PNP Shadow Cabinet: Hanna out, Campbell in, Burchell new Info Minister
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Mark Golding has announced a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle that he says is aimed at “showcasing the diverse talent and extensive skill set present within the party.”
“The new Shadow Cabinet combines new faces in frontline politics alongside seasoned politicians – all ready to offer solutions to Jamaica’s longstanding challenges,” a release on Saturday read.
Nekeisha Burchell, the aspiring member of parliament for St James Southern has been named the opposition spokesperson on Information and Public Communication.
Lisa Hanna, who had indicated that she would be stepping away from representational politics, who had also served as opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs and foreign trade, is not named in the new cabinet reshuffle.
Golding said each shadow minister will be supported by a team, including deputies, to be named at a later date, and their Junior Shadow Cabinet counterparts.
Former cricketer Wavell Hinds, who was named the party’s deputy general secretary in July 2023, is expected to take over the Labour and Sports ministries, while Dr Angela Brown-Burke is expected to take over as the Shadow Minister for Foreign and Regional Affairs.
Dayton Campbell is the new opposition spokesperson on Agriculture and Land.
The complete reshuffled cabinet is as follows:
SHADOW CABINET 2024
Portfolio (in thematic groupings) Shadow Minister, Leader of the Opposition & Defence – Mark Golding MP
Transparent & Accountable Governance
Foreign & Regional Affairs – Dr Angela Brown-Burke MP
Justice Senator- Donna Scott-Mottley
Local Government & Participatory Democracy – Natalie Neita-Garvey MP
Information & Public Communication – Nekeisha Burchell
Shadow Minister without Portfolio with special responsibility for affairs concerning Portmore – Fitz Jackson
Sustainable Economic Development
Finance & the Public Service – Julian Robinson
Agriculture & Rural Development – Dr Dayton Campbell
Investment, Trade & Global Logistics – Anthony Hylton
Science, Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Dr Andre Haughton
Tourism & Linkages Senator – Janice Allen
Culture & Creative Industries – Dr Deborah Hickling
Labour & Sports – Wavell Hinds
Environment & Ecological Heritage – Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns
Social Cohesion & Empowerment
Citizen Security & Productivity – Senator Peter Bunting
Education & Community Development – Senator Damion Crawford
Health & Wellness – Dr Alfred Dawes
Social Transformation & Social Protection – Patricia Sutherland
Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities & Inclusion – Denise Daley
Youth & Civic Engagement – Senator Gabriela Morris
Infrastructure & Human Amenities
Energy & Climate Change – Phillip Paulwell MP
Water – Ian Hayles
Roads & Works – Richard Azan
Transport & Mining – Mikael Phillips MP
Land – Lothan Cousins MP
Housing & Sustainable Living – Senator Dr Floyd Morris