The Government of Belize has just issued a release informing of significant changes in the Cabinet.
According to the release, in pursuing a request from Carla Barnett to be reassigned from her current position as Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources, the following changes are announced:
Hugo Patt is being appointed the new Minister of Natural Resources and as a result will relinquish his current portfolio of Labour, Local Government, Rural Development, Energy, Public Utilities, Public Service, and Elections and Boundaries.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow will now take over the Ministry of Labour, Local Government, Rural development, Energy, Public Utilities, Public Service and Elections and Boundaries.
Frank Mena will continue as Minister of State in that Ministry with de facto charge of Public Utilities, Energy, Public Service, and Elections and Boundaries.
Barnett will stay with Barrow in his expanded Ministry and will have particular responsibility for Labour, Local Government and Rural Development.
The new assignments will take effect on Monday, June 25, 2018.
All other current Cabinet portfolio allocations remain the same.