PM Barrow appoints Cabinet, Senators, Cabinet Secretary and Speaker of the House

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

A new Cabinet was appointed today, Tuesday March 13th, following the re-election of the Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow’s administration last week. Eleven of the elected seventeen parliamentarians from the ruling United Democratic Party were appointed as Ministers while all remaining six were appointed as Ministers of State in various ministries. Four Senators were appointed as Ministers through the senate. The speaker of the House is Attorney Michael Peyrefitte while the Cabinet Secretary is Carlos Perdomo

Portfolios

  • Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development – Rt. Hon Dean Oliver Barrow
  • Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture – Hon Gaspar Vega (CEO – Beverly Castillo)
  • Ministry of Trade Investment, Private Sector Development and Consumer Protection – Hon Erwin Raphael Contreras (CEO – Sharman Hyde)
  • Attorney General and Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Hon Wilfred ‘Sedi” Elrington (CEO – Alexis Rosado)
  • Ministry of National Security – Hon John Saldivar (CEO – Col. George Lovell)
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Development – Hon Michael Finnegan (CEO – Lawrence Sylvester)
  • Ministry of Works and Transport – Hon. Rene Montero (CEO – Carlston Goff)
  • Ministry of Tourism and Culture – Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. (CEO – Lindsay Garbutt)
  • Ministry of Health – Hon. Pablo Marin (CEO – Dr. Peter Allen)
  • Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation – Anthony “Boots” Martinez (CEO – Judith Alpuche)
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – Hon. Patrick Faber (CEO – David Leacock)
  • Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, Sustainable Development and Indigenous People – Hon. Senator Liselle Alamilla (CEO – Dr. Wendel Parham)
  • Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities – Hon. Senator Joy Grant (CEO – Dr. Colin Young)
  • Ministry of Labour, Local Government, Rural Development and NEMO – Hon. Senator Godwin Hulse (CEO – Candy Saldivar)
  • Ministry of Public Service and Elections and Boundaries – Hon. Senator Charles Gibson (CEO – Marion McNab)

Ministers of State

  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (with special emphasis on Economic Development) – Hon. Santiago Castillo
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture (with special emphasis on Agriculture – Hon. Hugo Patt
  • Ministry of State of in the Ministry of National Security ((with special emphasis on Immigration and Border Protection & Immigration Department) – Hon. Elvin Penner
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Transport (with special emphasis on Transport) – Hon. Edmond Castro
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation (with special emphasis on the Conscious Youth Development Programme and the Gang Truce Programme) – Hon. Mark King
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (with special emphasis on Youth and Sports) – Hon. Herman Longsworth

Other GOB appointed Senators

  • Senator Mark Pech
  • Senator Juliet Thimbrel

The appointments were made public during a press briefing that took place at 2:30PM in Belmopan City.

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