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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has advised President Paul-Mae Weekes to make changes to the Senate and the Cabinet. Among the changes is the removal of Faris Al Rawi as Attorney General and the appointment of Reginald Armour in his place.

The following is the Prime Minister’s full statement:

Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley, has advised Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 3(9), 40(2)(a), 76(3) and 79(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, make the following changes with effect from today (Wednesday 16 March, 2022):

SENATE
A. Revoke the appointments of
a) Clarence Rambharat (Resigned)
b) Yokymma Bethelmy

B. Appoint
a) Reginald Armour
b) Laurence Hislop

C. CABINET

Revoke the appointment of

a) Faris Al Rawi as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
b) Clarence Rambharat as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
c) Pennelope Beckles as Minister of Housing and Urban Development
d) Camille Robinson-Regis as Minister of Planning and Development
e) Kazim Hosein as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development

D. APPOINT
a) Reginald Armour as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
b) Faris Al-Rawi as Minister of Local Government and Rural Development
c) Camille Robinson-Regis as Minister of Housing and Urban Development
d) Pennelope Beckles as Minister of Planning and Development
e) Kazim Hosein as Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries

E. Other
a) Appoint Nigel de Freitas as Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries with responsibility for Lands.

Please note the following changes will be made in the Senate:
Senator Nigel de Freitas has resigned as Deputy President of the Senate.
Senator Dr Muhammad Ibrahim will be appointed as Deputy President of the Senate.