|Barbados PM Freundel Jerome Stuart takes the oath of office Friday|
Photo from BARBADOS TODAY Inc.
|Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave looks on as Prime Minister Freundel Stuart takes the Oath of Office|
(The Barbados Advocate photo)
Stuart has kept faith in St. Philip South parliamentary representative, Adriel Dermont Brathwaite, who will continue in the post of Attorney General. Brathwaite faced stiff opposition from former MP Anthony Wood before finally coming out on top 3 514 to Wood’s 3 114.
In Stuart’s constituency of St. Michael South, he handily defeated Noel Lynch by a massive margin of 1 246 votes. Stuart received 2 705 votes while Lynch received 1 459 votes.
Three ministers in the previous Cabinet, Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, George Hutson and Patrick Todd, lost their seats in Thursday’s election. This could mean changes to the composition of Stuart’s new Cabinet, which he is expected to reveal next week. (Reproduced from the BARBADOS ADVOCATE)