J. C. Hutchinson

Member of Parliament
St. Elizabeth North Western

The Honourable William James Charles (J.C.) Hutchinson, former Minister of State for Agriculture is a veteran politician and an avid farmer.

He first entered the political arena in 1979, when he was elected Member of Parliament for the constitueny of North Eastern St. Elizabeth - a position which he held for 10 years. During his tenure as Member of Parliament for North Eastern St. Elizabeth, Mr. Hutchinson served as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education (1980 -1983).

Between 1989 and 1997 he turned his focus back to the land and to his farm, which is his passion.  However, he returned to representational politics in 1997, having been elected Member of Parliament for North Western St. Elizabeth. Mr. Hutchinson represented this constituency for more than a decade and was appointed Minister of State for Agriculture in 2007.

A father of three children, he sees increased production and productivity through the infusion of modern technology, as one of the imperatives for a sustainable sector.