Jamaica: Prime Minister Holness announces new Cabinet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reshuffled the Cabinet of the Jamaican government, making some significant changes. The modifications have been made on the advice of PM Holness to the Governor-General. 

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Kingston, Jamaica: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reshuffled the Cabinet of the Jamaican government, making some significant changes. The modifications have been made on the advice of PM Holness to the Governor-General. 

The sworn-in ceremony of these newly appointed ministers will take place virtually today (Tuesday, January 11, 2022). 

Below is the list of new Cabinet as per the recent changes: 

  1. Office of the Prime Minister – (to include the information Portfolio) – Prime Minister Andrew HolnessRobert Morgan – (minister without Portfolio), Floyd Green (minister without Portfolio), and Homer Davis (special projects). 
  2. Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Robert Montague – (minister without Portfolio), Clifford Warmington – (minister without Portfolio), Matthew Samuda (minister without Portfolio). 
  3. Ministry of Labour & Social security – Karl Samuda
  4. Ministry of the National Security – Dr Horace ChangZavia Mayne (state minister)
  5. Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries – Pearnel Charles Jr., Frank Witter (state minister)
  6. Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports – Olivia Grange, Alando Terrelonge (state minister)
  7. Ministry of Tourism – Edmund Bartlett 
  8. Ministry of Finance & the Public Service – Dr Nigel Clarke, Marsha Smith (state minister)
  9. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade – Kamina Johnson Smith, Leslie Campbell (state minister)
  10. Ministry of Health and Wellness – Dr Christopher Tufton, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn (state minister)
  11. Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce – Aubyn Hill, Norman Dunn (state minister)
  12. Ministry of Education and Youth – Fayval Williams 
  13. Ministry of Transport and Mining – Audley Shaw, William J.C. Hutchinson (state minister)
  14. Ministry of Justice – Delroy Chuck
  15. Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs – Marlene Malahoo Forte 
  16. Ministry of Local Government and Rural Government – Desmond McKenzie 
  17. Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology – Daryl Vaz
  18. Attorney General – Derrick McKoy

In the changes, where several new appointments have been made, there are also a few ministers whose ministry have been shuffled. 

 

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