Rowley reshuffles Cabinet …”DARRYL FIRED FROM SPORT”

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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has fired Darryl Smith as the Minister of Sport. But Smith did not leave the Government. He got downgraded to become the Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Smith’s demotion comes in the wake of public outrage over sexual harassment allegations and the settlement of a $150,000 wrongful dismissal suit with a fired personal secretary.

Rowley has returned as the Minister of Housing in addition to his duties of Prime Minister.

Maxie Cuffie, who has been ill since November 2017, has been downgraded to junior Minister of Public Administration and Communications. Marlene Mc Donald got bumped up to the substantive post of Minister of Public Administration and Communications.

The following is what occurred on Monday:

Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley today (April 09, 2018) advised Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago of the following in accordance with Sections 3(9) and 76(3) and 79(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago:

(i) reassign Mr. Darryl Smith as Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development;

(ii) reassign Ms. Shamfa Cudjoe as Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs;

(iii) reassign Mr. Randall Mitchell as Minister of Tourism;

(iv) revoke the appointment of Mr. Maxie Cuffie as Minister of Public Administration and Communications and reassign Mr. Cuffie as Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications;

(v) appoint Ms. Marlene Mc Donald as Minister of Public Administration and Communications; and

(vi) revoke the Prime Minister’s assignment as Minister with responsibility for Public Administration and Communications, and in addition to his present duties as Prime Minister, appoint him as Minister of Housing and Urban Development.

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DARRYL SMITH

 
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RANDALL MITCHELL
 
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SHAMFA CUDJOE
 
 
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MARLENE MC DONALD

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