Six ministers and five ministers of state were sworn in today by the Governor-General as part of the new Cabinet of The Bahamas led by Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis.
The new ministries announced are comprised of Social Services and Urban Development; Labour and Immigration; Environment and Natural Resources; Transport and Housing; and Grand Bahama.
During the swearing-in ceremonies held on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at the Baha Mar Convention Centre, Prime Minister Davis said all hands on deck are needed to address the pressing challenges now faced by the country.
“I am proud that some of the best of those hands are part of our parliamentary team who can bring expertise, experience and industry to the task at hand,” said the Prime Minister.
Ministers appointed include:
• Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development and Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly;
• Hon. Keith Bell, Minister of Labour and Immigration;
• Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources;
• Hon. Jobeth Coleby-Davis, Minister of Transport and Housing; and
• Hon. Ginger Moxey, Minister for Grand Bahama.
Ministers of State include:
• Hon. Basil McIntosh, Minister of State for the Environment;
• Hon. Myles Laroda, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister;
• Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle, Minister of State for the Public Service;
• Hon. Lisa Rahming, Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development; and
• Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State for Education.
The new ministers of state, said the Prime Minister, will support the urgent and important work to be carried out by the new administration.
Prime Minister Davis said that while each title and role carry specific responsibilities, government agencies must work together to achieve the best results.
“Because government is organized by ministerial portfolios it is easy to forget the jobs that we do are intertwined,” said the Prime Minister.
“The many arms of government must work together.”