​​​Joseph L. Patterson,

BAccS, CPA, CGA

UIC Founder & President


JOSEPH L. PATTERSON was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 2, 1971 to Ruth Elizabeth Williams, an unskilled single mother of three who taught him the values of hard work, self-reliance and serving others. His father was an electrician and businessman. Mr. Patterson married his high school sweetheart, Charlet, over 24 years ago and they have three beautiful children. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified General Accountant (CGA) with a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree (BAccS) from the University of Calgary in Canada where he migrated after a stint as a Teacher, Entrepreneur and Engineer in Jamaica. Mr. Patterson was as Head Boy at both Spanish Secondary and St. Andrew Technical High School where he earned the prestigious Isaac Henry Scholarship to study Engineering at CAST (now UTECH). He is a self-made entrepreneur with over 20 years experience as a finance leader in the both the private and public sectors. Mr. Patterson held such titles as Financial Controller, Director of Finance and V.P. Finance & Administration while working in Jamaica, North America and Europe. He currently sits on the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit, a leader in global micro financing, and is the founder of YES Jamaica, a charitable foundation that mentors and funds young Jamaicans to succeed as entrepreneurs.

WELCOME and thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and what we will do when elected to form the Government of Jamaica.


The United Independent's Congress (UIC) cares about every single citizen of Jamaica (home and abroad). We aim to create the very best environment possible for all Jamaicans to live, work and retire with dignity in our country.

Our vision is "A Jamaica that Brings out the Best in all its People."

Our mission is "To create a Nonpartisan Democratic Republic of Jamaica that protects Individual Liberty and promotes Personal Responsibility."

Our values are "freedom, security and prosperity for all" and, as such, we will focus Government on creating in a safe, clean and orderly environment that fully guarantees equal opportunity, equal rights and equal justice for all Jamaicans."

If this is the Jamaica you desire, we invite you to join us in helping to make it a reality. Tell your families, friends and co-workers about the UIC and encourage them to join you in helping to build and elect this movement.

Together, we will elect enough UIC Members of Parliament to begin the process of transforming Jamaica into the safe, clean and orderly society it needs to be for us to all enjoy real and sustainable prosperity.

​Thank you!

​JP