Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves will head a new Cabinet from tomorrow when a special swearing-in ceremony takes place at Heritage Square, Kingstown at 4:30 pm.
The general public has been invited to take part in the public event to hear the ministerial appointments following last Thursday’s general elections.
The Unity Labour Party won 9 of the 15 seats that were contested. All eyes will be on the senatorial appointments which will give an early indication of the approach Prime Minister Gonsalves will take in the new term.
Senatorial appointments either bring professional expertise to the government at the executive level or as most often the case in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, provide an opportunity for future candidates to pivot from a national platform.
However, eyes will also be on Carlos James and Dr Orando Brewster who were the bright sparks of the ULP victory. Speculation is rife that James will be rewarded with the important Ministry of Transport and Works.
While Dr Brewster possesses a medical degree, he is not expected to be burdened with the controversial Health ministry which may require a more experienced ‘hand’.
Some persons believe that the former Minister of Health Luke Browne who failed to win the East Kingstown constituency, himself a very young man, was out of his depth in that ministry which negatively affected his chances at the polls.