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JAMAICA | PM Announces Gov't Senators, State Ministers sworn in

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Featured Ministers of State Sworn in at Kings House today. Ministers of State Sworn in at Kings House today.
KINGSTON, September 14, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has selected the full slate of thirteen persons to be appointed to the Upper House of Parliament on the Government side.
The 21-Member Senate is comprised of 13 Government Senators and 8 Opposition Senators.

Four of the Senators have already been sworn in. Three as Cabinet Ministers and one as Minister of State.

The following is the complete list of Government Senators.
  1. Senator the Hon. Kamina Elizabeth Johnson Smith
  2. Senator the Hon. Matthew Peter Samuda
  3. Senator the Hon. Aubyn Rochester Hill
  4. Senator the Hon. Leslie Roy Campbell
  5. Senator the Hon. Thomas George Lewis Tavares-Finson, OJ, QC, JP
  6. Senator Kavan Anthony Gayle
  7. Senator Ransford Braham, QC
  8. Senator Charles Anthony Sinclair
  9. Senator Donald George Wehby
  10. Senator Mayor Cllr Delroy Hugh Williams
  11. Senator Dr. Saphire Indera Longmore
  12. Senator Natalie Simone Terry-Ann Campbell Rodriques
  13. Senator Sherene Samantha Golding Campbell
The 21-Member Senate and 63-Members of the House of Representatives will be sworn in tomorrow in a ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre which is being used to facilitate proper physical distancing in light of the COVID19 pandemic.

In the meantime,  nine Ministers of State were sworn in today at King’s House by His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General. Following the swearing in Prime Minister Andrew Holness encouraged  the Ministers of State to be advocates of policy and public affairs.

Prime Minister Holness says their responsibility is to support their Cabinet Ministers in explaining to the public policy decisions that have been tabled.  According to Holness, there are areas within every policy that need, advocacy and a clear breakdown to every citizen. 

Holness said the new junior ministers represent a good mix of youth and experience. 

“You have great room and you also have great responsibility. Work along with your Ministers,  and support them; there is a saying that “if you want to be a General in the Army, you have to start off by being a good Private and I believe that is a word to the wise,” Holness noted.

Those appointed are: 

1. The Honourable Marsha Smith – State Minister, Finance and Public Service

2. Senator the Honourable Leslie Campbell – State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

3. The Honourable Juliet Cuthbert Flynn – State Minister, Health and Wellness

4. The Honourable Homer Davis – State Minister, Local Government and Rural Development

5. The Honourable Alando Terrelonge – State Minister, Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport

6. The Honourable J. C. Hutchinson –  State Minister, Transport and Mining

7. The Honourable, Robert Morgan – State Minister, Education, Youth and Information

8. The Honourable, Zavia Mayne – State Minister, Labour and Social Security

9. The Honourable, Dr. Norman Dunn - State Minister, Industry, Investment and Commerce



  • Countries: Jamaica