Effective Thursday February 14, 2019, Member of Parliament for Eastern St Andrew, Fayval Williams will take full responsibility of the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology.
The appointment of Williams was announced in a release by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who also announced other changes to his administrative.
Among the changes were Alando Terrelonge, who was shifted from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.
Floyd Green who was the state Minister in the Ministry of Education Youth and Information was reassigned to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
Also Permanent Secretary Carol Palmer has been transferred from the Ministry of Justice to work with Minister Williams in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology and PS. Sancia Templer Bennett who was recently assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) will be shifted to the Ministry of Justice.
Meanwhile PS, Audrey Sewell will again take over at the OPM.
The appointment of Williams has made her the 1st female to lead the Ministry of Science Energy and Technology.
In a release the Prime Minister outlined that since taking over the Energy, and Science and Technology Portfolios in July 2018, significant policy, governance and administrative advances have been made.
Holness said there is still much more work to be done to restore the public trust and confidence in Petrojam and the portfolio generally and he is confident that with the changes and the appointment of the new Minister, he can now refocus his attention and effort on other pressing areas of the government, particularly crime, ease of doing business, and completing the extensive infrastructure programme undertaken.