Prime Minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 29, CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made changes to his Cabinet – effective Thursday, that will lead to the reassignment of some government ministers.

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Trinidad & Tobago PM Dr. Keith Rowley

The release, issued early Thursday said Prime Minister had informed President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, of the reassignment of Fitzgerald Hinds from the Ministry of Public Utilities  to Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs to assist the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs .

Hinds, a former member and trainer in the police service is an experienced attorney at law with a master’s degree in constitutional law and will remain a member of the Cabinet.

In a release early Thursday, the Prime Minister said Marlene McDonald will be appointed Minister of Public Utilities with responsibility for the business of the Government.

In another move,  Ayanna Leeba Lewis as a Senator was revoked  and Allyson West will be appointed Senator and Minister in the Ministry of Finance, to assist the Minister of Finance.

The release added that  Nicole Olivierre will be appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

A swearing in ceremony is expected to take place on Friday at President’s House.

The last Cabinet reshuffle  –  the first of Rowley’s administration took place on October 31, 2016 and saw Members of Parliament Nicole Ollivierre, Ancil Antoine and Sarah Budhu being relieved of the Energy Ministry, Public Utilities Ministry and Government Senator portfolios, respectively.

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 29, CMC- Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made changes to his Cabinet – effective Thursday, that will lead to the reassignment of some government ministers.

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Trinidad & Tobago PM Dr. Keith Rowley

The release, issued early Thursday said Prime Minister had informed President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, of the reassignment of Fitzgerald Hinds from the Ministry of Public Utilities  to Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs to assist the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs .

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Hinds, a former member and trainer in the police service is an experienced attorney at law with a master’s degree in constitutional law and will remain a member of the Cabinet.

In a release early Thursday, the Prime Minister said Marlene McDonald will be appointed Minister of Public Utilities with responsibility for the business of the Government.

In another move,  Ayanna Leeba Lewis as a Senator was revoked  and Allyson West will be appointed Senator and Minister in the Ministry of Finance, to assist the Minister of Finance.

The release added that  Nicole Olivierre will be appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

A swearing in ceremony is expected to take place on Friday at President’s House.

The last Cabinet reshuffle  –  the first of Rowley’s administration took place on October 31, 2016 and saw Members of Parliament Nicole Ollivierre, Ancil Antoine and Sarah Budhu being relieved of the Energy Ministry, Public Utilities Ministry and Government Senator portfolios, respectively.