17 Cabinet Ministers Sworn in

by: Dominica Vibes News - December 13, 2014
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Seventeen Cabinet Ministers were sworn in under oath administered by President of the Commonwealth of Dominica His Excellency Charles Savarin on Saturday, 13 December 2014 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau.

While some of the former ministers regained their ministries, others ministers were moved to new responsibilities with the addition of Ian Pinard, Roselyn Paul, Casius Darroux and Catherine Daniel who won their Parliamentary seats.

Three new senators, Robert Tonge, Francine Baron and Mirium Blanchard were also handed portfolios in the cabinet.

Here is the full list of the Cabinet Ministers and their portfolios.

Dr. John Collin McIntyre: Minister for Planning, Economic Development and Investment.

Reginald Austrie: Minister for Housing, Lands and Water Resource Management.

Justina Charles: Minister for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment.

Ian Pinard: Minister for Public Works and Ports.

Johnson Drigo: Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries.

Catherine Daniel: Minister for Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs.

Ian Douglas: Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment.

Rayburn Blackmoore: Minister for Justice, Immigration and national security.

Petter Saint Jean: Minister for Education and Human Resource Development.

Roselyn Paul: Minister for Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development.

Dr. Kenneth Darroux: Minister for Health and Environment.

Casius Darroux: Minister for Kalinago Affairs.

Kelvar Darroux: Minister for Information, Science, Telecommunication and Technology

Ivor Stephenson: Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environment with specific responsibility for the environment.

Senator Robert Tonge: Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal.

Senator Francine Baron: Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM affairs.

Senator Mirium Blanchard: Minister of state in the office of the Prime Minister for project Planning and Implementation.

On Tuesday December 9th, Roosevelt Skerrit was sworn in as Prime Minister, and on Thursday December 11 he was sworn in as Minister of Finance and the Public Service.

Among the special invitees to the swearing-in ceremony was Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Dr Kenny Anthony and Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy in Antigua, Asot Michael who represented Prime Minister Gaston Browne.