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Nov 5, 2015

Barrow Will Select His Cabinet This Weekend

Dean Barrow

Barrow says that all U.D.P. candidates who were not successful at the polls have messaged him claiming that they are not disheartened and will remain as caretakers in their respective division. Election results are still pending for Stann Creek West where the U.D.P. candidate, Walter Garbutt has requested a recount after losing by only eight votes. So speaking about the nineteen who have officially been declared winners, Barrow outlined his plans where the formation of the Cabinet is concerned.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Only twelve of the nineteen can become full ministers. There are returning Ministers…there are people with a huge degree of seniority. All that will have to be taken into account. We do want to encourage and reward the newcomers that have done so splendidly…that have done so well, but only twelve persons can become full ministers. You will need to begin to wrap your heads around that from now, and to understand what that means in terms of the practicality of things. We will of course try to ensure that some of the Ministries will be subject to a sort of natural division where the Minister of State can actually for day to day purposes be in charge of one-half of the Ministry in which he or she is a Minister of State, but according to the Constitution ultimately it is the appointed Minister who retains the overall responsibility.”

 

Barrow has confirmed that while only twelve of the nineteen successful candidates can be Ministers, he will appoint the others Ministers of State.

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