St. Lucia PM reshuffles cabinet

Allen Chastanet

On Tuesday Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced a minor re-shuffle to his two and a half-year-old Cabinet saying the changes were necessary to ensure greater synergy, efficiency and improve responsiveness to the needs of St. Lucians.

He said effective November 1, Dominic Fedee who served as a Minister in the Office of Prime Minister, became the Minister of Tourism, Information, Broadcasting, with the additional portfolios of Culture and Creative Industries.

Former Culture and local Government Minister, Fortuna Belrose, has been demoted to the position of Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Information, Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries with responsibility for Culture and the Creative Industries.

Bradley Felix will now serve as the Minister for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, while Lenard Montoute, will take over the portfolio of Local Government, in addition to having responsibility for Equity, Social Justice, and Empowerment.

Prime Minister Chastanet said that Edmund Estephane, who served as the Minister in the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth, has now become the Minister for Youth Development and Sports.

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