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Jun 28, 2022

Three Weeks without Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister John Briceño

Cabinet has not met for the past three weeks, and it is not expected that they will meet until Prime Minister Briceño returns to the country. So, did the P.M. leave Acting Prime Minister Cordel Hyde with instructions to not call any cabinet meetings in his absence?  P.M. Briceño says that that is not the case. According to the prime minister, while the need to hold a cabinet meeting in his absence has not arisen, Acting P.M. Hyde can call a Cabinet meeting at anytime.


Prime Minister John Briceño

“If the acting Prime Minister feels the need to have a Cabinet meeting, he knows he can have a Cabinet meeting. So far, he has not said anything to me as to whether or not he believes there should be a meeting at this moment. Before I left, we worked from about nine to five o’clock trying to clear out all the issues that we had in front of us. So, that is a decision for the acting Prime Minister. But, maybe what is important and what we are overlooking, do you remember how many Cabinet meetings took place in the past thirteen years of the U.D.P., without ten Prime minister Barrow? One , one meeting in thirteen years. And, I have been reliably informed that when that happened half of the then Cabinet did not show up in protest of the then Acting Prime Minister. Here I am now one year and a half and you are trying to make an issue that there are no Cabinet meetings because I am not in the country.”

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