Monday 25 June, 2018

PM Mottley names new Cabinet and changes up ministries

Prime Minister Mia Mottley at her first press conference as Barbados' leader.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley at her first press conference as Barbados' leader.

A new Cabinet of 25 ministers has been announced for the ruling-Barbados Labour Party (BLP) with Prime Minister Mia Mottley as Minister of Economic Affairs and Investment.

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During a press briefing earlier today, Saturday, May 26, at Government Headquarters in Bay Street, Prime Minister Mottley told a team of journalists from various media houses that given the “dire” state of the Barbados Economy and the tremendous work which will be involved in rebuilding the country the salaries of the extra ministers will be relatively insignificant given that there will be tremendous savings on the containment of wastage and the curtailment of corruption in her Cabinet.

She also made mention of the non-existent Opposition, saying that to bring some form of balance, efforts are being made to reach out to the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as they secured the second highest number of votes in the 2018 General Election.

“We have discussed a need for the urgent amendment of the Constitution so that the opposition political party securing the highest number of votes to recommend two appointments to the Senate because even though there is no official leader of the Opposition, the Government would be happy to accomodate the views of the main Opposition which would have secured the most votes,” she explained.

Following is a comprehensive list of those Ministers and a listing of Senators as well.

Ministers

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Prime Minister Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment - Mia Mottley

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs - Dale Marshall

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and Leader of Government Business - Santia Bradshaw

Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development - George Payne

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Leader of Government Business in the Senate – Senator Dr Jerome Walcott

Minister of International Business and Industry – Ronald Toppin

Minister of Environment and National Beautification – Trevor Prescod

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs – Cynthia Forde

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Minister of Tourism and International Transport – Kerrie Symmonds

Minister of Transport Works and Maintenance  - Dr William Duguid

Minister of Health and Wellness – Jeffrey Bostic

Minister of Home Affairs – Edmund Hinkson

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce – Dwight Sutherland

Minister of Energy and Water Resources – Wilfred Abrahams

Minister in the Ministry of Finance – Ryan Straughn

Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment – Marsha Caddle

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade – Sandra Husbands

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations – Colin Jordan

Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development – Charles Griffith

Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment – Adrian Forde

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy – Kirk Humphrey

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security – Indar Weir

Minister in the Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance – Peter Phillips

Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sports – John King

Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology – Senator Kay McConney

Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public Affairs- Senator Lucille Moe

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training- Senator Dr Rommel Springer

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs -Neal Rowe

Chief Economic Counsellor to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Investment -Ambassador Dr Clyde Mascoll

 

Ambassador at Large  -Dame Billie Millar

Speaker of the House of Assembly- Arthur Holder

Deputy Speaker- Glyne Clarke

Chairman of Committees- Dr Sonia Browne

 

Senate:

Sir Richard Cheltenham (to be nominated President of the Senate)

Rudolph Cappy Grenidge (Leader of Government Business-Deputy President of the Senate)

Senator Jerome Walcott

Senator Kay McConney

Senator Lucille Moe

Senator Roland Adams

Senator Lisa Cummins

Senator Rommel Springer

Senator Rudy Grant

Senator Lynette Holder

Senator Damien Sands

Senator Dr Crystal Haynes

 

Director of Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister- Pat Parris

The Prime Minister’s Personal Aid -Jessica Odle