Nine new Cabinet ministers sworn-in

Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis today introduced the first set of new Cabinet ministers with portfolios covering the Attorney General, Foreign Affairs, Education, Works and Public Utilities, Health and Wellness, Government Affairs, Agriculture, National Security and Legal Affairs.

The nine ministers were sworn-in on Monday 20 September 2021 by Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during ceremonies held at the Baha Mar Convention Center.  

“They are the initial members of a Cabinet which will reflect the breadth and depth of the competencies and characteristics of our team: experience combined with innovation; expertise combined with a willingness to see things anew; integrity and a strong sense of purpose,” said Prime Minister Davis.

“They are receiving these appointments because of their determination to get things done.”

Among the new Ministers sworn-in on Monday were:

• Senator the Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, Attorney General;

• Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service;

• Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education, and Technical and Vocational Training;

• Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities;

• Dr. Hon. Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness;

• Senator the Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Government Affairs and Leader of Government Business in the Senate;

• Hon. Clay Sweeting, Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs;

• Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security; and

• Hon. Jomo Campbell, Minister of State for Legal Affairs.

“I am confident that these first-appointed members of our Cabinet team are ready to deliver on the promise of a New Day for our Bahamas,” said the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Davis pledged to move with urgency to address the economic and health crises that are faced by The Bahamas.

Many thousands of Bahamians are out of work, people are losing too many loved ones to the COVID-19 virus and Bahamian schoolchildren are falling behind, said Prime Minister Davis.

“I want to be clear: we are not here to tinker at the edges of these problems,” said the Prime Minister.

“We are here to meet them head on.”

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