studies at the University of the West Indies earning a Bachelor of Laws Degree, and later Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in 1980. 


Mrs. Dalrymple Philibert is a founding partner in the law firm Grayson and company and has been an attorney for over thirty years.  She is a director for the SKDP Haulage and Distribution and Sherold Ltd. In addition, she has served as Chairman of the Board for the Brown’s Town Community College and is a founding board member of the MoBay Hope Diagnostic and Medical Centre. Mrs. Dalrymple Philibert was a proud member of the School Board of Westwood High School –her alma mater.  She has also served as Chairperson of the Jamaica Labour Party‘s Area Council 4.  Mrs. Dalrymple Philibert enjoys horticultural pursuits and cooking.


The Honourable Speaker is married to Sherold and has four children.