The new Cabinet of Ministers were sworn-in
in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Tuesday November 10, 2020.
The Unity Labour Party (ULP) was successful in their bid for a fifth term in government, having won the November 5, 2020 General Elections.
The new all-male Cabinet, offers representation for the leeward and windward sides of the island, as well as East and West St. George, leaving Kingstown unrepresented at the Cabinet level.
This seemingly stood out to Dominic Sutherland, an Accountant by profession, who ran in the 2020 General Elections on the ULP’s ticket for the Central Kingstown constituency. Sutherland took to Facebook to share his concern.
“Based on the construct of our new parliament and cabinet, who on the ULP side speaks for the people of East, West and Central Kingstown?,” Sutherland, who lost to the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) St. Clair Leacock wrote.
Up until the recent elections, Kingstown had a presence in Cabinet, as Senator Hon. Luke Browne, the ULP’s candidate for East Kingstown, held the title of Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
Browne lost his bid for Member of Parliament for that constituency, having been defeated by first time contender Fitzgerald Bramble (NDP).
The third seat in Kingstown, West Kingstown is represented by Daniel Cummings, also of the NDP.