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Update on Cabinet Shuffle

Photo: Fayval Williams

News Flash: Mrs Fayval Williams promoted to Minister Without Portfolio in the Finance Ministry.

State Ministers

Rudyard Spencer is gone to National Security as State Minister.  Alando Terrelongue as new State Minister in Culture.

Shaw Moved

Hon. Audley Shaw had run against Holness for the Leadership for the JLP. Is that significant? Did that play a role in this change?


Zavia Mayne is gone to Labour & Social Security and not National Security as previously stated in our last post.

Opposition Reacts

Party Chairman Fitz Jackson, PNP and spokesman on National Security said: ” Yes I have noted the Cabinet changes … congrats. I wish them well.  Dr. Clarke played an integral part in the Finance Ministry. In National Security looking to working with him (Dr. Chang) … security is everybody’s business. Mike Henry and Karl Samuda will be shifted to Economic Growth and Economic Development. Housing is crucial. We need to restore some improvement of the treatment of the Public Sector, in these areas re negotiations.” Continuing the Opposition Spokesman added …..


“Scandals which occurred in J$600 Million bushing and Used cars saga for the Police. … it all happened under the PM Holness’ nose and he has been silent.” Concluded Fitz Jackson.

These adjustments come into  effect at a date to be announced.
Some have to be sworn in at King’s House by the GG.

Interesting times ahead.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.

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