KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 27, 2018 (CMC) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, yesterday, announced changes to his Cabinet that has led to the reassignment of some government ministers, including the Ministers of Finance and National Security.
Holness, whose administration is in its second year, has appointed a new Finance Minister, the new Member of Parliament, Dr. Nigel Clarke, who now has responsibility for the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.
Former Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, has been reassigned to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
Supporting Clarke, will be Fayval Williams, who is the minister without portfolio in the Finance Ministry.
Clarke’s appointment to the Cabinet comes three weeks after he won a by-election in the constituency of St. Andrew North West.
The minister with responsibility for National Security is now Dr. Horace Chang, who has replaced Robert Montague, who has been moved to the Ministry of Transport and Mining.
Former Transport Minister, Mike Henry, is now minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister; while Karl Samuda moves to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.
Holness also announced changes in the junior Ministerial ranks, including the appointment of Alando Terrelonge as junior minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports.
Zavia Mayne is to be appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and Pearnel Charles Jr. moves to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. He previously held the post of State Minister in the Ministry of National Security.
And Rudyard Spencer moves to the Ministry of National Security. He previously held the post of Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.
The Prime Minister said other members of the Cabinet previously appointed remain in their respective portfolios.