The newest Vincentian Cabinet is to be sworn into office later today November 10. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, this country’s fourth Prime Minister since national independence, will present the team of functionaries who are expected to help deliver on his Unity Labour Party’s 2020 campaign agenda – lifting SVG higher.
The ceremony is set for 4:30 p.m. at Heritage Square according to a release from the Agency for Public Information. Asbert News Network was reliably informed that amongst the appointees to be sworn in as Senators are at least 2 newcomers to the political scene as well as at least 2 battled tested politicians.
Ashelle Morgan – a young female lawyer who lives in the East St George constituency is tipped to be the Deputy Speaker of the House, Rochard Ballah (also known as Supa Dawg Pitbull) – Radio Personality and Lecturer is expected to take up duties as Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. Ballah, who hails from South Windward is being eyed as the next viable candidate in place of the incumbent MP come 2025.
Longstanding Senator Julian Francis is widely anticipated to resume duties as the Ministry of Transport and Works Boss while former Health Minister Luke Browne, who again failed in this latest bid to secure his East Kingstown seat against the New Democratic Party’s Fitz Bramble, is also expected to be sworn in as a senator,the source told ANN
Dr. Minerva Glasgow former Deputy House Speaker and unsuccessful candidate for the South Leeward seat would preside over matters in the House of Assembly as she is set to succeed former Speaker Carlos James, sources say.
Following SVG’s 10th General Elections last Thursday, the Dr. Gonsalves-led Unity Labour Party administration was returned for an unprecedented fifth term with a 9-6 victory over the Dr. Godwin Friday-led NDP.
The elected Cabinet members include Carlos James, Saboto Caesar, Curtis King, Camillo Gonsalves, Dr. Orande Brewster, St. Clair Jimmy Prince, Deputy Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel and Augustus Stevenson.