PM Barrow announces changes in the Cabinet

Posted: Monday, August 1, 2016. 12:12 p.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: The Office of the Prime Minister has announced changes in the cabinet.

Below is the official press release that was issued by the GOB press office just now:

Belmopan. August 1, 2016. The Office of the Prime Minister announces the following Cabinet changes:

The Police, BDF and Coastguard will no longer be housed together under one composite Ministry of National Security. Instead, there will be two separate Ministries – a standalone Ministry of the Police, with responsibility solely for that Department; and a Ministry of Defence, with responsibility for the BDF and Coastguard.

Senator Honourable Godwin Hulse will be the new Minister for the Police, and the Honourable John Saldivar will be Minister of Defence. Senator Hulse will also continue as Minister of Immigration, but will relinquish the Natural Resources portfolio. In his stead, the Honourable Attorney General Vanessa Retreage will additionally become Minister of Natural Resources. This will take place as soon as the Attorney General can be sworn in as a Senator.

The Office of the Prime Minister confirms that, at this time, all other current Ministerial assignments will remain unchanged.

The Prime Minister will host a press briefing today in the NEMO Training Room, Belmopan at 2:00 p.m.

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One Response to PM Barrow announces changes in the Cabinet

  1. Ellis Reply

    August 1, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    The reshuffle of the cabinet no mean one fart it is still the same players and they will still be able to commit the same RASS. On e can be done and should be done so that this government shows ZERO tolerance is to fire the BIG DEAL and put in someone qualified like the former ACP Aragon. U want a minister of Defence put in CMDT Rear Admiral Borland. Plus you want a minister of Immigration then put in the AG.
    It seems that the present minister of Natural Resources will be the minister that has the trust of the PM but alas he has found himself to be a TEAMPLAYER so no MATTA WAT he is sticking around.!!!!

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