New Cabinet sworn in

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    The new cabinet has been sworn in and it sees a return of some Ministers as well as a number of new faces.

    The appointments are as follows:

    • Prime Minister – Dr Keith Rowley
    • Attorney General – Faris Al Rawi
    • Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries – Clarence Rambharat
    • Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture – Avinash Singh
    • Minister of Education  – Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly
    • Minister in the Education Ministry – Lisa Morris-Julien
    • Minister of Energy and Energy Industries – Franklin Khan
    • Minister of Finance  – Colm Imbert
    • Minister in the Finance Ministry – Brian Manning
    • Minister of Health – Terrence Deyalsingh
    • Minister of Housing and Urban Development – Pennelope Beckles
    • Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development – Adrian Leonce
    • Minister of Labour – Stephen Mc Clashie
    • Minister of Local Government and Rural Development – Kazim Hosein
    • Minister of National Security and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office – Stuart Young
    • Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General – Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal
    • Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office – Ayanna Webster-Roy
    • Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office – Symon de Nobriga
    • Minister of Planning and Development – Camille Robinson-Regis
    • Minister of Public Administration and Digital Transformation – Allyson West
    • Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration – Hassel Bacchus
    • Minister of Public Utilities – Marvin Gonzales
    • Minister of Social Development and Family Services – Donna Cox
    • Minister of Sport and Community Development – Shamfa Cudjoe
    • Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts – Randall Mitchell
    • Minister of Trade and Industry – Paula Gopee-Scoon
    • Minister of Works and Transport – Rohan Sinanan
    • Minister in the Ministry of Works and Transport – Foster Cummings
    • Minister of Youth Development and National Services – Fitzgerald Hinds
    • Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dr Amery Browne (currently in quarantine, to be sworn in by Monday)

    Speaking after the swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley explained his reasons for Colm Imbert’s reappointment as Finance Minister.

    Dr Rowley also explained the decision to merge the Tourism and Culture Ministries.

    The Agriculture Ministry is also again headed by Clarence Rambharat, however he will now be assisted by Minister in the Ministry, Avinash Singh.

    A notable change however is the Education Ministry – Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has been appointed Minister, while Lisa Morris-Julien is Minister in the Ministry.

    And according to Dr Rowley, a major task for them in the term ahead, is a radical reform of the national curriculum.