Twenty- three Government Ministers have been sworn in as the new government of Trinidad and Tobago takes up the mantle.
In a swearing in ceremony hosted at Queen’s Hall in St. Ann’s this morning, President Anthony Carmona presented instruments of appointment before a large audience.
The New Ministers and their respective portfolios are:
• Minister Avinash Singh – Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
• Minister Fitzgerald Hind- Minister of Works and Transport
• Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon- Minister of Trade and Industry
• Minister Shamfa Cudjoe- Minister of Tourism
• Minister Darryl Smith- Minister Sport
• Minister Sherry Ann Crichlow- Minister of Social Development and Family Services
• Minister Franklin Khan- Minister of Rural Development and Local Development
• Minister Ancil Antoine – Minister of Public Utilities
• Minister Randall Mitchel- Minister of Public Administration
• Minister Camille Robinson-Regis- Minister of Planning and Development
• Minister Jennifer Baptiste Primus- Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprises
• Minister Marlene McDonald- Minister of Housing and Urban Development
• Minister Terrence Deyalsingh – Minister of Health
• Minister Dennis Moses- Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs
• Minister Colm Imbert- Minister of Finance
• Minister Nicole Olivier- Minister of Energy and Energy Industries
• Minister Nyan- Gadsby-Dolly- Minister of Community Development, Culture and Arts
• Minister Maxie Cuffy- Minister of Communications
• Minister Stuart Young- Minister in the office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs
Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley speaking at the swearing in of Government Ministers thanked God for all that has transpired in his life so far, including his humble beginnings.
Reflecting on his life in Tobago as a young man, Dr. Rowley said he wanted to share his story so that the nation’s youth could find faith and confidence in their own future.
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The Prime Minister sent out an urgent appeal to citizens; that now is the time to feel a sense of pride and not always look for a financial reward for civil services done for the country.
He highlighted that any error done in the dark will come to light and bear fruit.
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Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley.