The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, (MSET) was created in March 2016. It is comprised of the former Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), with the exception of the Mining portfolio, which upon change of political administration was transferred, along with all its related entities, to the newly formed Ministry of Transport and Mining.
MSET has portfolio responsibility for sixteen (16) agencies and departments spanning the country’s science, energy and technology sectors. This has a direct impact on its structure, mandate, mission and vision, and a broadening of its responsibilities.
Current Budget: 0
Capital A: 0.00
Permanent Secretary: Carol Palmer
Minister: Daryl Vaz
- 2019: MSET – $44.4 Million paid out without formal lease agreements
- 2019: Petrojam – Did not reconcile products received vs. volume ordered before paying suppliers
- 2019: MSET – Poor Management of Fleet Vehicles
- 2018: MSET – $663K spent to acquire computers, unused after two years
- 2018: PCJ – Unapproved Payments of Allowances Totalling $48.4 million
- 2018: MSET – Deficiencies in Petrojam’s Human Resources Management Practices
- 2018: MSET- Poor decision-making costs Petrojam in excess of $67 million for a fence.
- 2018: Petrojam – Board of Directors Ineffective in Oversight Role
- 2015: USF – Not taking action to get timely receipt of reports from “terminating carriers”
- 2015: USF – $881.1 million was released to E-Learning pilot projects without reports submitted to justify payment of funds
- 2015: USF – Fails to collect levies; amounts owing to the USF increased 44% from $81.7 million (April 2012) to $117.8 million (March 2015)
- 2014: E-Learning Jamaica not evaluating the Board’s performance.
- 2014: E-Learning Jamaica: 447 items valued at US$344,000 stolen, with no reports to authorities.