PM Takes On Oversight For Science, Energy And Technology Portfolio

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, now has oversight responsibility for the Science, Energy and Technology portfolio.

The responsibilities were up to last month those of Dr Andrew Wheatley. The Energy portfolio was removed from Dr Wheatley earlier last month and last week he resigned as Minister of Science and Technology.

Mr. Holness said today, Thursday, August 9, that he took on this duty for the Science, Energy and Technology portfolio, on Wednesday. “It is only a temporary measure, but a useful measure because it has given me the opportunity to delve deeply into the operations of some of our bureaucratic structures,” he said.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the official opening of the Inter-American Development Bank’s New Kingston office.

By Franklin McKnight

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