Thursday, January 24, 2013

PM accepts invitation to attend inauguration of new THA

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has accepted the invitation of the Tobago House of Assembly to witness the Inauguration Ceremony of the Tobago House of Assembly members for the period 2013-2017. 

This will take place on Thursday 24th January, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Tobago House of Assembly Chamber, Jerningham Street, Scarborough, Tobago. 

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Dr. Delmon Baker, Minister of Tobago Development.

The oath of office will be administered by President George Maxwell Richards.

The Express newspaper reported Thursday that Hilton Sandy would not be returning to the THA as Deputy Chief Secretary because the People's National Movement (PNM) wants to show that it disapproves of the racist statement Sandy made during the campaign.

The paper speculated that it is because the party wants to show that it is sensitive to the diverse composition of the society because it fears that the infamous "calcutta ship" statement may hurt the PNM is this year's local government election.

The paper quoted unnamed sources say saying the partty would hand the Deputy position to Claudia Groome-Duke, one of the two women in the THA.

And the Guardian newspaper has published what it says is the portfolios for the new THA:
Chief Secretary: Orville London

Division of Tourism and Transportation
• Secretary: Tracy Davidson-Celestine
• Assistant Secretary: Handel Beckles
Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
• Secretary: Gary Melville
• Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Youth Affairs and Sports: Deon Isaac:
Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment
• Secretary: Godwin Adams
• Assistant Secretary: Hayden Spencer
Community Development and Culture
• Secretary: Dr Denise Tsoi-a-Fatt–Angus
• Assistant Secretary: Ancil Dennis
Finance and Enterprise Development
• Secretary: Joel Jack
Health and Social Services
• Secretary: Claudia Groome-Duke:
• Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Social Services: Sheldon Cunningham:
Settlements and Labour
• Secretary: Huey Cadette
Infrastructure and Public Utilities
• Secretary: Hilton Sandy
• Assistant Secretary: Jomo Pitt

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