The Hon Robert Montague graduated from the College of Agriculture, now the College of Agriculture Science and Education as a trained agronomist. As the island’s Chief Agro-Consultant for Bayer Company, he helped farmers across Jamaica improve their productivity and economic welfare.
Minister Montague has been very active in public service and community development for all his adult life. His deep commitment to his community led him into representational politics starting with serving as a councillor in the St Mary Parish Council, then Mayor and Chairman of the St Mary Parish Council and Member of Parliament for Western St Mary.
His experience at the local and constituency level prepared him for political service at the national level. He has provided leadership in Government as Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of National Security and currently as Minister of Transport and Mining.
At the regional and international levels, he served as the Chairman of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, Chairman of the Caribbean Forum of Local Government Ministers, and President of the Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities.
Minister Montague brings to the Transport and Mining portfolio a collaborative approach to leadership that is essential to building partnerships between the Ministry, its departments and agencies and the citizens of Jamaica.
He is an action-oriented leader who is committed to working with his team to find practical and innovative ways to overcome the serious challenges and explore the unique opportunities that exist in the Transport and Mining sector to create a more prosperous Jamaica.