Broadcasting Commission

Government of Jamaica 

Commissioners

Commissioners are appointed by His Excellency the Governor-General for a period of five (5) years. The current Commission term commenced November 1, 2016.

Professor Anthony Clayton, MA(Hons), PhD, FACAS, FTWAS, CD - Chairman

Professor Anthony Clayton, MA(Hons), PhD, FACAS, FTWAS, CD - Chairman

Professor Clayton is the Alcan Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development in the Institute for Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies. He is also Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (Jamaica), and Fellow of TWAS (the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World).

Dr. Elaine Wallace, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Elaine Wallace, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Elaine Wallace has extensive experience in the area of communication, inclusive of information and communication technology (ICT) policy development and analysis. She has served as a consultant for the ICT sector.

Dr. Wallace is currently Registrar at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Prior to assuming this position she was Special Assistant in the Office of the Deputy President and lecturer at institution. She is a former Director of the Information Division in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Ms. Nerine Small, M.B.A, B.A., Cert. Legal ED

Ms. Nerine Small, M.B.A, B.A., Cert. Legal ED

Ms. Nerine Small is an Attorney-at-Law with over 20 years of experience in corporate and commercial law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies, a Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School and an MBA from the University of Manchester.

 

Dr. William Lawrence

Dr. William Lawrence

Dr. William W. Lawrence is a strategic management consultant and Director of the Professional Services Unit at the Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies.  He has also served as an adjunct professor of operations management at four international universities.  Dr. Lawrence has over 25 years of experience as a business executive and engineer.

Mrs. Patricia Sinclair McAlla, CD

Mrs. Patricia Sinclair McAlla, CD

Pat Sinclair McCalla is a retired public servant.  Her last appointment was as Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Transformation Unit in the Office of the Cabinet. She previously served as Permanent Secretary to three Prime Ministers, Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency and Director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, among other positions in the public service.

Dr. Lloyd Waller

Dr. Lloyd Waller

Dr. Lloyd Waller is the Head of the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, and a Senior Lecturer in Human, Social and Political Behaviour. He has managed several local, regional and international research projects related to youth development, youth and democracy, as well as the use of information and communication technologies for government and governance (e-government and e-governance).

Mr. Aldrick "Allie" McNab, OD

Mr. Aldrick "Allie" McNab, OD

Mr. Aldrick “Allie” McNab is a former broadcaster with approximately 30 years of experience. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Visual Vibe Limited, a LED/Videoboard advertiser. He is also the Prime Minister’s representative on the University Council of the University of Technology, Jamaica; which has overall responsibility for the management of the University.

Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins

Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins

Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins is a quality assurance and ethics professional.  A theologian by training, she is currently the Senior Programme Officer, Quality Assurance, at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She is also an adjunct faculty member at St Michael’s Theological College. She has been involved in broadcasting as host of “The Breakfast Club”, “Under the Microscope” and “The Catholic Voice”.

Vision

To be the cutting-edge regulator that leads in the development and advancement of a dynamic electronic communications sector for the benefit of Jamaica and the Caribbean Community.

Mission

  • To carry out the provisions of the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Act
  • To make and administer the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations
  • To evaluate applications and make recommendations to the responsible Minister
  • To monitor the transmission and operations of licensees
  • To receive and investigate complaints
  • To advise the government on policy
  • To conduct and or commission research
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