Young is National Security minister
Another shake-up in the Cabinet of Dr Keith Rowley-led lands Stuart Young the job as the country’s new minister of National Security, while his predecessor Brigadier (Retired) Edmund Dillion takes over as minister of Housing and Urban Development.
In accordance with the provisions of Sections 3(9), 76(3) and 79(1) and 82(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister on Sunday advised Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago of the changes and consequent appointments.
According to media release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Dr Rowley advised President Weekes to revoke Young’s appointment as Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and appoint him as Minister of National Security, in addition to his responsibilities as Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister.
But in order for Dillon to take up his new portfolio, Dr Rowley’s appointment as Minister of Housing and Urban Development had to be rescinded.
Meanwhile, Maxie Cuffie will return to work as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration and not Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration as announced in a previous adjustment of porfolios.
Previously, Cuffie held the portfolio as Minister of Public Administration and Communication before suffering a medical relapse.
Dr Rowley also advised the President that Public Administration minister Marlene Mc Donald resumed her duties on last Thursday.