Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently reshuffled his Cabinet and Minister of National Security after just two years in office.
He has appointed MP Dr. Nigel Clarke as the new minister of Finance and Public Service.
Former Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, has been assigned to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.
Dr. Clarke will get support from Fyval Williams, who was appointed minister without portfolio in the Finance Ministry.
Clarke’s appointment came a few weeks after he won a by-election in the constituency of St. Andrew North West for the ruling party.
Dr. Horace Chung is now the new minister of National Security, replacing Robert Montague. Montague has been moved to the Ministry of Transport and Mining.
Former Transport Minister, Mike Henry, is now minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, while Karl Samuda has moved to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.
Prime Minister Holness also announced changes in the junior ministerial ranks, including the appointment of Alando Terrelone as junior minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports.
Holness said other members of the cabinet previously appointed remain in their respective portfolios.