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St Kitts and Nevis Names New Deputy PM in Cabinet Reshuffle

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - February 6, 2013

Above: Basseterre (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has named Dr Earl Asim Martin as the country’s new Deputy Prime Minister.

Dr Martin, a Cuban-trained physician, replaces Sam Condor, who resigned as Deputy PM and foreign minister last week. He had previously been serving as Energy Minister.

Succeeding Condor as Foreign Minister is Patrice Nisbett.

Douglas said he had officially accepted Condor’s resignation, one whose cause he said he was “unable to comprehend.”

“I therefore once again thank Mr Condor for his many years of service, and hereby make official my acceptance of his resignation,” he said.
Tourism Minister Richard Skerritt will also assume the portfolios of International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Douglas himself will take responsibility for the Social Security Board.

“There is a great deal of work to be done,” Douglas said. “There is our Constitution that must be upheld. And to both, you can be assured, this government – your government – is completely committed.”

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