Reassignment, revocation and appointment of Ministers

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 3(9), 76(3) and 79(1) and 82(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley yesterday (August 05, 2018) advised Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to:

1. revoke the appointment of Mr. Maxie Cuffie as Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration and appoint him as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration;

2. revoke the Prime Minister’s assignment as Minister of Housing and Urban Development;

3. revoke the appointment of Major General (Retired) Edmund Dillon as Minister of National Security and appoint Major General (Retired) Dillon as Minister of Housing and Urban Development; and

4. revoke the appointment of Mr. Stuart Young as Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and appoint Mr. Young as Minister of National Security, in addition to his responsibilities as Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also advised the President that the Minister of Public Administration, Ms. Marlene Mc Donald resumed her duties on Thursday August 02, 2018.

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart Young said, "this opportunity to serve as Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister is a privilege based on the Prime Minister’s wisdom and calling.  I commit to continue to give my best to and for the country. I wish to thank the Prime Minister and the Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago for the continued opportunity to serve and I look forward to the new challenges ahead."

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