Training seminars for Cabinet members
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will lead her Cabinet to Tobago next week during which Government members are scheduled to undergo training seminars.
This will be the sixth Cabinet meeting the Prime Minister has held in Tobago since assuming office in May 2010.
Leader of Government Business Dr Roodal Moonilal confirmed this to the Express yesterday, saying that the weekly Cabinet meeting will take place in Tobago next Thursday while on Friday there will be a Cabinet seminar and on Saturday a Parliamentary seminar.
Moonilal said this will be to the benefit of the new members of Cabinet and to "update ourselves on the progress on several sectoral areas".
On June 22, Persad-Bissessar announced major changes to her Cabinet which included the appointments of banker Larry Howai as the new Finance Minister, former San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray as the new Minister of Gender, Child and Youth Affairs (replacing Verna St Rose-Greaves), former chief executive of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Ganga Singh to head the newly created Ministry of Water Resources and Environment as well as Jamal Mohammed as the new Minister of Information among others.
Various portfolios of other Cabinet Ministers were switched around with the major change the appointment of former Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner to head National Security.
Moonilal told the Express that all new ministers were coming along well and a lot of work was taking place.