Monday, January 21, 2008

The new Cabinet

Hi, peoples! Hope you're all enjoying a great Errol Barrow Day and Martin Luther King Day. As promised (though a tad late, apologies), here's the list of the new DLP Cabinet. It appears to be a solid team and many of the portfolios fit well with the expertise of the new Ministers so all we can do is wish them well and see how things go.


Hon. David Thompson – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Development, Labour, Civil Service and Energy.



Hon. Freundel Stuart – Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs.



Hon. Christopher Sinckler – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business.



Hon. Donville Inniss – Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and International Business.



Dr Hon. David Estwick – Minister of Health, National Insurance and Social Security.



Hon. Ronald Jones – Minister of Education and Human Resource Development.



Dr Hon. Denis Lowe – Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development.



Hon. Patrick Todd – Minister of State
in the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development.



Hon. Richard Sealy – Minister of Tourism.



Mr Haynesley Benn who will be appointed a Senator – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.



Hon. George Hutson – Minister of Trade, Industry and Commerce.



Hon. Michael Lashley – Minister of Housing and Lands.



Hon. Dr Hon Esther Byer-Sukoo – Minister of Family, Youth Affairs, Sports and the Environment.



Hon. Steve Blackett – Minister of Community Development and Culture.



Hon. John Boyce – Minister of Transport, Works and International Transport.



Ms Maxine McClean will be appointed to the Senate as Leader of Government Business and as Minister in the Prime Minister's Office.



Mr Darcy Boyce will be appointed to the Senate and will serve as Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office with special responsibility for Finance and Energy.

Mr Arni Walters will be appointed to the Senate and will serve as Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office with special responsibility for Employment, Labour Relations and the Social Partnership. (no photo available)

Congrats and good luck to all!

Photos: DLP/www.signiafinancial.com/www.goddardenterprisesltd.com

3 comments:

Khaidji said...

Errol Barrow Day

Every Bajan should celebrate in a special way
Remembering our hero who was born on this day
Realizing the wonders that he had done
Opportunities sowed from whence our pride sprung
Lords and Sirs, Honorable and the ordinary man too
Barrow lived to uplift all of you
And freed us from our Imperial ties
Royal chains which limited our mind’s eyes
Restrictions no longer bind our hands
Our skills compete favorably with foreign lands
We have progressed to be a number one country
Developing in our social standings, education and economy
And as you delight in your successes tomorrow
You must remember we owe it all to Errol Walton Barrow

Jdid said...

so what happen to Kellman? seems strange he aint included.

Bajegirl said...

Hey Jdid. It wasn't a surprise to me that Kellman wasn't given a Ministry. Nothing against him, he consistently delivers St. Lucy to the Dems but the man's a maverick, in his own words. You never know what he's going to do or say next, and he's been a liability more than an asset at some points in the past. I do believe he deserves some kind of reward, though.