The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has announced the appointment of Alethia Lambert as communications and public affairs manager, effective 2 July.
In her new role, Lambert will be responsible for developing and managing the communications initiatives within the ministry and assisting its relevant departments and authorities to publicise programmes and activities through traditional and new media.
Lambert has more than a dozen years of experience in communications, including with the United Nations Development Programme Jamaica Office, United States Embassy Kingston Office, Jamaica’s National Irrigation Commission, HEART Trust National Training Agency, and the Jamaica Information Service.
She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature, and Baruch College, City University of New York, with a Master of Arts in Corporate Communications. In addition, she has completed studies in law at the University of London and the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica and is a qualified attorney-at-law, called to the Jamaican Bar in 2011.
Lambert has taught courses in public relations, social media management and law at several tertiary level institutions including the University of Technology and University of the Commonwealth Caribbean in Jamaica.
Minister Joey Hew said, “The ministry is making every effort to improve the flow of information between its agencies and various internal and external stakeholders. We want to facilitate participation, increase service delivery and build accountability and trust. Ms. Lambert brings enthusiasm and solid expertise in the area of communications and we feel confident she will add value to our team.”
Lambert said she looks forward “to promoting the programmes and initiatives of the Ministry in a timely manner so the public will be armed with accurate information to make informed decisions”.