Former Senator, Antigua and Barbuda
Malaka Parker is an Antiguan politician and former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary.
Early life and education
Malaka Parker was born in Antigua to Vincent Parker, an educator, and her mother Cynthia, a nurse. She was educated at Antigua Girls' High School and the Antigua State College. She later studied law at the University of London.
In 2008, Parker was appointed a Government Senator and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Social, Consumer Affairs & Local Government. Transformation in the United Progressive Party (UPP) administration of Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.
In February 2013, Parker submitted her letter of resignation as Senator following her vote against government's Citizenship by Investment Programme. Prime Minister Spencer, however, did not accept the resignation and Parker continued to serve as Senator unbroken until the end of her term in June 2014.
A former banker, Parker served as President of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union from 2009 to 2011, one of the largest unions in the country. She was the first woman to head a trade union in Antigua and Barbuda.
Parker is currently the Communications Officer for the Democratic National Alliance (DNA).