May 30, 2017 Last Updated 11:18 AM, May 22, 2017

The Minister of Finance & the Public Service

The Honourable Minister Audley Shaw CD, MP, Minister of Finance and the Public Service. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of...

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

The Honourable Rudyard Spencer, CD, MP is Minister of State (Public Service), with the Ministry of Finance and Public Service. Minister Spencer studied Industrial Relations at Medg...

Financial Secretary

Mr. Everton McFarlane is charged with the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, under his stewardship he will continue the implementation of the reforms...

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

The Honourable Fayval Williams, MP, is Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Minister Williams is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and holds an M...

Public Expenditure

Overview

The Public Expenditure (PEX) Division (formerly the Budget Division) has been restructured to improve public expenditure management.  The new Division, which became functional in October 2001, manages the functions of the former Budget Division and the operational aspects of the former Financial Management Division (now the Public Expenditure and Policy Coordination Division).

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Policy Coordination

The Public Expenditure Policy Coordination Division, formerly known as the Financial Management Division, became functional in 2001, to focus on policy development as it relates to procurement, information technology, legal and public sector reform, financial management, information systems and procedures, asset management and executive agencies. The division also holds the responsibility for the monitoring and implementation of computerized accounting software packages in all ministries and departments in order to ensure compliance with regulations and policy decisions.

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Revenue Protection

In the early 1990’s, the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) was established, primarily to address what was perceived to be rampant fraud and corruption at the Customs Department. The need for the RPD was also recognized by the Barents Report, commissioned by the Government of Jamaica.  

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