Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell is surrounded by from left: State Minister, Julian Robinson, Chairman of E-Learning Jamaica, Yvonne McCalla-Sobers and Executive Director Avril Crawford.
E-Learning Chairman, Yvonne McCalla-Sobers (centre) is joined by the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, State Minister Julian Robinson and Permanent Secretary, Hillary Alexander in discussing the Projectís objectives during the boardís first meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
THE MINISTERS MEET THE TEAM
Newly appointed Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Hon Phillip Paulwell (centre) and State Minister Hon. Julian Robinson (4th right) as well as Permanent Secretary Ms. Hillary Alexander (centre) meet with heads and directors of departments, divisions and agencies that fall within the portfolio of the Ministry on January 10, 2012. Photographed here are just a few of the many directors and department heads who were in attendance.
Minister of Science and Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon Phillip Paulwell today (January 10) met with his team at the Ministry’s Trafalgar Road offices. During the meeting with the senior management team, the Minister was briefed on the priority areas of the portfolio and outlined the strategic direction of the Ministry, which will have as one of the main priorities, job creation.
In encouraging the group to continue their hard work, the Minister emphasized that in the short term there will be substantial focus on electric energy – including the issues of pricing and competition. He identified the industrial minerals sector and information communication technologies (ICT) sector as excellent opportunities of growth. While expressing disappointment that Jamaica has fallen in its international ICT ranking, Minister Paulwell said the country needs to re-take its position of dominance within the Caribbean and International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He also highlighted the need for a move towards embracing E-government to create increased efficiencies within the public sector. In the area of Science and Technology (S & T), Minister Paulwell stressed the need to promote innovation and incentivize ingenuity and creativity in S & T by resuming the Innovation awards to young scientists and innovators.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mining Hillary Alexander (centre) listens to a point being made by Director of Eco-Tech Maikel Oerbekke (2nd) right at the National Workshop for the Institutional Framework for Energy Efficiency in Jamaica held at the Courtleigh Hotel on Wednesday Junes 22, 2011. Sharing in the discussions also are (from left to right): Senior Director of Corporate Affairs in the Office of the Cabinet Ms. Sandra Wright, Energy Efficiency Coordinator of the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Mr. Mentor Proveda, and Director of Energy within the Ministry Mr. Fitzroy Vidal. The workshop was held in collaboration with the OLADE and the Austrian Development Corporation (ADC) under the Latin American and the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Programme (PALCEE)
A resident of the St. Thomas (left) collects his light bulbs under the Jamaica-Cuba Light Bulb Project at the Eastern Banana Complex in Golden Grove St. Thomas on April 15, 2011. Supervising the collection and distribution are Allister Pathmore (centre) from the Ministry of Energy and Mining and a representative from the Social Development Commission (SDC). Click HERE for more pictures.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mining Ms. Hillary Alexander addresses the gathering at the Jamaica Carbon Market Workshop held recently at the Knutsford Court Hotel. The objective of the workshop was to build capacity and discuss options on how to enhance domestic policy of Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) and carbon markets to facilitate increased carbon market investment in the building of Jamaica’s renewable energy infrastructure. It brought together a number of professionals ranging from energy policy makers and government agencies to local business in high emissions sectors.
2010 March 4
Participants in the two-week pre training exercise for the Model for Energy Supply Strategy Alternatives and their General Environmental Impacts (MESSAGE) take time to interact during the introductory session of the opening ceremony in the PCJ Auditorium on March 3, 2010. The participants were taken from various organizations and institutions that have a direct relationship with the energy sector. The model will be used to formulate and evaluate alternative energy supply strategies for a country or region.
2010 January 19Electricity stakeholders discuss policy to move the sector forward Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mining Mrs. Hillary Alexander (second left) makes a point during the Power Sector Strategy and Policy Workshop on January 19, 2010 at the Ministry’s Trafalgar Road office. Participating in the discussion are (left to right): Chief Engineer at the Rural Electrification Programmme (REP) Mr. Samuel Marshall, Senior Director of Energy within the Ministry Mr. Conroy Watson and Project Manager for Electricity Generation at the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) Mr. Peter Johnson. The meeting brought together a number of industry stakeholders including the Jamaica Public Service Company, Rural Electrification Programme (REP), Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and personnel from the Ministry to discuss plans, ideas and strategies that are geared towards moving the sector forward.
2009 August 21Ministry hosts work session to explore model for energy analysis
Senior Programme Manager from the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) Vladimir Urezchenko (centre) makes a point during the Model for the Analysis of Energy Demand (MAED) working session at the offices of the Ministry of Energy and Mining on September 1, 2009. Participants in the work session include: Acting Director of Energy Economics in the Ministry Douet Stennett (left) and Senior Economist Omar Alcock (right). This session was held to determine how well the MAED model will work when data from the Jamaican energy context including our consumption patterns is applied. The MAED work session runs until Friday, September 4, 2009 and is a follow up of the Model for the Analysis of Energy Demand workshop that was held in May 2009.