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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