Trinidad – Five new ministers in Kamla’s cabinet
PORT OF SPAIN –– Former High Commissioner to London Garvin Nicholas was among five new ministers sworn in by President Anthony Carmona on February 3. Nicholas is the new attorney general.
Former Brigadier Carl Alfonso is the new minister of national security.
Former Soca Warrior Brent Sancho is the new minister of sport.
Newly elected National Joint Action Committee leader Kwasi Mutema is the new minister in the Ministry of Works.
Former adviser to Lands and Marine Resources, Christine Newallo-Hosein, is the new minister of the people and
The five appointments were announced yesterday after Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar revoked the appointments of six cabinet members in a reshuffle.
Stacy Roopnarine’s appointment to the Ministry of Works was revoked but she was reassigned to the Ministry of Gender.
The latest cabinet reshuffle saw former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan lose his post, along with former Minister Justice Emmanuel George, former Minister Sport Ruperth Grifith, former Minister in the Ministry of National Security Embau Moheni and former Minister of National Security Gary Griffith.
The appointment of former Senate President?Timothy Hamel-Smith was also revoked. Former Government Senator Raziah Ahmed was elected new Senate President, and will act in President Anthony Carmona’s absence.
After the swearing-in ceremony, which took place at the Office Of The President shortly after 8:30 a.m., the five ministers took the oath of allegiance of a new senator in Parliament.
Minister of Legal Affairs Prakash Ramadhar, who was also given the portfolio of Minister of Justice, attended the swearing-in along with Minister of Housing Roodal Moonilal and Minister of Communications Vasant Bharath.