Jamaicans In Atlanta

Influential Jamaicans in Atlanta: Allan Alberga

Written by Glen Laman

Allan Alberga is President of the Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA), the longest serving and one of the largest Caribbean organizations in Atlanta. He was its President in 1994 and has been President since 2005.

An Attorney at law in private practice in Atlanta since 1991, Alberga was trained in England. He holds Bachelor of Laws degree (London) Barrister (Lincoln’s Inn) and is a member of the bar of England and Wales since 1965; he was admitted to the bar in Jamaica in 1970.

Alberga holds a British Government diploma in International Trade. He also worked in the Supreme Court, Attorney General’s Office, Legal Reform and the State Trading Corporation in Jamaica and was a Legal Advisor, Jamaican High Commission in London.

In Atlanta, he attended the Georgia State University and John Marshall law schools and received the degree of Juris Doctoris (Hons) in 1990. A member of the Georgia State Bar, he is also a Georgia Certified Mediator and Arbitrator.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he is a graduate of St. George’s College where he represented the school in cricket and soccer. He later played cricket at the senior cup level for Kensington and St. George’s Old Boys and was in trials to represent Jamaica, just before leaving for studies overseas.

Now in his second marriage to Professor Janice Liddell, Alberga has seven children, including two stepsons. He also has several grandchildren. Over the years he has enjoyed listening to music, reading and playing tennis.

The welfare and revitalization of Jamaica is always uppermost in his thoughts and he looks forward to a time when the old ingrained patterns that retard Jamaica’s progress will give rise to new ways of thinking. He also envisions a world devoid of national boundaries in which people can travel unrestricted as world citizens.

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Glen Laman