Press Release – December 28th, 2004 – Belmopan -
with his Ministers, the Prime Minister has decided to reduce the size of the
Cabinet effective December 29th, 2004. The Cabinet will be reduced from 16
members to 12. This is in keeping with Government’s commitment to good
governance and the streamlining of Government’s operations to ensure more
efficiency, transparency and accountability.
The new Cabinet will comprise the following: 1) Hon. Said Musa – Prime
Minister, Minister of Finance and Defence 2) Hon. John Briceño – Deputy
Prime Minister, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment 3) Hon.
Francis Fonseca - Attorney General, Minister of Education (Culture, Youth
and Sports) 4) Hon. Godfrey Smith – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism
(Foreign Trade, NEMO and Information) 5) Hon. Vildo Marin – Minister of
Health, Energy and Communications (including Commerce and Industry) 6) Hon.
Ralph Fonseca – Minister of Home Affairs and Investment (Commercial Free
Zones and Export Processing Zones) 7) Hon. Jose Coye – Minister of the
Public Service, Works and Transport 8) Hon. Servulo Baeza – Minister of
Housing 9) Hon. Sylvia Flores – Minister of Human Development 10) Hon.
Michael Espat – Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 11) Hon. Marcial Mes –
Minister of Local Government, Labour and Rural Development 12) Hon. Assad
Shoman – Minister of National Development.
Ministers of State: Hon. Ainslie Leslie – Natural Resources Hon. Dave Burgos
– Agriculture Hon. Ismael Cal – Home Affairs Hon. Rodwell Ferguson –
Ministers of State are not members of Cabinet, but may attend Cabinet
meetings at the invitation of the Prime Minister.
A meeting of Cabinet is scheduled for Tuesday, January 4th, 2005.