His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor-General (3rd left) and The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister (3rd right) share lens with the newly appointed Members of Cabinet following the swearing-in ceremony at King’s House this afternoon (March 27, 2018). From left are Mr. Zavia Mayne – State Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Mr. Alando Terrelonge- State Minister, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Mrs. Faval Williams- Minister without Portfolio, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and Dr. Nigel Clarke- Minister of Finance and the Public Service.

 

His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen looks on as Mr. Zavia Mayne subscribes to the oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath on March 27, 2018.

 

His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen looks on as Mr. Alando Terrelonge takes in the Oath of Office as a State Minister at a swearing in ceremony at King’s House on March 27, 2018.

 

 

His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor-General and Mrs. Dionne Tracey-Daniel, Governor-General’s Secretary look on as Mrs. Faval Williams subscribes to the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office as a Cabinet Minister, at a swearing in ceremony held at King’s House on March 27, 2018.

 

His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen presents Dr. Nigel Clarke with his instrument of office as the Minister of Finance and Public Service at the swearing in ceremony at King’s House, on March 27, 2018.

A day after changes were announced to the Cabinet, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen on Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 27) presided over the swearing-in ceremony for new Ministers of Government at King’s House. 

In addressing the brief ceremony, the Governor-General stated that the newly appointed Minister were being called to serve in the government at a time when people are looking for transformational leadership to move the country forward.   

“By accepting the Prime Minister’s invitation you are indicating your willingness to commit yourselves to service for all Jamaicans and to assist with the realization of the policy and programme objectives of the government,” Sir Patrick Allen said.

He stressed the importance of collaboration and unity to the success of any group or organisation that provide leadership and urged the ministers to use their offices wisely and make the country proud. 

The swearing-in ceremony which was witnessed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and close family of the new Ministers, saw the appointment of Dr. Nigel Clarke as Minister of Finance and the Public Service and Faval Williams as Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. 

Mr. Alando Terrelong and Mr. Zavia Mayne have been appointed as State Ministers in the Ministries of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport as well as Labour and Social Security respectively.