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BARBADOS | Opposition DLP to be accorded two senate posts says Mottley

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BRIDGETOWN,  Barbados, May 27, 2018 - Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday announced that in the absence of an official opposition, an amendment is to be made to the Barbados Constitution to make provision for the appointment of two Opposition Senators.

The new prime minister explained that those two senatorial positions are being offered to the Democratic Labour Party, as the political party which mustered the second highest number of votes in the just concluded poll in which Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was swept to power after capturing all 30 seats in Parliament.

Mottley said that in the event the DLP chooses not to take up the offer of the two Senate seats, the Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, acting in accordance with her advice as Prime Minister, would proceed to appoint two other representatives to the Upper Chamber.

Mottley also announced a 30-member Cabinet team headed by herself, as well as a 12-member Government senatorial team, headed by BLP elder and Queen’s Counsel Sir Richard Cheltenham, who is to serve as President of the Senate.

A public swearing-in ceremony for the new Cabinet of Barbados  which was announced yesterday will be held on Sunday, May 27, at the Bay Street Esplanade, Bay Street, St. Michael, beginning at 4.00 p.m.

Following the arrival of Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, the new members of the Cabinet and Parliamentary Secretaries will be sworn in by Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason.

The following are the members of the new cabinet who will be sworn in:

Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment – Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP

Minister in the Ministry of Finance – Hon. Ryan Straughn, MP

Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs – Hon. Marsha Caddle, MP

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs – Hon. Dale Marshall, QC, MP

Minister of Home Affairs – Hon. Edmund Hinkson, MP

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign TradeSenator Dr. Jerome Walcott, JP

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade – Hon. C. Sandra Husbands, MP

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training – Hon. Santia Bradshaw, MP

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Tech and Vocational Training – Dr. Rommel Springer, MP

Minister of Health and Wellness – Hon. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, MP

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations – Hon. Colin Jordan, MP

Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development – Hon. George Payne, QC, MP

Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development – Hon. Charles Griffith, MP

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs – Hon. Cynthia Forde, JP, MP

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs – Mr. Neil Rowe, MP

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce — Hon. Dwight Sutherland, MP

Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment – Hon. Adrian Forde, MP

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy – Hon. Kirk Humphrey, MP

Minister International Business and Industry – Hon. Ronald Toppin, MP

Minister of Tourism and International Transport – Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, MP

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security – Hon. Indar Weir, MP

Minister of Energy and Water Resources – Hon. Wilfred Abrahams, MP

Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance – Dr. Hon. William Duguid, JP, MP

Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance – Hon. Peter Philips, MP

Minister of Environment and National Beautification – Hon. Trevor Prescod, JP, MP

Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports – Hon. John King, MP

Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart TechnologySenator Kay McConney

Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public AffairsSenator Lucille Moe

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Chief Economic Counsellor to the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment – Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll

Ambassador at Large and Ambassador Plenipotentiary – Dame Billie Miller

Speaker of the House – Mr. Arthur Holder

Deputy Speaker – Mr. Gline Clarke, JP

Chairman of Committees – Dr. Sonia Browne

Senators

President of the Senate – Sir Richard Cheltenham

Deputy President of the Senate – Rudolph “Cappy” Greenidge

Jerome Walcott

Kay McConney

Rawdon Adams

Lisa Cummins

Lucille Moe

Rommel Springer

Rudy Grant

Lynette Holder

Damian Sands

Dr. Crystal Haynes

  • Countries: Barbados

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