Jun 22, 2012

New Cabinet Appointments | Trinidad & Tobago Government

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"There is no room for egos or personal agenda. Every single appointment made by me has received the full support of those selected." Those words were spoken by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago as she announced the names and offices assigned to the newly realigned Cabinet. The mandate remains the same... fix things and get the country on the right path!

The opposition PNM has already expressed their concerns regarding the appointment of Jack Warner to the post of National Security. 

Larry Howai (former CEO of State-owned First Citizens Bank) replaces Winston Dookeran as the Minister of Finance and the Economy. I am surprised that Winston Dookeran was removed from the Finance Ministry. Finance has always been Mr. Dookeran's forte! 

Winston Gypy Peters has been removed from the Culture Ministry and placed in Community Development. Mr. Peters, a Calypsonian, was expected to do good things for culture but has not done enough to keep that post. In his place comes Dr. Lincoln Douglas. I wish him success... he is from my hometown of Arima.

I don't think that anyone was surprised that Marlene Coudray got a Ministerial post after crossing party lines and joining up with the UNC! I wonder if those who watched her performance as Mayor of San Fernando think that she has what it takes to succeed as a Minister? 

The following is a listing of the newly appointed persons and the Ministerial portfolios they now command. 

The realigned Cabinet includes:

Minister of National Security: Jack Warner, Colin Partap.

Legal Affairs: Prakash Ramadhar.

Attorney General: Anand Ramlogan.

People and Social Development: Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, and Vernella Alleyne-Toppin.

Education: Dr. Tim Gopeesingh.

Housing: Dr. Roodal Moonilal.

Gender, Youth and Child Development: Marlene Coudray.

Justice: Herbert Volney.

Public Administration: Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan.

Energy: Kevin Ramnarine.

Labour, Small and Micro Enterprise Development: Errol McLeod.

Transport: Chandresh Sharma.

Sports: Anil Roberts.

Planning: Dr. Bhoe Tewarie.

Public Utilities: Nizam Baksh.

Tobago Development: Dr. Delmon Baker.

Local Government: Dr. Suruj Rambachan, Rudranath Indarsingh.

Works and Infrastructure: Emmanuel George, Stacy Roopnarine.

Arts and Multiculturism: Dr. Lincoln Douglas.

Health: Dr. Fuad Khan.

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister: Rodger Samuel.

Tertiary Education: Fazal Karim.

Tourism: Stephen Cadiz.

Community Development: Winston Peters.

Food Production: Devant Maharaj, Jairam Seemungal.

Science and Technology: Dr. Rupert Griffith.

Foreign Affairs: Winston Dookeran.

Trade, Industry and Investment: Vasant Bharath.

Environment and Water Resources: Ganga Singh and Ramona Ramdial.

National Diversity and Social Integration: Clifton de Coteau and Embau Moheni.

Communications: Jamal Mohammed.

Deputy Speaker: Nela Khan.

Finance and the Economy: Larry Howai.

The Cabinet listing above was sourced from the Government owned C News Network.
via http://www.ctntworld.com/

 
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