Profiles

The Honourable Daryl Vaz, MP. : THE HONOURABLE MINISTER

The Honourable Daryl Vaz, MP.

THE HONOURABLE MINISTER

The Honourable Daryl Vaz, MP was sworn in as Minister of Science, Energy and Technology on September 13, 2020.

The major priorities of this Administration for the Ministry are the creation of an enabling environment to facilitate access to alternative sources of energy, greater incorporation of science and innovation as well as ensuring universal access to broadband and wireless services as a right for all Jamaicans, with a specific focus on rural Jamaica.

Prior to his appointment to the Ministry, Minister Vaz was the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation with responsibility for the Land, Environment, Climate Change & Investment portfolios. Minister Vaz was then assigned the Water and Housing portfolios and subject matters having to do with certain special economic development projects.

He was tasked with ensuring that water and housing projects are accelerated and that special economic projects, such as the Special Economic Zones come to fruition.

Minister Vaz has served Jamaica in several capacities. He is a former Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications. He also served as a former Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Project Implementation and Service Delivery.

He was an Opposition Spokesman on Land and the Environment as well as ICT and Digital Society Development.

Minister Vaz is the sitting Member of Parliament for Western Portland, a seat he has held since 2007. During the course of his political career, Minister Vaz served as Deputy Treasurer of the Jamaica Labour Party, a post he held from 2006 to 2010.

An astute businessman, Minister Vaz was the Founding President of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association.

He attended Mona Preparatory, Campion College and Miami Dade Community College in Miami, Florida.

He is married to Ann-Marie Theresa Vaz, JP, Member of Parliament for Eastern Portland. They have five children.

Lincoln A. Allen : Postmaster General/CEO

Lincoln A. Allen

Postmaster General/CEO

Lincoln Allen is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Jamaica, the government agency with responsibility for the establishment and regulation of Jamaica’s legal cannabis industry. He has served in the Jamaican Public Service for over twenty (20) years in different capacities, much of which has been at the Senior Management Level.

Mr. Allen’s extensive knowledge and experience in providing strategic-level support and policy formulation has positively impacted the buildout of the operations of the CLA over the last thirty-six (36) months.

Since starting at the CLA in March 2018, Mr. Allen, through transformational leadership, has strengthened the organizational structure, which has enhanced the technical capacity of the entity and placing it on a platform to adequately serve the industry.

He has initiated and facilitated ongoing efforts for the Authority to obtain ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification in order to improve efficiencies and service delivery to the Industry.

Mr. Allen has led several initiatives that have resulted in the preparation of policies that have strengthened the regulatory framework of the CLA to better serve all stakeholders within the Industry.

Mr. Allen holds a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies from the University of The West Indies (UWI), and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University (Fl, USA). Mr. Allen is currently a Master of Philosophy student in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies.

Mr. Allen has been appointed Postmaster General effective March 1, 2021.

Board Members

The Board of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica (Post Corp) remains focused on its mandate to effect the transformation of Jamaica’s Postal Service into a profitable, modern and efficient entity.

  • Prof. Felix Akinladejo- Chairman
  • Rochelle Cameron – Deputy Chairman
  • Donna Foster
  • Cecil McCain
  • Prof. Sean Thorpe
  • Stanford Graham
  • Ryan Sterling
  • Ryan Reid
  • Larren Peart
  • Kimala Bennett
  • Paul Lewis
  • Nadine Largie
  • Sherine Grant