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JPS shares in Energy Talks at 10th Annual Caribbean MBA Conference


Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell (5 th right) shares a lens moment with participants of the 10 th Annual Caribbean MBA Conference. They are (l-r) Shanique Ellington, Leo Williams, Claude Duncan, Natalie Olubuyide, Kesi Gibson, Steven Whittingham, Valentine Fagan, Jae Yeo, Alaric Craig and Edward Harper



The 10th Annual Caribbean MBA Conference was recently held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. JPS’ Vice President of New Generation, Valentine Fagan, was a speaker on the Energy Panel of the Conference.


The panelists discussed opportunities in natural energy supply, specific to the Caribbean. They examined requirements such as infrastructure development, technical skills, and investment sources as well as opportunities for diversifying the Caribbean energy landscape.

Mr. Fagan brought perspectives from JPS, which is focused on moving forward with alternative as well as traditional energy projects. He lamented that the past two decades have been lost to the Jamaican energy sector, but noted that there is hope.

“The constant debate on the different energy options seems to take the greater effort and prominence than the issues of implementation, but as a small region we only have few real choices… it is past urgent for us to now develop the enabling infrastructure”, Mr Fagan said. He then went on to outline the different viable energy sources that Caribbean countries can tap into. These include solar photovoltaic, hydro, ocean thermal and geothermal.

Other members of the panel were Phillip Paulwell, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining; Steven Whittingham of The Antilles Group; Jay Yeo, President of Solamon Energy and Leo Williams, Energy Consultant.

The Caribbean MBA Conference is organized annually by the Caribbean Business Clubs of the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Mona School of Business at the University of the West Indies. These vibrant organizations have organized successful business conferences aimed at increasing the awareness among their membership of what it means to live, work and invest in the Caribbean.




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