Support Village Voice News With a Donation of Your Choice.
Melissa Wong (CLN)- The official swearing-in ceremony for Grenada’s new Cabinet of Ministers has taken place with the new ministers receiving their instruments of appointment.
Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell is the Minister for Finance, Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, Public Administration, Information and Disaster Management.
The following ministerial appointments were made:
Joseph Andall- Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development
Tevin Andrews- Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government
Dennis Cornwall- Minister for Infrastructure, Physical Development, Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transportation.
Ron Livingston Redhead- Minister of State with responsibility for Youth and Sports within the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Kerryne James- Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy
Philip Alfred Telesford- Minister for Social and Community Development, Housing and Gender Affairs
Andy Williams- Minister for Mobilisation Implementation and Transformation
Lennox John Andrews- Minister for Economic Development, Tourism and ICT
David Andrew- Minister for Education, Youth and Sport
Adrian Thomas- Minister of State with responsibility for Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives
Gayton Jonathan La Crette- Minister for Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs
Claudette Joseph- Attorney General, Minister of Legal Affairs, Labour and Consumer Affairs
Gloria Ann Thomas- Minister of State with responsibility for Social Development and Gender Affairs
Quinc Britton- Senator in the Parliament of Grenada
In his address following the ceremony, Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell said now is the time for industrial peace in Grenada and announced in his capacity as Ministry of Finance that he will instruct the Ministry of Finance to repay to the teachers of Petite Martinique, Carriacou and Grenada, the salaries that were docked unjustly from them and that those payments should be made to them as early as July 2022.
The announcement was met with lusty applause from spectators in the stands at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium.
He said the government is not at war with the public servants or persons who work for the government. (Caribbean Loop News)