Commerce ministry hires communications manager

| 23/07/2019
CNS Local Life
Alethia Lambert

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CPI) has appointed Alethia Lambert as the communications and public affairs manager, as of 2 July. She 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 12 years of experience in communications with an emphasis on corporate communication, public relations, media relations, social media management and stakeholder engagement, stated a press release. Over the last decade, she has worked in communications for a number of regional and international entities including the United Nations Development Programme Jamaica Office, US Embassy Kingston Office, Jamaica’s National Irrigation Commission, HEART Trust National Training Agency, and the Jamaica Information Service.

CPI Minister Joey Hew said he was pleased to have Lambert on board. “The ministry is making every effort to improve the flow of information between its agencies and various internal and external stakeholders,” he said in the press release. “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”.

She graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literatures in English, and Baruch College, City University of New York with a master of arts degree in corporate communication. 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, who has a strong interest in education and training, has taught courses in public relations, social media management and law at several tertiary level institutions including the University of Technology and University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean in Jamaica.

A published author, she sits on the board of visitors for the Saint Andrew Hostel in Jamaica and is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What exactly “communications initiatives within the ministry” are?