By Aaron Humes: The Government of Belize has confirmed that Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat is out as part of a Cabinet portfolio reshuffle.
Chebat now assumes responsibility for Public Utilities and Logistics except for Transport, which remains with Rodwell Ferguson.
Kevin Bernard moves up to Health and Wellness while dropping Youth and Sports to Ferguson and E-Governance to Francis Fonseca, who is already Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology.
A portfolio of religious affairs has been added to the responsibilities of Minister for the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Affairs Henry Charles Usher.
The Prime Minister’s office now has operational coordination responsibilities for the National Security Council.
According to the Prime Minister, the full Cabinet retains his confidence. The move comes after months of shuffling in the Ministry of Health and two failed recruitment attempts of appointing a new CEO in that ministry.