Monday 23 November, 2020

Cabinet takes shape as four key ministers sworn in

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre), with newly appointed (from left) Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith; Minister of National Security, and Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Horace Chang; and Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton. (Photo: JIS)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre), with newly appointed (from left) Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith; Minister of National Security, and Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Horace Chang; and Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton. (Photo: JIS)

The new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government is up and running as four ministers were sworn-in Monday afternoon during a ceremony at King’s House following the earlier swearing-in of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

The four ministers who have been sworn-in to critical ministries are:

- Minister of National Security and Deputy Prime Minister - Dr Horace Chang;

- Minister of Health and Wellness - Dr Christopher Tufton;

-Minister of Finance and Public Service - Dr Nigel Clarke;

- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade - Senator Kamina Johnson Smith.

Speaking of the four who are the first to be named to the Executive following the JLP’s landslide win over the People's National Party in last Thursday’s general elections, Holness said “I know that everyday they give of themselves and I am satisfied, honoured and privileged to have served with them”.

He added that “They do not want to fail the people and they will work with every fibre in their body, to ensure that we are a successful government and we deliver on behalf of the people”.

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