Allyson West is new Public Administration Minister

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    The new Public Administration Minister will now be Ms Allyson West.

    This was confirmed by Communications Minister Donna Cox today, two days after the swearing in of Garvin Simonette was cancelled when it was revealed that he was charged for a DUI offence in the US in 2004.

    He was supposed to replace Marlene Mc Donald whose appointment was revoked after she was charged for various offences including money laundering and misbehavior in public office.

    She is currently on $2 million bail and due in court on September 9th.

    According to the media release, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has advised acting President Christine Kangaloo to:

    i. revoke the:

    a) appointment of Garvin Simonette as Senator

    ii. assign Allyson West as Minister of Public Administration, in addition to her responsibilities as Minister in the Ministry of Finance

    iii. appoint

    a) Foster Cummings as Senator and
    b) Adrian Leonce as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Utilities