By ELCOTT COLEBY
Bahamas Information Services
Nassau, The Bahamas (BIS) May 15th, 2017 – As Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis continued the process of assembling his cabinet, sixteen substantive and state ministers were sworn in at Government House on the evening of Monday, 15th May 2017, by Her Excellency Dame Maguerite Pindling, Governor General.
Prime Minister Minnis was sworn in as Prime Minister without ministerial portfolio on Thursday, 11th May and Ministers Turnquest and Bethel were sworn in on Friday, 12th May.
Listed below are the ministers and their portfolios in the order of their cabinet seniority:
K. Peter Turnquest, DPM and Minister of Finance
Carl W. Bethel, Q.C., Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Theodore Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration
Desmond Thomas Bannister, Minister of Works
Renward Ricardo Wells, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources
Dr. Duane Ernest Sands, Minister of Health
Marvin Hanlon Dames, Minister of National Security
Lanisha Tamar Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development
Frankie Alfred Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government
Jeffrey Leonard Lloyd, Minister of Education
Romauld Sotario Ferreira, Minister of Environment and Housing
Dion Alexander Foulkes, Minister of Labour
Darren Allen Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Michael Cliston Pintard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
Dionisio James D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism, Aviation and Bahamasair
Brensil Dennis Rolle, Minister of State for Public Service and National Insurance, Office of the Prime Minister
James Kwasi Malik Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Office of the Prime Minister
Ellsworth Nathaniel Johnson, Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs
Prime Minister Minnis said that Mr. Bannister, who was out of the country, would be sworn in at a later date.