Holness confirms Cabinet changes

Holness confirms Cabinet changes

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning confirmed that changes are to be made to the Cabinet following the resignation of Dr Andrew Wheatley as science and technology minister two weeks ago.

Holness, who was speaking at his quarterly media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, did not indicate who would take over the Ministry of Science and Technology, but said he will take time to ensure that policies regarding the portfolios are being adhered to.

“There will be some realignment, some changes obviously, and I have already started consultation on that just to make sure those changes, in correcting one problem, I don't create another problem,” he said.

Meanwhile, the prime minister said he will continue to oversee the energy portfolio which was once headed by Wheatley.

Holness had moved the portfolio to the Office of the Prime Minister following the resignation of the three Jamaicans on the Petrojam board and two senior managers over allegations of corruption and mismanagement at oil refinery.

However, Wheatley resigned from the Cabinet on July 30, bowing to intense pressure from the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), which insisted that Holness boot him from the Executive over his handling of the energy portfolio.

Holness also spoke about the appointment of new board members at the press briefing this morning.

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