Andrew Wheatley

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Andrew Wheatley said : “When it was study time we would get sponges and sleep on hall, my block was block A, Stallion. We used to beat books and sleep in the study room. We didn't have the money to buy books so we just lived in the library, and the KC men from the years before would pass on their notes. That's how you go through university,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “When I was mayor, I did some serious work in terms of locking down some illegal bus parks at Railway in Spanish Town,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley confirmed : “The information ran in a circle. A guy, who was a member of the gang, was part of the discussion to kill my son at St Jago [High School]. He was in fifth form at the time. The gang member told his cousin who was a member of the rival gang at the time, and that rival gang member told the police. So when the police checked the underground intelligence, they realised that it was true that plans were being made to kill my son,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The story about my life brings a lot of good, but a lot of sad memories too,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Being in a position of trust, I appointed persons who had previously demonstrated the ability to serve, were qualified, and of solid character and reputation. It must be noted that ALL public boards are subject to the approval of Cabinet,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “They are baseless and should be retracted immediately,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I welcome the report prepared by the Integrity Commission regarding the Petrojam investigation. Though I have not had a chance to read it, I have heard media reports, in which parts of the report call into question my honesty, character and reputation. I categorically deny any wrongdoing or dishonesty, as well as refute the claims of nepotism,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : “Being in a position of trust, I appointed persons who had previously demonstrated the ability to serve, were qualified and of solid character and reputation. It must be noted that all public boards are subject to the approval of Cabinet,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “The assertions being made by the Integrity Commission are… baseless and should be retracted immediately,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “My main intention in public life has always been to serve the people of Jamaica. I have maintained above board in my dealings at, and with Petrojam, and in my former capacity as minister of science, energy and technology,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : “I remained available to answer any subsequent questions that may have arisen. There was no impropriety on my part. Therefore, the director of investigation was correct in citing no instances of nepotism and/or improprieties in my actions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Not because the energy is where we want it to be, not because we have a so-called independent candidate that we must become complacent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added ( about Pearnel Charles ) : “Because if the lady who has been here for some six years decided to run against Pearnel in this by-election, the [defeat] she would a get it would not only sink her political career, but there would be no PNP to talk about by the time we call the next general election,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley claimed : “But, they are working behind the scenes financing that scapegoat, using the PNP workers to test the field again,” “But Labourites, we are going to send a clear message come March 2nd, that you could a hide like Nicodemus, you could a use a scapegoat, you could a come inna the night like a thief, you going to get a backsiding come March 2nd” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The company was precluded from presenting a meaningful defense due to the court’s exclusion of key evidence,” “As a result, vital evidence as to how the label for Risperdal clearly and appropriately outlined the benefits and risks associated with the medicine was not presented to the jury for their consideration as they deliberated on the case” External link

philly Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The company was precluded from presenting a meaningful defense due to the Court’s exclusion of key evidence,” “As a result, vital evidence as to how the label for Risperdal clearly and appropriately outlined the benefits and risks associated with the medicine was not presented to the jury for their consideration as they deliberated on the case” External link

philly Friday, January 17, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley says : “We lived in the village and I had always admired this house. It came up for sale at the right time and we bought it,” External link

YorkshirePost Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley says : “It’s a village with real heart and community spirit. I tried moving away once but I only lasted three months before I moved back. It’s a fantastic place to live,” External link

YorkshirePost Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This is necessary to assure the public that the highest standards of probity are being applied to the administration of the affairs of public bodies under the portfolio,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I got on and started going and realised the ski was filling with water, so I just decided to paddle,” “As I was paddling, I turned around and had a look and realised my whole tail was gone, right up until the running and worked out that whatever it was, it was quite big” External link

samoaobserver Monday, December 31, 2018 3:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "I must express my disappointment and shock and put things into context. I was surprised by the party. I was not aware of the source of funding and I would not, under any condition, support the use of public funds for any private event," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : "That is something that is against everything that I believe in. People who know me know that I would rather do without than use public funds in a manner like this," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "I embrace the AG's report which gives us, probably for the first time, an intimate knowledge of what was going on at Petrojam, and it speaks to an inherent weakness in the operations of the entity," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : "The audit covered a five-year period from 2013 to 2018 and showed that the weaknesses uncovered were even before 2013. That systemic weakness is something that we need to address. I believe that the audit provides the opportunity for us to put the right systems in place, not only at Petrojam, but all across government entities," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The management came up with different explanations, including flaring, tank leakage and other issues. But I think there is need for a forensic examination of the losses to understand what happened. I would really support a forensic analysis to unearth the truth as I expressed concern and had requested a report, which I am not sure I received," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : "And if anyone is responsible for the oil losses that person or persons must face the consequences," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Education is a remarkable force that can transform lives, change circumstances and improve communities and countries. As a long-time supporter of the CMU (formerly Caribbean Maritime Institute), I have seen at first hand the impact this institution has had, and continues to have on Jamaica. Through this centre, the CMU, will further cement its role as the premier institution for training in engineering and logistics within the region," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 20, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Education is a remarkable force that can transform lives, change circumstances and improve communities and countries. As a long-time supporter of the CMU (formerly Caribbean Maritime Institute), I have seen at first hand the impact this institution has had, and continues to have on Jamaica. Through this centre, the CMU, will further cement its role as the premier institution for training in engineering and logistics within the region," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 20, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : "This Government must now proceed to take the necessary steps to safeguard the viability of our assets, even as we recognise value and appreciate the support provided to this country by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The win sends a message that Jamaica believed in the work of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and JLP leader Andrew Holness," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The win sends a message that Jamaica believed in the work of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and JLP leader Andrew Holmes," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley pointed out : “The net zero energy building becomes more significant to us when we take account of the fact that buildings account for over a third of the world’s energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions,” External link

jis Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “In tropical and subtropical regions, the main demands are generated by air conditioning, lighting, water heating and appliances. It is, therefore, important for us to focus a lot more on making our buildings more efficient, so that they are easier and cheaper to heat, cool, light and ventilate,” External link

jis Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley pointed out : “The net zero energy building becomes more significant to us when we take account of the fact that buildings account for over a third of the world's energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “In tropical and subtropical regions, the main demands are generated by air conditioning, lighting, water heating and appliances. It is, therefore, important for us to focus a lot more on making our buildings more efficient, so that they are easier and cheaper to heat, cool, light and ventilate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated ( about Protection ) : "We have put in place several pieces of legislation to support and offer protection, and this includes the recently tabled Data Protection Bill, which speaks to how one treats someone's personal information and data," "If you are a bank or some other entity, even a government agency, and you have in your care someone's personal data, then you have a responsibility in how you treat it, and there are, of course, penalties if one should breach that trust" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “Today we continue to rely heavily on fuel oil, coupled with the age and inefficiency of many of the conventional power plants in Jamaica. This has resulted in high generation costs. We need some 20 million barrels of oil, and this can cost the country anywhere within the region of some US$2 billion. Our export [and] our manufacturing sector will become uncompetitive if we maintain a high energy cost,” External link

jis Sunday, October 15, 2017 5:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “Knowledge is the key factor that will determine the competitive edge of the (logistics and maritime) industry and our country, as a whole. I assure you that the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology fully supports and will continue to support the Caribbean Maritime University,” External link

jis Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:01:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "This is a partnership that we are very proud of. We are on a drive to get rural Jamaica connected and these access points will do just that. The children will be able to access the Internet, in particular the Ministry of Education website, which has what we call a central repository for education material which houses the education material that children can use to facilitate the learning process," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 11, 2017 8:53:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "We will achieve this by enhancing citizen to government interaction and by enhancing business to government interaction because we believe that the private sector must assist in driving economic growth and development," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "We have seen over the last couple months, or two years or so, the arrival of LNG as fuel source. And with the arrival of LNG come numerous possibilities. I believe that as a country, there is a lot for us to achieve or to gain from the arrival of LNG," "When we look at the facility out by Bogue (Montego Bay), LNG is providing electricity under US13 cents per kilowatt-hour, and looking at the facility, which is expected to come on stream at Jamalco, the price of electricity coming in is expected to be even lower, at around US11 cents per kilowatt-hour. This speaks to the potential of even getting lower prices for electricity" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “We have seen where a number of our young people are gaining employment opportunities within the app development… and in animation,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “You have taken a bold step of ensuring that you transfer the knowledge that you have, and you have taken a decision to start with those at a very tender age, developing that appetite or that appreciation for the subject area,” External link

jis Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “It will not cause any shortage or disruption in the petroleum trade. In fact, the refinery is still producing petroleum products, and we have more than three weeks’ supply in storage at the facility,” External link

jis Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:24:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The fire was not to an extent that it impacted the supply chain," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Our commitment to this has driven the Ministry to consistently develop policies in a comprehensive regulatory framework, so as to govern the development of the energy sector as well as fuel sustainable economic growth for the nation,” External link

jis Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As you might recall, the first half of the last decade saw the Government of Jamaica spending an average of $13 billion annually on energy consumption. This was not only unsustainable, it also posed a direct threat to the achievement of prosperity for all our people," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 7, 2017 9:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The USF has kindly agreed to contribute 19 tablets for the boys, and the donation should ease the pain and assist them in the transition process,” External link

jis Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I thank the JN Group and its Foundation for setting an excellent precedence in public-private sector partnership in assisting in the rescue mission of science and mathematics in Jamaica. So let me say thank you for your efforts in birthing the new generation of scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, botanists – both girls and boys,” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:51:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I thank the JN Group and its Foundation for setting an excellent precedence in public-private sector partnership in assisting in the rescue mission of science and mathematics in Jamaica. So let me say thank you for your efforts in birthing the new generation of scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, botanists – both girls and boys,” External link

jis Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley noted ( about Dave Brown ) : “Mount Peto’s launch marks the 255th community access point across Jamaica. We have launched two public-access facilities (Wi-Fi) – one at Devon House and also the park in Half-Way Tree (Kingston) – and plans are afoot to roll out other facilities of this kind in downtown Kingston, Spanish Town market, Ocho Rios, Brown’s Town, and I am sure we will soon be looking at Eastern Hanover,” External link

jis Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:42:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "I don't want to speak for them, but I know they are exploring other sources of energy, separate and apart from coal," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "With the shared understanding that easy and economic access to, and (the) efficient use of energy is the cornerstone of a production platform aimed at delivering economic growth and inclusive development, I expect that (the) forum will move us further along the trajectory of successfully achieving energy security and ... growth at both the individual member state and regional levels," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As we embrace technology, as we embrace ICT (information and communication technology), we recognise that it is important that the data protection bill be tabled in Parliament," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "I want to encourage all Jamaicans to take the necessary steps while we move more into utilising ICTs. Take the necessary preventative measures to ensure that while we surf the Internet, we also protect ourselves. Use strong passwords, think before you click, and be aware of online offers or emails asking for personal information," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It was (recently) I got an email saying that a person had a distant uncle. The uncle died and the uncle doesn't have any other relatives apart from him. The person said what they need from me is some account information. They are thanking me for the opportunity to help them to get some money and they are going to reward me by giving me some of the money and all they need is some information to give to the bank in London. I just clicked delete because there is a saying in Jamaica, 'If you never put down nutn, don't look fi nutn,'" "We have to look for those kinds of things" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I am very pleased, as it sends a signal that Jamaica is moving in the right direction, and that our future is secure, because this Government believes that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is the main pillar for economic growth and development,” External link

jis Friday, December 16, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “While this is still relatively high, we have been working assiduously to reduce our overall consumption. Through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme we have seen significant savings and reductions within several government facilities,” External link

jis Friday, December 9, 2016 5:00:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As a Government, we recognise that we have to embrace technology and as we improve the way citizens do business on the Internet, the Government has committed to removing the barriers to facilitate use of these fantastic services, especially as it relates to citizen-to-Government interactions," External link

jamaica-star Friday, December 2, 2016 3:35:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The SMA has single-handedly kept us connected. This is indeed a tremendous responsibility, and on behalf of the Government of Jamaica and the ministry, I commend the SMA for the tremendous service that you have been giving to this country," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 28, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The smart city initiative will start right here in New Kingston. What it is all about is that it affords us greater security - greater efficiency. It will put us on par with the rest of the world. In fact, I am pretty sure that we will become the first smart city in the region," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 25, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "We will ensure that from a public safety perspective, you will be covered. To park on the road, you can use your phone to pay for a ticket. Internet wi-fi connectivity will be available so that you are always connected, meaning you can do your business while at a lunch meeting. You can, therefore, manage your affairs in the office and at home just because of the level of connectivity," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 25, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "They have the potential to build capacity, increase employment opportunities, and boost the earning power of our citizens. They are also important in creating the necessary linkages and synergies that will significantly aid in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I applaud the initiative... that was long overdue and well needed. An initiative such as this augurs well for the technology future... Techstart.online will be a one-stop-shop for tech entrepreneurs to be validated and listed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “We are mindful of the implications for cybersecurity, which must be a factor in all decision-making processes. Regulators… must also be cognisant of the current threats. In this regard, the necessary strategic steps, especially from the regulatory and governmental perspectives, must be taken into account in preparation for the future. It is, therefore, absolutely critical that utilities manage the uncertainties while creating the right strategies,” External link

jis Friday, October 28, 2016 11:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "As a people, I don't think we attach enough prominence to research and development, and so even though we have trained quite a number of scientists, they leave to go overseas to find greener pastures. We need to ensure that we create the environment for our scientists to flourish," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 28, 2016 11:13:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This includes undertaking strategies to bolster our capacity for research and development, and applying and adapting science and technology to practical and productive uses. These strategies are key to laying the foundation for our long-term transition to a knowledge-based society and innovation-based economy that is globally competitive,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : "I know that the naysayers had previously thought that Jamaica would not be interested in number portability, but we have seen that with the option to jump ship at any time it encourages our telecoms to pay more attention to customer service and especially the quality of service," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley disclosed : "And, per official statistics from the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), we have had over three million mobile subscribers at the end of 2015," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : “As a Government we know we cannot rely on the traditional ways of doing things. Professor, you spoke about tourism, bauxite and remittances I think where we are, we have tapped out all three, and now as a people we have to innovate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I recall the early days doing research, the major inhibitor then, and still now, is funding for research and development. As a society we do not believe much in research and development, so we accept things that come from overseas and we distribute,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The directors of Symbiote, at the date of application (October 14, 2015), were Natalie Neil, Undell Williams, Lowell Lawrence" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:51:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “I am very concerned about this recent outage that affected so many customers and businesses island-wide this past weekend. This latest incident comes amidst a plethora of complaints by consumers and businesses about the poor quality of service being provided by both major service providers” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 9:24:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley wrote : "It should not have happened ... Processes should have been in place to prevent such a thing from happening," External link

jamaica-star Monday, August 29, 2016 9:20:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "islandwide power outages of this nature should not occur as there ought to be processes, procedures, and adequate redundancies in the grid to mitigate such a cascading set of events that would result in a catastrophic failure of this kind" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 29, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Projects like BMR continue to establish Jamaica as a clear renewables market leader within the Caribbean. By the end of this year, we would have added 80 MW of renewable energy to the national grid, through Wigton III (a wind farm at Rose Hill in southern Manchester), Content Solar (solar plant in Clarendon), and this facility,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 22, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : "The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mail, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and Internet cafE services," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The country is embarking on a successful energy journey that will bear much fruit,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This will be the lowest cost ever for solar power in Jamaica. It will also advance the Government’s major policy objective, namely, the diversification of Jamaica’s energy supply mix to reduce cost and dependence on imported oil,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The country is embarking on a successful energy journey that will bear much fruit,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 15, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 15, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 15, 2016 12:40:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jis Monday, August 15, 2016 7:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley noted : “It is truly a privilege for me to be a part of another commissioning for a renewable energy project in Jamaica. Just a few months ago, I was in Rose Hill, Manchester, for the commissioning of Government of Jamaica’s Wigton III 24 megawatts (MW) wind farm,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:58:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley noted : “It is truly a privilege for me to be a part of another commissioning for a renewable energy project in Jamaica. Just a few months ago, I was in Rose Hill, Manchester, for the commissioning of Government of Jamaica’s Wigton III 24 megawatts (MW) wind farm,” External link

jis Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This will be the lowest cost ever for solar power in Jamaica. It will also advance the Government’s major policy objective, namely, the diversification of Jamaica’s energy supply mix to reduce cost and dependence on imported oil,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The country is embarking on a successful energy journey that will bear much fruit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "There was no approval or anything like that done. They need to get their facts straight before they comment," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:08:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “A greater number of businesses must recognise the importance of building their online presence and virtual exchanges with their clients and potential customers,” “There is growing opportunities for more businesses to pursue app creation and development,” External link

jis Wednesday, July 6, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Today's launch of the Jamaica Stock Exchange's mobile app is not only consistent with the strong brand that the organisation has established. It represents vision and foresight and sets the trend for other businesses to emulate," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “Not only does this signal our commitment to good governance, transparency and improved public service, it also provides an opportunity for us to boost the economy,” External link

jis Monday, June 27, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “With increased use of technology and the use of electronic methods of storing data, we must ensure that the personal information of the people of Jamaica is safe and secure. The protection of our information is a right, not a privilege,” External link

jis Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “With increased use of technology and the use of electronic methods of storing data, we must ensure that the personal information of the people of Jamaica is safe and secure. The protection of our information is a right, not a privilege,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This is something we believe will drive investment and growth in our country as part of our initiative to ensure that Jamaica attains prosperity,” External link

jis Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Let me state here and now that the Tablets in Schools project is here to stay ... but it is time to move out of the pilot phase," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “What this means is that, even if your credit is done, if your data plan is exhausted, or if your data package at home is in arrears, Jamaicans will still be able to access key Government of Jamaica sites and services... to pay taxes, apply for birth certificates, and access educational materials online for free,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley explained : “I have long held the view that there is no reason for any Jamaican to pay for access to essential online Government services. Some of us would say that citizens can already freely use these services online, but there is a distinction between access and use. Currently, use is free; access is not,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “It is part of our mandate that the Government creates viable entities that we then pass on to the private sector so that Jamaicans can invest, whether through the stock market or as a result of total buyout,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley argued ( about Brand Jamaica ) : "It is the by-products more than just commercialisation of marijuana that will generate revenue for Jamaicans and the country on a whole. We have to just market the Brand Jamaica as the interest as it relates to marijuana produced in Jamaica is enormous," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : "This is in keeping with the ministry's mandate of ensuring access to, and affordability of, telecoms services and the development and competitiveness of the sector for sustainable national development," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “It is a win-win for the customer. We are proud to welcome a wholly owned Jamaican company, powered by Jamaicans, to the telecommunications industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “In light of the merger between Cable and Wireless and Columbus Communications, and soon Liberty Global, I take the opportunity to once again welcome tripartite competition to the mobile telecoms sector, as the increased choice will empower the consumer and force greater innovation from the sector,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : “All we know is that they made a submission to us and we have been reviewing it. That’s all I can tell you. These mergers and takeovers need regulatory approval as a condition of the licence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 20, 2016 9:46:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As it relates to the technology aspects, careful review of the ICT sector plan in the Vision 2030 strategy will highlight some of the major concerns that the Opposition has as it relates to how we are growing our ICT sector and creating the environment that fosters continued investment and competitiveness, especially as it relates to attracting the necessary foreign direct investment," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Encouraging more entrepreneurial activity in the ICT space is key and ensuring that the curriculum is in step with industry trends is also key. I think we are falling down in this area also, even in light of the e-Learning project and the associated tablets in schools initiative," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Any proposed increase in taxes associated with telephone calls is unconscionable and would represent a real threat to the sector and any prospects for sustained economic growth. Neither the Jamaican consumer nor the ICT sector can bear any more increases of this nature," External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:02:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "My information is that there are a number of online Government platforms which house sensitive information but fall short of the mark where best practices relating to online security are concerned. Whether it be use of cyber security best practices or implementation of proper administration and monitoring processes, many of these platforms are woefully inadequate in terms of security provisions," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : "The Government must take steps to immediately execute security audits on these systems in order to employ more effective measures of securing the platforms on which government online services are run and to secure the sensitive data that is stored on them," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It is absolutely critical that, in this time of increased cyber-crime activity, the Government prioritises the security of all our online systems and the services which run on them, take immediate action to ensure the security, protection and integrity of citizens's data and ensure that measures are put in place to ensure that sensitive citizen information do not fall into the wrong hands," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "My information is that there are a number of online Government platforms which house sensitive information but fall short of the mark where best practices relating to online security are concerned. Whether it be use of cyber security best practices or implementation of proper administration and monitoring processes, many of these platforms are woefully inadequate in terms of security provisions," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It is important at this time for immediate steps to be taken in correcting the situation and put the State and its agencies in a position to effectively discharge the duty of care they have in terms of data protection," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "In a landscape that is as dynamic as the ICT landscape, greater care needs to be taken in putting systems and structures in place to better protect the interests of citizens and keep pace with new demands and cutting-edge developments in the sector. It cannot be that the regulatory environment is antiquated and failing to match strides with the dynamism that characterises the ICT," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It is clear that given the exponential increase in the use of technology and the Internet, both locally and globally, there are now considerable threats to how digital information is used, stored, transmitted, and protected. " External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:03:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy0.65%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
minister20.78%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
energy minister19.48%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
technology minister7.14%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
science energy and technology minister3.90%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
energy and technology minister1.95%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
minister of science energy and technology30.52%EN07/19/201719/07/2017
minister of science2.60%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
minister of energy0.65%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
science technology and energy minister1.30%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
technology and energy minister1.30%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
minister of energy science and technology1.95%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
new energy minister1.30%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
science and technology minister0.65%EN09/09/201609/09/2016
gleaner technology minister0.65%EN09/03/201603/09/2016
colleague1.95%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
energy colleague1.30%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
energy science and technology minister0.65%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
mp0.65%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
minister of technology science and energy0.65%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Andrew WheatleyEN99.72%
Andrew WheatleySA0.28%
Andrew WheatleyPT0.00%


 
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Andrew Holness said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : “As it relates to whether or not Dr Wheatley will continue as a candidate, from what I have seen, what I have observed, and my own analysis of the situation, I don't think that there would be any move at this time not to have him run as a candidate, bearing in mind that there are situations; if, for example, there is a prosecution, then he would be held to account through that process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Fritz Pinnock said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : “Most definitely not. We will not change or remove Dr Wheatley’s name from the centre. When you serve, you serve. Your legacy is what you leave behind, and I can say that Dr Andrew Wheatley did a lot of positives here,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Fritz Pinnock said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : "Most definitely not. We will not change or remove Dr Wheatley's name from the centre. When you serve, you serve. Your legacy is what you leave behind, and I can say that Dr Andrew Wheatley did a lot of positives here," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Fritz Pinnock said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : "Most definitely not. We will not change or remove Dr Wheatley's name from the centre. When you serve, you serve. Your legacy is what you leave behind, and I can say that Dr Andrew Wheatley did a lot of positives here," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Julia Robinson said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : “One of the reasons we insisted, when Wheatley was removed, was to have a full-time minister as there were critical pieces of legislation that needed attention. Even now with another new minister, there has been no indication about when the Joint Select Committee will reconvene. It is nothing short of scandalous that something as important as NIDS, which was predicated on data protection, and data protection has just been languishing in Parliament,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Philip Paulwell said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : "Apart from the ministerial document setting out specifications for unwashed gum, it was now apparent that both Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley and Prime Minister Holness in his capacity as Minister of Energy, failed to follow up and to ensure that the events of 2015 were not repeated," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT

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Andrew Wheatley said : “When it was study time we would get sponges and sleep on hall, my block was block A, Stallion. We used to beat books and sleep in the study room. We didn't have the money to buy books so we just lived in the library, and the KC men from the years before would pass on their notes. That's how you go through university,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “When I was mayor, I did some serious work in terms of locking down some illegal bus parks at Railway in Spanish Town,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley confirmed : “The information ran in a circle. A guy, who was a member of the gang, was part of the discussion to kill my son at St Jago [High School]. He was in fifth form at the time. The gang member told his cousin who was a member of the rival gang at the time, and that rival gang member told the police. So when the police checked the underground intelligence, they realised that it was true that plans were being made to kill my son,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The story about my life brings a lot of good, but a lot of sad memories too,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Being in a position of trust, I appointed persons who had previously demonstrated the ability to serve, were qualified, and of solid character and reputation. It must be noted that ALL public boards are subject to the approval of Cabinet,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “They are baseless and should be retracted immediately,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I welcome the report prepared by the Integrity Commission regarding the Petrojam investigation. Though I have not had a chance to read it, I have heard media reports, in which parts of the report call into question my honesty, character and reputation. I categorically deny any wrongdoing or dishonesty, as well as refute the claims of nepotism,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : “Being in a position of trust, I appointed persons who had previously demonstrated the ability to serve, were qualified and of solid character and reputation. It must be noted that all public boards are subject to the approval of Cabinet,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “The assertions being made by the Integrity Commission are… baseless and should be retracted immediately,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “My main intention in public life has always been to serve the people of Jamaica. I have maintained above board in my dealings at, and with Petrojam, and in my former capacity as minister of science, energy and technology,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : “I remained available to answer any subsequent questions that may have arisen. There was no impropriety on my part. Therefore, the director of investigation was correct in citing no instances of nepotism and/or improprieties in my actions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Not because the energy is where we want it to be, not because we have a so-called independent candidate that we must become complacent,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added ( about Pearnel Charles ) : “Because if the lady who has been here for some six years decided to run against Pearnel in this by-election, the [defeat] she would a get it would not only sink her political career, but there would be no PNP to talk about by the time we call the next general election,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley claimed : “But, they are working behind the scenes financing that scapegoat, using the PNP workers to test the field again,” “But Labourites, we are going to send a clear message come March 2nd, that you could a hide like Nicodemus, you could a use a scapegoat, you could a come inna the night like a thief, you going to get a backsiding come March 2nd” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The company was precluded from presenting a meaningful defense due to the court’s exclusion of key evidence,” “As a result, vital evidence as to how the label for Risperdal clearly and appropriately outlined the benefits and risks associated with the medicine was not presented to the jury for their consideration as they deliberated on the case” External link

philly Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The company was precluded from presenting a meaningful defense due to the Court’s exclusion of key evidence,” “As a result, vital evidence as to how the label for Risperdal clearly and appropriately outlined the benefits and risks associated with the medicine was not presented to the jury for their consideration as they deliberated on the case” External link

philly Friday, January 17, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley says : “We lived in the village and I had always admired this house. It came up for sale at the right time and we bought it,” External link

YorkshirePost Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley says : “It’s a village with real heart and community spirit. I tried moving away once but I only lasted three months before I moved back. It’s a fantastic place to live,” External link

YorkshirePost Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This is necessary to assure the public that the highest standards of probity are being applied to the administration of the affairs of public bodies under the portfolio,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I got on and started going and realised the ski was filling with water, so I just decided to paddle,” “As I was paddling, I turned around and had a look and realised my whole tail was gone, right up until the running and worked out that whatever it was, it was quite big” External link

samoaobserver Monday, December 31, 2018 3:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "I must express my disappointment and shock and put things into context. I was surprised by the party. I was not aware of the source of funding and I would not, under any condition, support the use of public funds for any private event," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : "That is something that is against everything that I believe in. People who know me know that I would rather do without than use public funds in a manner like this," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "I embrace the AG's report which gives us, probably for the first time, an intimate knowledge of what was going on at Petrojam, and it speaks to an inherent weakness in the operations of the entity," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : "The audit covered a five-year period from 2013 to 2018 and showed that the weaknesses uncovered were even before 2013. That systemic weakness is something that we need to address. I believe that the audit provides the opportunity for us to put the right systems in place, not only at Petrojam, but all across government entities," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The management came up with different explanations, including flaring, tank leakage and other issues. But I think there is need for a forensic examination of the losses to understand what happened. I would really support a forensic analysis to unearth the truth as I expressed concern and had requested a report, which I am not sure I received," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : "And if anyone is responsible for the oil losses that person or persons must face the consequences," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:14:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Education is a remarkable force that can transform lives, change circumstances and improve communities and countries. As a long-time supporter of the CMU (formerly Caribbean Maritime Institute), I have seen at first hand the impact this institution has had, and continues to have on Jamaica. Through this centre, the CMU, will further cement its role as the premier institution for training in engineering and logistics within the region," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 20, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Education is a remarkable force that can transform lives, change circumstances and improve communities and countries. As a long-time supporter of the CMU (formerly Caribbean Maritime Institute), I have seen at first hand the impact this institution has had, and continues to have on Jamaica. Through this centre, the CMU, will further cement its role as the premier institution for training in engineering and logistics within the region," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 20, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley declared : "This Government must now proceed to take the necessary steps to safeguard the viability of our assets, even as we recognise value and appreciate the support provided to this country by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The win sends a message that Jamaica believed in the work of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and JLP leader Andrew Holness," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The win sends a message that Jamaica believed in the work of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and JLP leader Andrew Holmes," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley pointed out : “The net zero energy building becomes more significant to us when we take account of the fact that buildings account for over a third of the world’s energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions,” External link

jis Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “In tropical and subtropical regions, the main demands are generated by air conditioning, lighting, water heating and appliances. It is, therefore, important for us to focus a lot more on making our buildings more efficient, so that they are easier and cheaper to heat, cool, light and ventilate,” External link

jis Friday, October 27, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley pointed out : “The net zero energy building becomes more significant to us when we take account of the fact that buildings account for over a third of the world's energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “In tropical and subtropical regions, the main demands are generated by air conditioning, lighting, water heating and appliances. It is, therefore, important for us to focus a lot more on making our buildings more efficient, so that they are easier and cheaper to heat, cool, light and ventilate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 27, 2017 3:54:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated ( about Protection ) : "We have put in place several pieces of legislation to support and offer protection, and this includes the recently tabled Data Protection Bill, which speaks to how one treats someone's personal information and data," "If you are a bank or some other entity, even a government agency, and you have in your care someone's personal data, then you have a responsibility in how you treat it, and there are, of course, penalties if one should breach that trust" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “Today we continue to rely heavily on fuel oil, coupled with the age and inefficiency of many of the conventional power plants in Jamaica. This has resulted in high generation costs. We need some 20 million barrels of oil, and this can cost the country anywhere within the region of some US$2 billion. Our export [and] our manufacturing sector will become uncompetitive if we maintain a high energy cost,” External link

jis Sunday, October 15, 2017 5:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “Knowledge is the key factor that will determine the competitive edge of the (logistics and maritime) industry and our country, as a whole. I assure you that the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology fully supports and will continue to support the Caribbean Maritime University,” External link

jis Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:01:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "This is a partnership that we are very proud of. We are on a drive to get rural Jamaica connected and these access points will do just that. The children will be able to access the Internet, in particular the Ministry of Education website, which has what we call a central repository for education material which houses the education material that children can use to facilitate the learning process," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 11, 2017 8:53:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "We will achieve this by enhancing citizen to government interaction and by enhancing business to government interaction because we believe that the private sector must assist in driving economic growth and development," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "We have seen over the last couple months, or two years or so, the arrival of LNG as fuel source. And with the arrival of LNG come numerous possibilities. I believe that as a country, there is a lot for us to achieve or to gain from the arrival of LNG," "When we look at the facility out by Bogue (Montego Bay), LNG is providing electricity under US13 cents per kilowatt-hour, and looking at the facility, which is expected to come on stream at Jamalco, the price of electricity coming in is expected to be even lower, at around US11 cents per kilowatt-hour. This speaks to the potential of even getting lower prices for electricity" External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:14:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “We have seen where a number of our young people are gaining employment opportunities within the app development… and in animation,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “You have taken a bold step of ensuring that you transfer the knowledge that you have, and you have taken a decision to start with those at a very tender age, developing that appetite or that appreciation for the subject area,” External link

jis Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:24:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “It will not cause any shortage or disruption in the petroleum trade. In fact, the refinery is still producing petroleum products, and we have more than three weeks’ supply in storage at the facility,” External link

jis Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:24:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The fire was not to an extent that it impacted the supply chain," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Our commitment to this has driven the Ministry to consistently develop policies in a comprehensive regulatory framework, so as to govern the development of the energy sector as well as fuel sustainable economic growth for the nation,” External link

jis Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:17:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As you might recall, the first half of the last decade saw the Government of Jamaica spending an average of $13 billion annually on energy consumption. This was not only unsustainable, it also posed a direct threat to the achievement of prosperity for all our people," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 7, 2017 9:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The USF has kindly agreed to contribute 19 tablets for the boys, and the donation should ease the pain and assist them in the transition process,” External link

jis Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I thank the JN Group and its Foundation for setting an excellent precedence in public-private sector partnership in assisting in the rescue mission of science and mathematics in Jamaica. So let me say thank you for your efforts in birthing the new generation of scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, botanists – both girls and boys,” External link

caribbean360 Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:51:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I thank the JN Group and its Foundation for setting an excellent precedence in public-private sector partnership in assisting in the rescue mission of science and mathematics in Jamaica. So let me say thank you for your efforts in birthing the new generation of scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, botanists – both girls and boys,” External link

jis Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:25:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley noted ( about Dave Brown ) : “Mount Peto’s launch marks the 255th community access point across Jamaica. We have launched two public-access facilities (Wi-Fi) – one at Devon House and also the park in Half-Way Tree (Kingston) – and plans are afoot to roll out other facilities of this kind in downtown Kingston, Spanish Town market, Ocho Rios, Brown’s Town, and I am sure we will soon be looking at Eastern Hanover,” External link

jis Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:42:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "I don't want to speak for them, but I know they are exploring other sources of energy, separate and apart from coal," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "With the shared understanding that easy and economic access to, and (the) efficient use of energy is the cornerstone of a production platform aimed at delivering economic growth and inclusive development, I expect that (the) forum will move us further along the trajectory of successfully achieving energy security and ... growth at both the individual member state and regional levels," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As we embrace technology, as we embrace ICT (information and communication technology), we recognise that it is important that the data protection bill be tabled in Parliament," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "I want to encourage all Jamaicans to take the necessary steps while we move more into utilising ICTs. Take the necessary preventative measures to ensure that while we surf the Internet, we also protect ourselves. Use strong passwords, think before you click, and be aware of online offers or emails asking for personal information," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It was (recently) I got an email saying that a person had a distant uncle. The uncle died and the uncle doesn't have any other relatives apart from him. The person said what they need from me is some account information. They are thanking me for the opportunity to help them to get some money and they are going to reward me by giving me some of the money and all they need is some information to give to the bank in London. I just clicked delete because there is a saying in Jamaica, 'If you never put down nutn, don't look fi nutn,'" "We have to look for those kinds of things" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 16, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I am very pleased, as it sends a signal that Jamaica is moving in the right direction, and that our future is secure, because this Government believes that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is the main pillar for economic growth and development,” External link

jis Friday, December 16, 2016 1:29:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “While this is still relatively high, we have been working assiduously to reduce our overall consumption. Through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme we have seen significant savings and reductions within several government facilities,” External link

jis Friday, December 9, 2016 5:00:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As a Government, we recognise that we have to embrace technology and as we improve the way citizens do business on the Internet, the Government has committed to removing the barriers to facilitate use of these fantastic services, especially as it relates to citizen-to-Government interactions," External link

jamaica-star Friday, December 2, 2016 3:35:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The SMA has single-handedly kept us connected. This is indeed a tremendous responsibility, and on behalf of the Government of Jamaica and the ministry, I commend the SMA for the tremendous service that you have been giving to this country," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 28, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The smart city initiative will start right here in New Kingston. What it is all about is that it affords us greater security - greater efficiency. It will put us on par with the rest of the world. In fact, I am pretty sure that we will become the first smart city in the region," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 25, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "We will ensure that from a public safety perspective, you will be covered. To park on the road, you can use your phone to pay for a ticket. Internet wi-fi connectivity will be available so that you are always connected, meaning you can do your business while at a lunch meeting. You can, therefore, manage your affairs in the office and at home just because of the level of connectivity," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, November 25, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "They have the potential to build capacity, increase employment opportunities, and boost the earning power of our citizens. They are also important in creating the necessary linkages and synergies that will significantly aid in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals," External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I applaud the initiative... that was long overdue and well needed. An initiative such as this augurs well for the technology future... Techstart.online will be a one-stop-shop for tech entrepreneurs to be validated and listed,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:52:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “We are mindful of the implications for cybersecurity, which must be a factor in all decision-making processes. Regulators… must also be cognisant of the current threats. In this regard, the necessary strategic steps, especially from the regulatory and governmental perspectives, must be taken into account in preparation for the future. It is, therefore, absolutely critical that utilities manage the uncertainties while creating the right strategies,” External link

jis Friday, October 28, 2016 11:28:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "As a people, I don't think we attach enough prominence to research and development, and so even though we have trained quite a number of scientists, they leave to go overseas to find greener pastures. We need to ensure that we create the environment for our scientists to flourish," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 28, 2016 11:13:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This includes undertaking strategies to bolster our capacity for research and development, and applying and adapting science and technology to practical and productive uses. These strategies are key to laying the foundation for our long-term transition to a knowledge-based society and innovation-based economy that is globally competitive,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : "I know that the naysayers had previously thought that Jamaica would not be interested in number portability, but we have seen that with the option to jump ship at any time it encourages our telecoms to pay more attention to customer service and especially the quality of service," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley disclosed : "And, per official statistics from the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), we have had over three million mobile subscribers at the end of 2015," External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 28, 2016 5:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : “As a Government we know we cannot rely on the traditional ways of doing things. Professor, you spoke about tourism, bauxite and remittances I think where we are, we have tapped out all three, and now as a people we have to innovate,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “I recall the early days doing research, the major inhibitor then, and still now, is funding for research and development. As a society we do not believe much in research and development, so we accept things that come from overseas and we distribute,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "The directors of Symbiote, at the date of application (October 14, 2015), were Natalie Neil, Undell Williams, Lowell Lawrence" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:51:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “I am very concerned about this recent outage that affected so many customers and businesses island-wide this past weekend. This latest incident comes amidst a plethora of complaints by consumers and businesses about the poor quality of service being provided by both major service providers” External link

jis Monday, September 5, 2016 9:24:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley wrote : "It should not have happened ... Processes should have been in place to prevent such a thing from happening," External link

jamaica-star Monday, August 29, 2016 9:20:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "islandwide power outages of this nature should not occur as there ought to be processes, procedures, and adequate redundancies in the grid to mitigate such a cascading set of events that would result in a catastrophic failure of this kind" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 29, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “Projects like BMR continue to establish Jamaica as a clear renewables market leader within the Caribbean. By the end of this year, we would have added 80 MW of renewable energy to the national grid, through Wigton III (a wind farm at Rose Hill in southern Manchester), Content Solar (solar plant in Clarendon), and this facility,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 22, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : "The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mail, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and Internet cafE services," External link

jamaica-star Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:02:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The country is embarking on a successful energy journey that will bear much fruit,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This will be the lowest cost ever for solar power in Jamaica. It will also advance the Government’s major policy objective, namely, the diversification of Jamaica’s energy supply mix to reduce cost and dependence on imported oil,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The country is embarking on a successful energy journey that will bear much fruit,” External link

jis Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 15, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, August 15, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 15, 2016 12:40:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jis Monday, August 15, 2016 7:20:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley stated : “The sector has evolved considerably and now boasts a network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island. I am pleased to see that the role of the post office is not only to receive and to send mails, but the department has diversified its offerings to include bill payment and internet café services,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:18:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley noted : “It is truly a privilege for me to be a part of another commissioning for a renewable energy project in Jamaica. Just a few months ago, I was in Rose Hill, Manchester, for the commissioning of Government of Jamaica’s Wigton III 24 megawatts (MW) wind farm,” External link

antiguaobserver Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:58:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley noted : “It is truly a privilege for me to be a part of another commissioning for a renewable energy project in Jamaica. Just a few months ago, I was in Rose Hill, Manchester, for the commissioning of Government of Jamaica’s Wigton III 24 megawatts (MW) wind farm,” External link

jis Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This will be the lowest cost ever for solar power in Jamaica. It will also advance the Government’s major policy objective, namely, the diversification of Jamaica’s energy supply mix to reduce cost and dependence on imported oil,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “The country is embarking on a successful energy journey that will bear much fruit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : "There was no approval or anything like that done. They need to get their facts straight before they comment," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:08:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “A greater number of businesses must recognise the importance of building their online presence and virtual exchanges with their clients and potential customers,” “There is growing opportunities for more businesses to pursue app creation and development,” External link

jis Wednesday, July 6, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Today's launch of the Jamaica Stock Exchange's mobile app is not only consistent with the strong brand that the organisation has established. It represents vision and foresight and sets the trend for other businesses to emulate," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:38:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : “Not only does this signal our commitment to good governance, transparency and improved public service, it also provides an opportunity for us to boost the economy,” External link

jis Monday, June 27, 2016 3:44:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “With increased use of technology and the use of electronic methods of storing data, we must ensure that the personal information of the people of Jamaica is safe and secure. The protection of our information is a right, not a privilege,” External link

jis Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “With increased use of technology and the use of electronic methods of storing data, we must ensure that the personal information of the people of Jamaica is safe and secure. The protection of our information is a right, not a privilege,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “This is something we believe will drive investment and growth in our country as part of our initiative to ensure that Jamaica attains prosperity,” External link

jis Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Let me state here and now that the Tablets in Schools project is here to stay ... but it is time to move out of the pilot phase," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “What this means is that, even if your credit is done, if your data plan is exhausted, or if your data package at home is in arrears, Jamaicans will still be able to access key Government of Jamaica sites and services... to pay taxes, apply for birth certificates, and access educational materials online for free,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley explained : “I have long held the view that there is no reason for any Jamaican to pay for access to essential online Government services. Some of us would say that citizens can already freely use these services online, but there is a distinction between access and use. Currently, use is free; access is not,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 22, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “It is part of our mandate that the Government creates viable entities that we then pass on to the private sector so that Jamaicans can invest, whether through the stock market or as a result of total buyout,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley argued ( about Brand Jamaica ) : "It is the by-products more than just commercialisation of marijuana that will generate revenue for Jamaicans and the country on a whole. We have to just market the Brand Jamaica as the interest as it relates to marijuana produced in Jamaica is enormous," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:09:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : "This is in keeping with the ministry's mandate of ensuring access to, and affordability of, telecoms services and the development and competitiveness of the sector for sustainable national development," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “It is a win-win for the customer. We are proud to welcome a wholly owned Jamaican company, powered by Jamaicans, to the telecommunications industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : “In light of the merger between Cable and Wireless and Columbus Communications, and soon Liberty Global, I take the opportunity to once again welcome tripartite competition to the mobile telecoms sector, as the increased choice will empower the consumer and force greater innovation from the sector,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:22:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley told : “All we know is that they made a submission to us and we have been reviewing it. That’s all I can tell you. These mergers and takeovers need regulatory approval as a condition of the licence,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 20, 2016 9:46:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "As it relates to the technology aspects, careful review of the ICT sector plan in the Vision 2030 strategy will highlight some of the major concerns that the Opposition has as it relates to how we are growing our ICT sector and creating the environment that fosters continued investment and competitiveness, especially as it relates to attracting the necessary foreign direct investment," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Encouraging more entrepreneurial activity in the ICT space is key and ensuring that the curriculum is in step with industry trends is also key. I think we are falling down in this area also, even in light of the e-Learning project and the associated tablets in schools initiative," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, March 17, 2015 9:01:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "Any proposed increase in taxes associated with telephone calls is unconscionable and would represent a real threat to the sector and any prospects for sustained economic growth. Neither the Jamaican consumer nor the ICT sector can bear any more increases of this nature," External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:02:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "My information is that there are a number of online Government platforms which house sensitive information but fall short of the mark where best practices relating to online security are concerned. Whether it be use of cyber security best practices or implementation of proper administration and monitoring processes, many of these platforms are woefully inadequate in terms of security provisions," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley added : "The Government must take steps to immediately execute security audits on these systems in order to employ more effective measures of securing the platforms on which government online services are run and to secure the sensitive data that is stored on them," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It is absolutely critical that, in this time of increased cyber-crime activity, the Government prioritises the security of all our online systems and the services which run on them, take immediate action to ensure the security, protection and integrity of citizens's data and ensure that measures are put in place to ensure that sensitive citizen information do not fall into the wrong hands," External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:35:00 PM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "My information is that there are a number of online Government platforms which house sensitive information but fall short of the mark where best practices relating to online security are concerned. Whether it be use of cyber security best practices or implementation of proper administration and monitoring processes, many of these platforms are woefully inadequate in terms of security provisions," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:07:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It is important at this time for immediate steps to be taken in correcting the situation and put the State and its agencies in a position to effectively discharge the duty of care they have in terms of data protection," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "In a landscape that is as dynamic as the ICT landscape, greater care needs to be taken in putting systems and structures in place to better protect the interests of citizens and keep pace with new demands and cutting-edge developments in the sector. It cannot be that the regulatory environment is antiquated and failing to match strides with the dynamism that characterises the ICT," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:50:00 AM EAT

Andrew Wheatley said : "It is clear that given the exponential increase in the use of technology and the Internet, both locally and globally, there are now considerable threats to how digital information is used, stored, transmitted, and protected. " External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:03:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
deputy0.65%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
minister20.78%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
energy minister19.48%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
technology minister7.14%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
science energy and technology minister3.90%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
energy and technology minister1.95%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
minister of science energy and technology30.52%EN07/19/201719/07/2017
minister of science2.60%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
minister of energy0.65%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
science technology and energy minister1.30%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
technology and energy minister1.30%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
minister of energy science and technology1.95%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
new energy minister1.30%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
science and technology minister0.65%EN09/09/201609/09/2016
gleaner technology minister0.65%EN09/03/201603/09/2016
colleague1.95%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
energy colleague1.30%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
energy science and technology minister0.65%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
mp0.65%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
minister of technology science and energy0.65%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Andrew WheatleyEN99.72%
Andrew WheatleySA0.28%
Andrew WheatleyPT0.00%


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Andrew Holness said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : “As it relates to whether or not Dr Wheatley will continue as a candidate, from what I have seen, what I have observed, and my own analysis of the situation, I don't think that there would be any move at this time not to have him run as a candidate, bearing in mind that there are situations; if, for example, there is a prosecution, then he would be held to account through that process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Fritz Pinnock said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : “Most definitely not. We will not change or remove Dr Wheatley’s name from the centre. When you serve, you serve. Your legacy is what you leave behind, and I can say that Dr Andrew Wheatley did a lot of positives here,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Fritz Pinnock said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : "Most definitely not. We will not change or remove Dr Wheatley's name from the centre. When you serve, you serve. Your legacy is what you leave behind, and I can say that Dr Andrew Wheatley did a lot of positives here," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Fritz Pinnock said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : "Most definitely not. We will not change or remove Dr Wheatley's name from the centre. When you serve, you serve. Your legacy is what you leave behind, and I can say that Dr Andrew Wheatley did a lot of positives here," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Julia Robinson said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : “One of the reasons we insisted, when Wheatley was removed, was to have a full-time minister as there were critical pieces of legislation that needed attention. Even now with another new minister, there has been no indication about when the Joint Select Committee will reconvene. It is nothing short of scandalous that something as important as NIDS, which was predicated on data protection, and data protection has just been languishing in Parliament,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Philip Paulwell said ( about Andrew Wheatley ) : "Apart from the ministerial document setting out specifications for unwashed gum, it was now apparent that both Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley and Prime Minister Holness in his capacity as Minister of Energy, failed to follow up and to ensure that the events of 2015 were not repeated," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:06:00 AM EAT