Wykeham McNeill

Wykeham McNeill (also: McNeil, born October 10, 1957 in Kingston) is a Jamaican politician of the People's National Party ( PNP). He's since January 6, 2012 Acting Minister of Tourism and Entertainment (Minister of Tourism and Entertainment) Jamaica.


Kenneth Wykeham McNeill was born on 10 October 1957 as the youngest of five children of a politician Kenneth McNeill. He grew up in his hometown of Kingston. In 1983, he completed his medical training in Havana, Cuba from and then worked as a physician and surgeon in Saint Ann 's Bay and Spanish Town and the Public Hospital and the University Hospital in Kingston. As a sports medicine specialist, he worked for the Jamaican national football team and the medical team of the Jamaican Olympic team at the 1996 Olympics.

In 1995 he was appointed by Prime Minister Percival J. Patterson senator for the government. In the 1997 parliamentary elections, he was set up by the PNP as a candidate in the constituency of Western Westmoreland and elected to the House of Representatives. He won the constituency also in the elections 2002, 2007 and 2011 for the PNP. In February 2000, he was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, of the 2002 elections was followed by the re-appointment.

When the PNP after years in opposition after 2007, won the parliamentary elections on December 29, 2011, and again took over the government, appointed Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller McNeill as a tourism and entertainment ministers in her cabinet. His sworn in as Prime Minister took place on 6 January 2012.