The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has a new acting Permanent Secretary.

She’s Barbara Allen.

Miss Allen is currently the Director of the Ministry’s planning and policy division.

It’s understood that she’ll take charge as the Ministry’s chief accounting officer until a replacement for Maurice Smith is confirmed.

Dr. Smith spent his last day on the job yesterday.

A senior officer at the Education Ministry, Dean Roy Bernard, is expected to be appointed as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry shortly.

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