Jamahl Snaith-Simmons is the son of former MP Lionel Simmons and "The Bermuda Cookbook" author Cecille Snaith. He grew up in Somerset, attended West End Primary and was a student at The Berkeley Institute and Kents Hill School in Maine. He studied Political Science at Howard University and returned to Bermuda in 1997, beginning a career in broadcast journalism.
In February 2008, he was appointed to serve as Chief of Staff to the then Premier of Bermuda, Dr. The Honorable Ewart F. Brown JP, MP.
In February 2010, he was appointed to the post of Press Secretary to the Premier, serving in that post until the conclusion of Premier Brown's term in October 2010.
In November 2014, he was elected to Parliament as the representative for C33.
Jamahl has served as Minister of Tourism and Economic Development and as Minister with Responsibility for Communications, leading the Government’s communications department during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.
Jamahl Snaith-Simmons is married to Sherri Lynn Johnson and has two sons.