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Antigua and Barbuda: Sir Robin to be named Deputy Speaker of the House, other ABLP candidates receive new portfolios

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by Carlena Knight (Antigua Observer) Sir Robin Yearwood will be the new Deputy Speak of the House.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne during the swearing-in ceremony for his colleagues at Government House on Thursday morning.

Sir Robin, despite winning his seat in St Phillips North for the eleventh consecutive time, was not given a new portfolio yesterday leaving many wondering what role he would play in the new government.

But PM Browne explained that Sir Robin would have a “more senior role” and would function as the Deputy Speaker of the House, a position Londel Benjamin previously held.

The other elected ABLP members were however sworn into their new ministerial positions.

The first to receive his portfolio was Sir Molwyn Joseph, who retained his position as the Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, but was given an additional duty with Social Transformation now added.

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