Grenada’s cabinet is shuffled

Keith Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada, waves to members of the House of Commons following Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Monday Feb. 18, 2002.
Associated Press / Jonathan Hayward

Grenada’s Prime Minister last week shuffled his cabinet, making former General Secretary of Grenada’s opposition National Democratic Congress Peter David a senator.

Veteran trade unionist Chester Humphrey has also been appointed a senator and is tipped to become President of the Senate.

The Prime Minister described David as an experienced politician and very successful foreign affairs minister who is now a very useful new member of the ruling New National Party.

He said David has been helping the government articulate its objectives and policies.

David and nine others were expelled from the National Democratic Party in September 2012.

In his address to the nation, Mitchell also announced the appointment of Yolande Bain-Horsford as the island’s new Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister whom he said has been “left out” of the Cabinet.

She replaces Alexandra Otway-Noel, who goes to the Prime Minister’s Office with special responsibility for implementation. The new Minister of Health is Dr. Clarice Modeste, while Nikolas Steele has been shifted from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Business to the Ministry of Health are among some of the major changes.

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