Belmopan - 10 March, 2009
The Hon. Prime Minister has today advised His Excellency the Governor General that certain Ministerial changes be made in the interest of smooth functioning of the business of Government.
These changes are as follows: -
(1) Hon. Elvin Penner, who is at present a Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, is being appointed as a Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Youth, Sports, Information and Broadcasting. He takes over from Hon. Marcel Cardona.
(2) Hon. Jose Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, is being assigned additional responsibility for the subject of Culture which was previously with the Minister of Youth and Sports. His Ministry will now be called Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture.
(3) Hon. Marco Pech, Area Representative for Orange Walk South, is being appointed as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to replace Hon. Elvin Penner.
These appointments take effect from today, 10th March 2009.
All other Ministerial appointments remain the same.