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(Photos) 11 Cabinet Ministers Sworn In
May 14, 2012 - 6:32:28 PM

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The Honourable Shane Gibson sworn in as Minister of Labour and National Insurance during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)

Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office announced  that Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, had advised His Excellency the Governor-General to complete the formation of the new cabinet. This second and final group of ministers were sworn in at Government House on May 11th, 2012.  This follows eight cabinet ministers who were sworn in on May 10th, and the Deputy Prime Minister who was sworn in on May 9th.

Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Hon. V. Alfred Gray – Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government

Hon. Shane Gibson – Minister of Labour and National Insurance

Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin – Minister of Transport and Aviation

Hon. Melanie Griffin – Minister of Social Services

Hon. Dr. Michael Darville – Minister for Grand Bahama

Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez – Minister of Health

Hon. Kendred Dorsett - Minister of Environment and Housing

Hon. Daniel Johnson - Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture

Hon. Hope Strachan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport & Aviation

Hon. Khaalis Rolle - Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister

In announcing the final group of ministers, Prime Minister Christie said that under ordinary circumstances he would have gone with a smaller cabinet but that the extraordinary challenges facing the country today demanded that he assemble a cabinet that would be able to simultaneously tackle these challenges on a broadest possible front. Accordingly, the cabinet in its totality is approximately the same size as the cabinet that was announced by the former Prime Minister following the 2007 General Election.

The Prime Minister also indicated that he would be making mid-term ministerial adjustments with a view to bringing into the cabinet some of the government backbenchers not included in the first round of selections.  The Prime Minister advised that this was particularly important having regard to his commitment to ensure the promotion of ‘new generation’ candidates to a dominant position in his government during the course of the present term.

The Prime Minister also announced that Mr. Anthony Moss, the Member–Elect for Exuma has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources and  Mrs. Cleola Hamilton, the Member of Parliament-elect for South Beach has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, and Renward Wells, the MP-elect for Bamboo Town, have been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development.  Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. Moss and Mr. Wells will be sworn in at a separate ceremony at Government House on Monday.

The Prime Minister also announced that at the opening of the new Parliament on the 23rd May the Government would move for the election of Dr. Kendal Major, the member-elect for the Garden Hills constituency as the next Speaker of the Hon. House of Assembly; and for the election of Deon Smith, the member-elect for the Nassau Village constituency, as Deputy Speaker.

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The Honourable Daniel Johnson sworn in as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin sworn in as Minister of Transport and Aviation during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Hope Strachan sworn in as Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Aviation during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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Nassau, Bahamas - The Honourable Frederick Mitchell sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Alfred Gray sworn in as Minister of Agriculture Marine and Local Government during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Michael Darville sworn in as Minister for Grand Bahama during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Perry Gomez sworn in as Minister of Health during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Khaalis Rolle sworn in as Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Melanie Griffin sworn in as Minister of Social Services during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)



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The Honourable Kendred Dorsett sworn in as Minister of the Environment and Housing during an Appointment Ceremony of Cabinet Ministers at Government House on Friday, May 11, 2012. (BIS photo Letisha Henderson)














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