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PM tells Cabinet don’t fall asleep at wheel

Same size – but with sig­nif­i­cant changes.

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The new Dr Kei­th Row­ley Cab­i­net re­tains most of the pre­vi­ous fa­mil­iar faces in front­line port­fo­lios – but with the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry in the hands of two moth­ers and the re­turn of for­mer Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral MP Dr Amery Browne as For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter.

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And Prime Min­is­ter Row­ley yes­ter­day pre­sent­ed his new team to T&T with a pub­lic no­tice, “We’re start­ing on a 60-month jour­ney, as it can be count­ed in months and no one will be al­lowed to fall asleep as con­duct and per­for­mance will be re­viewed on an on­go­ing ba­sis.”

Row­ley gave the as­sur­ance at yes­ter­day’s swear­ing-in of the new Gov­ern­ment team at Pres­i­dent’s House, St Ann’s, where he took the oath of of­fice at 4.06 pm. It was the first func­tion at the re­done Pres­i­dent’s House since 2007.

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The func­tion fol­lowed re­cent an­nounce­ment of the fi­nal re­sults of last Mon­day’s Gen­er­al Elec­tion. There­after, Pres­i­dent Paula-Mae Weekes im­me­di­ate­ly is­sued let­ters to Row­ley and UNC leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar, en­quir­ing of their will­ing­ness to be ap­point­ed Prime Min­is­ter and Op­po­si­tion Leader re­spec­tive­ly.

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Per­sad-Bisses­sar, in a state­ment on Tues­day, sig­nalled will­ing­ness to do so but was ab­sent at yes­ter­day’s func­tion al­though in­vit­ed. She will be sworn in as Op­po­si­tion Leader at a sep­a­rate func­tion

Min­is­ters took their oath of of­fice amid strict so­cial dis­tanc­ing mea­sures yes­ter­day

Row­ley, dressed in a three-piece suit with red tie, pock­et ker­chief and mask, told the gath­er­ing his Cab­i­net size re­mains the same as be­fore – 22 mem­bers. He said the changes are not earth-shat­ter­ing but are sig­nif­i­cant

Tak­ing the oath of of­fice as At­tor­ney Gen­er­al im­me­di­ate­ly af­ter Row­ley was PNM San Fer­nan­do West MP Faris Al-Rawi

Same size – but with sig­nif­i­cant changes.

irel isabel lanz lanza

The new Dr Kei­th Row­ley Cab­i­net re­tains most of the pre­vi­ous fa­mil­iar faces in front­line port­fo­lios – but with the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry in the hands of two moth­ers and the re­turn of for­mer Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral MP Dr Amery Browne as For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter.

irel isabel lanz

And Prime Min­is­ter Row­ley yes­ter­day pre­sent­ed his new team to T&T with a pub­lic no­tice, “We’re start­ing on a 60-month jour­ney, as it can be count­ed in months and no one will be al­lowed to fall asleep as con­duct and per­for­mance will be re­viewed on an on­go­ing ba­sis.”

Row­ley gave the as­sur­ance at yes­ter­day’s swear­ing-in of the new Gov­ern­ment team at Pres­i­dent’s House, St Ann’s, where he took the oath of of­fice at 4.06 pm. It was the first func­tion at the re­done Pres­i­dent’s House since 2007.

irel lanz lanza

The func­tion fol­lowed re­cent an­nounce­ment of the fi­nal re­sults of last Mon­day’s Gen­er­al Elec­tion. There­after, Pres­i­dent Paula-Mae Weekes im­me­di­ate­ly is­sued let­ters to Row­ley and UNC leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar, en­quir­ing of their will­ing­ness to be ap­point­ed Prime Min­is­ter and Op­po­si­tion Leader re­spec­tive­ly.

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Per­sad-Bisses­sar, in a state­ment on Tues­day, sig­nalled will­ing­ness to do so but was ab­sent at yes­ter­day’s func­tion al­though in­vit­ed. She will be sworn in as Op­po­si­tion Leader at a sep­a­rate func­tion

Min­is­ters took their oath of of­fice amid strict so­cial dis­tanc­ing mea­sures yes­ter­day

Row­ley, dressed in a three-piece suit with red tie, pock­et ker­chief and mask, told the gath­er­ing his Cab­i­net size re­mains the same as be­fore – 22 mem­bers. He said the changes are not earth-shat­ter­ing but are sig­nif­i­cant

Tak­ing the oath of of­fice as At­tor­ney Gen­er­al im­me­di­ate­ly af­ter Row­ley was PNM San Fer­nan­do West MP Faris Al-Rawi.

It will be the sec­ond term of of­fice for Al-Rawi, as well as 16 oth­er Cab­i­net mem­bers – in­clud­ing Min­is­ters Colm Im­bert, Ter­rence Deyals­ingh, Stu­art Young, Camille Robin­son-Reg­is, Sham­fa Cud­joe, Ran­dall Mitchell, Fitzger­ald Hinds and Ro­han Sinanan. Ten of them – from Im­bert to Young – re­tained port­fo­lios they held in the last term