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A new Cabinet was appointed on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, following the re-election of the Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow’s administration last week. In total there are fifteen ministers; eleven whom are elected representatives and the other four being appointed through the senate. While the Prime Minister did reshuffle the cabinet some ministers did stay with their same portfolio. Minister Manuel Heredia Jr, stayed with his portfolio of Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as Minister Pablo Marin stayed with the Ministry of Health. The following is the new list of Ministers and their portfolios.

Portfolios:
*Rt. Hon Dean Oliver Barrow - Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development     
*Hon Gaspar Vega - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture
*Hon Erwin Raphael Contreras - Ministry of Trade Investment, Private Sector Development and Consumer Protection
*Hon Wilfred ‘Sedi” Elrington - Attorney General and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
* Hon John Saldivar - Ministry of National Security
* Hon Michael Finnegan - Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
* Hon. Rene Montero - Ministry of Works and Transport
*Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. - Ministry of Tourism and Culture
*Hon. Pablo Marin - Ministry of Health
*Anthony “Boots” Martinez - Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation
*Hon. Patrick Faber - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
*Hon. Senator Liselle Alamilla - Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, Sustainable Development and Indigenous People
*Hon. Senator Joy Grant - Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities
*Hon. Senator Godwin Hulse - Ministry of Labour, Local Government, Rural Development and NEMO
*Hon. Senator Charles Gibson - Ministry of Public Service and Elections and Boundaries

Ministers of State:
*Hon. Santiago Castillo - Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (with special emphasis on Economic Development)
*Hon. Hugo Patt - Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture (with special emphasis on Agriculture
*Hon. Elvin Penner - Ministry of State of in the Ministry of National Security (with special emphasis on Immigration and Border Protection & Immigration Department)
*Hon. Edmond Castro - Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Transport (with special emphasis on Transport)
*Hon. Mark King - Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation (with special emphasis on the Conscious Youth Development Program and the Gang Truce Program)
*Hon. Herman Longsworth - Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (with special emphasis on Youth and Sports)

The new Chief Executive Officers who will get to lead the newly organized ministries.

Sharman Hyde - CEO of Finance and Economic Development.
Beverly Castillo - CEO of Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Mike Singh -
CEO of Trade, Investment, Private Sector Development and Consumer protection.
Dr. Wendel Parham - CEO of Forestry, Fisheries, Sustainable Development & Indigenous People.
Dr. Colin Young - CEO of Energy, Science and Technology and Public Utilities.
Alexis Rosado - CEO of foreign affairs.
Col. George Lovell - CEO of the newly reconstituted National Security.
Lawrence Sylvester - CEO of Housing and Urban Development.
Carlston Goff - CEO for Works and Transport.
Lindsay Garbutt - CEO for Tourism and Culture.
Dr. Peter Allen - CEO for Health.
Candy Saldivar is Godwin Hulse's CEO in Labor, Local Government and NEMO
Marion McNab - CEO for Public Service and Elections and Boundaries.
Judith Alpuche - CEO for Human Development.
David Leacock - CEO for Education and Youth.

The Speaker of the House will be attorney Mike Peyrefitte, The President of the Senate will be former UDP Orange Walk South Standard Bearer, Mark Pech and the Cabinet Secretary will be Carlos Perdomo. The leader of Government Business in the Senate will be Godwin Hulse who replaces Doug Singh - the former police minister who will no longer be either Senator or Minister.

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    Hon. Manuel  Heredia has said he will, listen to advice.  Well, my advice is for a proper port with modern docking facilities for the cruise ships.  That is for Belize Cirty.  For San Pedro, he needs to promote this destination more aggressively or we will lose our tourists to Placencia and Cayo.  How about trying to bring tourism to Corozal Town?  It is a dead town in terms of business.

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    I believe that the Clerk of the National Assembly should be changed. He was campaigning and that is against the rules of the House

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