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Professor Anthony Clayton is new Broadcasting Commission chairman

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 1:55 PM

Professor Anthony Clayton has been appointed the new chairman of the Broadcasting Commission.

Clayton served on the previous Professor Hopeton Dunn-led commission which ended its term on October 31, 2016.

Clayton is the Alcan Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development in the Institute for Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies.

He is a noted policy expert, and has written policy documents for a number of governments on issues including planning and regulation, national security, crime and policing, urban development, economic development and climate change adaptation.

Clayton says one of the key challenges facing Jamaica now is to develop more efficient regulatory systems that can protect the interests of the consumer and the nation while encouraging competition, technological innovation and the creation of wealth.

The Broadcasting Commission regulates Jamaica’s electronic media sector, advises government on media policy and facilitates investments in the sector.
It also seeks to balance the interests of citizens, vulnerable audiences, media operators, advertisers and the creative community.

Other commission members:
Dr. Elaine Wallace
Nerine Small.
Dr. William Lawrence
Patricia Sinclair McCalla
Dr. Lloyd Waller,
Aldrick 'Allie' McNab
Dr. Anna Kasafi Perkins