Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley has removed Stuart Young as National Security Minister in a minor Cabinet re-shuffle announced on Monday.
Young will now take over the portfolio of Minister of energy and Energy industries, replacing Franklin Khan who died last Saturday of an apparent heart-related problem.
No official statement regarding the cause of death has been issued, but Khan is known to have been suffering from heart-related problems over the years.
The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said that Prime Minister Rowley, who is in isolation as a result of having contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19), had advised President Paula-Mae Weekes of the changes to be made in the Cabinet.
It said that in addition, Young will also perform the duties as Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Young will be replaced as National Security Minister by Fitzgerald Hinds, the Minister Youth Development and National Service, while the Minister in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Foster Cummings, has been appointed Minister of Youth Development and National Service.