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Esworth Reid is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry. He joined the Ministry at the beginning of December 2019 and brought with him a wealth of experience in the public service, having worked before at a number of Ministries across the public service at a senior level.  These include Ministries responsible for  Finance and Economic Affairs,  Family and Youth, Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resources Management, Commerce and Industry, Labour and Public Sector  Training.

Mr. Reid is an economist by training and holds  a Bachelors Degree from the University of the West Indies where he majored in Economics. He also holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Reading, England. He is also trained in Marketing, Project Management and Public Sector Management.  He lives by the philosophy: “there is nothing called can’t, you just need to find the right way to having it done and you will have it done”.  His desire is to work with the Minister and the staff of the Ministry to create the  right mix of policies and laws that would allow for  the emergence of the  enabling environment in which  micro, small and medium sized businesses will grow and be sustainable.