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PM Christie completes formation of Cabinet

The new Prime Minister, Perry Christie, announced on May 10 the final group of members to form his Cabinet. The Ministers were sworn in May 11 ahead of Parliament's opening May 23. 

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Monday, May 14, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012

The Cabinet Office announced today that Prime Minister Perry Christie has advised the Governor-General to complete the formation of the new cabinet with the following additional ministerial appointments:

HON. FREDERICK A. MITCHELL
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS and IMMIGRATION
HON. DR. MICHAEL DARVILLE
MINISTER FOR GRAND BAHAMA
HON. V. ALFRED GRAY
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, MARINE RESOURCES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HON. DR. PERRY GOMEZ
MINISTER OF HEALTH
HON. SHANE GIBSON
MINISTER OF LABOUR AND NATIONAL INSURANCE
HON. KENDRED DORSETT
MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND HOUSING
HON. GLENYS HANNA MARTIN
MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION
HON. DANIEL JOHNSON
MINISTER OF YOUTH SPORTS AND CULTURE
HON. MELANIE GRIFFIN
MINISTER OF SOCIAL SERVICES
HON. HOPE STRACHAN
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION
HON. KHAALIS ROLLE
MINISTER OF STATE FOR INVESTMENTS IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

This second and final group of Ministers was sworn in at Government House May 11.

Making the announcement the Prime Minister indicated that he would be making mid-term ministerial adjustments with a view to bringing into the Cabinet some of the government backbenchers not included in the first round of selections.

Christie advised that this was particularly important having regard to his commitment to ensure the promotion of “new generation” candidates to a dominant position in his government during the course of the present term.

The Prime Minister also announced that Anthony Moss, the Member of Parliament-elect for Exuma has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources and Cleola Hamilton, the Member of Parliament-elect for South Beach, has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Renward Wells, the MP-elect for Bamboo Town, has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development.

The Prime Minister also announced that, at the opening of the new Parliament on the May 23, the government would move for the election of Kendal Major, the MP-elect for the Garden Hills constituency as the next Speaker of the House of Assembly and for the election of Deon Smith, the MP-elect for the Nassau Village constituency, as Deputy Speaker.

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Parliament is set to open on May 23 and officials are working to put everything in place for that date. Watch a ZNS news report on the preparations here.

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