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New Turks and Caicos cabinet sworn-in
Published on December 22, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Governor Dr John Freeman (2L) with Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson (2R), along with other members of the newly appointed Cabinet

By Caribbean News Now contributor

GRAND TURK, TCI -- On Tuesday morning, governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Dr John Freeman, held a ceremony to swear-in the newly elected premier, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, and other members of the Cabinet appointed following the general elections held on December15.

The governor congratulated the new premier on her election victory and said that he looked forward to working closely with her and her government in the period ahead.

On Tuesday afternoon, Freeman also signed the appointment instrument of the new leader of the opposition, Washington Misick.

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Governor Dr John Freeman (L) with Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson
The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) won ten out of 15 electoral seats and the new ministerial appointments are as follows:

• Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson – Premier and Minister of Finance, Trade and Investment

• Sean R. Astwood – Deputy Premier and Minister of Immigration and Border Control and Employment

• Vaden D. Williams – Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication

• McMillin Goldray Ewing – Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning

• Josephine Connolly – Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Library Services

• Edwin Astwood – Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services

• Ralph Higgs – Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture

The PDM has committed to a periodic rotation of ministerial positions.

Dwayne Taylor has been selected to become speaker of the House of Assembly when it reconvenes, and Karen Malcolm will serve as deputy speaker

Other elected members, Derek Taylor will work out of the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk and Douglas Parnell will work of out of the Premier’s Office in Providenciales and will spearhead negotiations on constitutional change, UK relations, business development and inward investment.
 
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