Discussion: The next General Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is expected before the 2020 Christmas Nine-Mornings celebrations.
Depending on who wins the next general elections, here’s what the ministerial portfolios could look like.
These conclusions are premised on current ministerial portfolios put in place by the incumbent Unity Labour Party Government, and the Shadow Minister portfolios of the opposition New Democratic Party, posted on their website
The perceived strengths of candidates and their professional qualifications and experiences also contribute to these conclusions.
IF THE ULP RETURNS TO POWER WITH 8 TO 11 SEATS:
Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Grenadines Affairs, and Legal Affairs – Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Sustainable Development, Information Technology, and Labour – Camillo Gonsalves
Senior Cabinet Minister and Minister of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands and Surveys and Physical Planning – Montgomery Daniel
Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment – Luke Brown, or Orando Brewster
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Commerce, Consumer Affairs, and Labour – Orando Brewster, or Luke Brown
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Rural Transformation – Saboto Caesar (may even be given Foreign Affairs), while James takes Agriculture
Minister of National Mobilization, Social Development, The Family, Persons with Disabilities and Youth – Frederick Stepenson
Minister of Education, National Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs, and Information – St. Clair Jimmy Prince (Deborah Charles could be a Junior Minister in this Ministry).
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Urban Development – Curtis King
Minister of Transport, Works, Local Government and Postal Services – Julian Francis / Carlos James
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, The Family, Persons with Disabilities and Youth – Frederick Stephenson – Mineva Glasgow
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance – Dominic Sutherland
Attorney General: Jaundy Martin
IF THE NDP WINS 8 TO 11 SEATS:
Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Foreign, Diaspora and Legal Affairs, Citizenship, and Electoral Matters – Dr. Godwin Friday
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, National Security, Trade, Industry and Commerce, Private Sector Facilitation, Disaster Management and Labour – St. Clair Leacock
Senior Member in Cabinet and Minister of Education, Health and Grenadines Affairs – Terrance Olliveierre
Minister of Transport & Works, Energy, Water, and Housing – Daniel Cummings
Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries, Lands and Surveys, Physical Planning and Environment – Roland Mathews
Minister of Community Development, Local Government, Youth, and Sports – Nigel Stephenson
Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Information – Benjamin Exeter or Fitz-Gerald Bramble
Minister of Gender Affairs and Ecclesiastical Affairs – Lavern Gibson-Velox
Minister of Social Development – Israel Bruce
Junior Minister of Finance, National Security, Trade, Industry and Commerce, Private Sector Facilitation, Disaster Management and Labour – Fitzgerald Bramble
Minister of Legal Affairs / Attorney General – Kay Bacchus-Baptiste
What would your list look like?
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