PNP big four says no to Portia
Four of the most seasoned members of the People’s National Party (PNP) have declined offers to be named as spokespersons.
Dr. Omar Davies, Robert Pickersgill Derrick Kellier and Fitz Jackson have all asked not to be considered, the party said.
Davies, the former transport minister, party chairman Pickersgill and former agriculture minister Kellier said they would be playing a mentoring role.
Jackson, who led Peter Phillips' failed 2008 campaign to unseat Portia Simpson Miller as PNP president, has said he would rather concentrate on being a Member of Parliament.
The spokespersons’ list is made up exclusively of parliamentarians, which means there is no place for Damion Crawford and Raymond Pryce.
Senators Lambert Brown (Public Service and Public Sector Modernization) and Sophia Frazer-Binns (Land and the Environment) have been given spokespersons’ responsibility.
Leader of the Opposition- Defence, Social Transformation, Community Development and Gender Affairs -Portia Simpson-Miller Colin Fagan
Finance and Planning- Dr. Peter Phillips
Public Service and Public Sector Modernization -Senator Lambert Brown
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade -Dr. Morais Guy
National Security -Peter Bunting
Energy and Mining (and Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives) -Phillip Paulwell
Industry, Investment and Commerce -Anthony Hylton
Justice and Governance- (and Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate) Senator Mark Golding
Education and Training- Ronald Thwaites Michael Stewart
Tourism -Dr. Wykeham McNeil
Health -Horace Dalley Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield
Information and the Knowledge Economy -Julian Robinson Dwayne Vaz
Land and the Environment -Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns
Agriculture- Dr. Dayton Campbell Victor Wright
Transport Mikael -Phillips
Works Richard Azan -Dr. Winston Green
Housing and Rural Development -Luther Buchanan
Labour and Social Security -Dr. Fenton Ferguson Senator Floyd Morris
Youth and Culture -Lisa Hanna
Sport and Entertainment -Natalie Neita
Local Government Noel-Arscott Denise Daley
Water and Climate Change Ian- Hayles Evon Redman