President David Granger announced the appointments of three new senior ministers and the reassignment of three junior ministers.
In a written statement, the President said, “I have a duty to ensure that the Government acts in accordance with the Constitution at all times. I have, in accordance with the Courts’ rulings, accepted the resignations of Mr. Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Dominic Gaskin, Minister of Business; Mr. Joseph Harmon, Minister of State in the Ministry of the Presidency; and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, Minister of the Public Service in the Ministry of the Presidency. These resignations take effect on 25th April 2019.”
The President further thanked the resigned ministers for their stewardship as members of Cabinet and of the National Assembly since May 2015.
Granger then announced the replacements as follows:
• Mr. Hemraj Rajkumar, as Minister of Business;
• Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams as Minister of State in the Ministry of the Presidency; and
• Mrs. Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, as Minister of the Public Service in the Ministry of the Presidency.
The reassignments are as follows:
• Ms. Annette Ferguson, from Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for Housing;
• Mrs. Simona Charles-Broomes, from Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources to Minister within the Ministry of the Presidency with responsibility for Youth Affairs; and
• Mrs. Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, from Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for Housing, to Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture, with responsibility for Rural Affairs.
The President sought to assure that the appointments and reassignments “will ensure your Government’s continued commitment to serve our people and the nation.”