Minister of Social Development and Family Services

ANALYST: 2020 Elections driving latest Cabinet re-shuffle

Former government minister and political commentator, Ralph Maraj, says the latest Cabinet re-shuffle was done intentionally, to ensure the ruling PNM gets back in office.

Speaking with CNC3 NEWS today, Mr Maraj said it is not strange the change has come at this time, given that this is an election year, and it is politically motivated.

He points out that the Prime Minister's assumption of the Planning and Development portfolio could be seen as demotion for Camille Robinson-Regis, who has been moved to the Social Development Ministry… But it is not.

Prime Minister to be new Minister of Planning and Development after Cabinet re-shuffle

The Prime Minister will assume the portfolio of Minister of Planning and Development from Wednesday 1 January, 2020.

In what is another Cabinet re-shuffle, Dr Keith Rowley has advised the President that several existing ministerial appointments are to be revoked, and new appointments to be made, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 3(9), 76(3) and 79(1) and 82(1) of the Constitution

According to an official statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes is asked to:

Cumuto MP: No flood relief coming

Member of Parliament for Cumuto Manzanilla, Christine Newallo-Hosein, says the most vulnerable citizens have once again been forgotten by the PNM Government.

In an official statement released by the Parliament today, the Cumuto Manzanilla MP called on the Minister of Social Development and Family Services to immediately respond to the plight of citizens who were severely affected by Wednesday’s heavy rainfall and flooding, particularly in South Trinidad.