Cabinet Shuffle: Too Little, Too Late
Much waited changes turn out to be little more than an excuse to reward crony BJ Nottage for his party-switching antics. Prime Minister Perry Christie last evening announced several adjustments to his cabinet in addition to giving a ministerial position to Senator BJ Nottage. Dr Nottage, the former leader of the Coalition for Democratic Reform, rejoined the Progressive Liberal Party at the PLP convention last year. He will now replace Senator Dr Marcus Bethel as Minister of Health with the added responsibility of National Insurance. "This is a position that really suits him. He has had a long and famous career in the difficult challenges that face the health care in our nation today," Mr. Christie said. The prime minister said that the portfolio of National Insurance and Health will also extend to National Health Insurance, and he also said that he government that is made is to said to introduce as soon as possible in a form that will make sure its is ” which my government is determined to introduce as soon as possible in a form that will ensure its lasting maintained. Dr Bethel-he now has responsibility for Energy and the Environment. Mr. Christie said this will include responsibility for BEC and relations with the petroleum industry. Dr Bethel also will be responsible for the development of a national energy policy incorporating traditional sources of energy and to renew energy alternatives as well. He will now be responsible for renewing downtown into a sophisticated location and apply our status as the tourism leader in the region. Part and parcel of this redevelopment will be the relocation of our commercial port to the southwestern end of the island," the prime minister also said. Neville Wisdom- Instead of only Youth and Sports Neville Wisdom will now be providing affordable housing prices to the Bahamians.Mr Wisdom has brought a great deal of energy and imagination duties as Youth and Sports Minister. Mr. Christie...
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