JAM | May 22, 2023

Holness unveils new make-up of Cabinet

/ Our Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes
Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking at a joint press briefing with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on May 15. (Photo: Tamoy Ashman/ Our Today)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a reshuffle in the constitution of his Cabinet of Government ministers and junior ministers.

Holness, speaking at a specially convened press conference this evening (May 22) at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), disclosed that Floyd Green would return to an augmented Ministry of Agriculture, Mining and Fisheries. 

Outgoing portfolio minister, Pearnel Charles Jnr., will now assume his new duties as Minister of Labour and Social Security with Karl Samuda’s exit from the post. 

Newly appointed to the Upper House, Senator Dr Dana Morris Dixon, was unveiled as minister without portfolio in the OPM ‘superministry’. Her responsibility will be with respect to skills and digital transformation. 

What’s more, Daryl Vaz’s portfolio has grown larger with the absorption of the Ministry of Transport previously led by Audley Shaw. 

Additionally, Alando Terrelonge will now serve as state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade.

A full breakdown of the appointments are as follows: 

Prime Minister: Andrew Holness

Office of the Prime Minister:

Robert Nesta Morgan, Minister without Portfolio

Senator Dr Dana Morris Dixon – Minister without Portfolio

Homer Davis – Minister of State

Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation: Andrew Holness

Everald Warmington – Minister without Portfolio 

Matthew Samuda – Minister without Portfolio

Ministry of National Security:

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang,

Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn – Minister of State

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining:

Floyd Green

Franklin Witter – Minister of State

Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport: Olivia Grange

Ministry of Education and Youth:

Fayval Williams

Marsha Smith – Minister of State

Ministry of Finance and the Public Service:

Dr Nigel Clarke

Zavia Mayne – Minister of State

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade: Senator Kamina Johnson Smith

Alando Terrelonge – Minister of State

Ministry of Health and Wellness: Dr Christopher Tufton

Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce: Senator Aubyn Hill

Ministry of Justice: Delroy Chuck

Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Marlene Malahoo Forte

Ministry of Local Government and Community Development: Desmond McKenzie

Ministry of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport:

Daryl Vaz

William J.C. Hutchinson – Minister of State

Ministry of Tourism: Edmund Bartlett

Ministry of Labour and Social Security:

Pearnel Charles Jr

Norman Dunn – Minister of State


What To Read Next