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Terrelonge takes on more duties at Youth

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Alando Terrelonge is to assume additional portfolio responsibilities in his new post as state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

Chief among his duties will be oversight of the Safety and Security in Schools initiative. His expanded role in the ministry will also include the digital switchover (DSO) and the Broadcasting Commission, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed.

Terrelonge, the former junior minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was last week reassigned by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. He replaces Floyd Green, who has been redeployed, as state minister, to the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Terrelonge’s other portfolio responsibilities include the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, National Parenting Support Commission, children’s homes, youth programmes, youth policy, the National Youth Advisory Council, youth clubs, the Youth Parliament, Youth Month and the the ministry’s Values and Attitudes Programme.

In addition, Dr Grace McLean, who has been serving as chief education officer, has assumed duties as acting permanent secretary, effective February 14, 2019. She takes over from Dean-Roy Bernard, who has been reassigned to perform duties as director general in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.

Reid said that with McLean’s appointment, additional staff changes will be announced soon.