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Burt shakes up Shadow Cabinet

Zane DeSilva, Wayne Furbert, Lovitta Foggo, Rolfe Commissiong and Diallo Rabain are among those with new responsibilities in a revised Shadow Cabinet.

Mr DeSilva takes on public safety, a role previously falling under the duties of deputy leader Walter Roban, who is now holding the public works portfolio.

Mr Furbert is the transport spokesman, a position previously held by Lawrence Scott, who assumes responsibility for community and culture.

Mr Commissiong has the portfolio for labour and workforce development, taking over from Diallo Rabain, who now has education; Lovitta Foggo switches from education to government reform.

Opposition leader David Burt said in a statement: “The PLP is a team of diverse talent and as part of our election readiness effort it is important that our MPs demonstrate to the people of Bermuda that they are ready for any challenge.

“These changes will bring fresh perspective and renewed energy to holding the OBA minority government accountable for its record of broken promises.”

The full list is as follows:

• David Burt: leader and finance and technology

• Walter Roban: deputy leader and public works

• Dennis Lister: House leader and environment and energy

• Lovitta Foggo: whip and government reform

• Senator Renee Ming: Senate leader and municipalities

• Walton Brown: home affairs

• Derrick Burgess: seniors

• Rolfe Commissiong: labour and workforce development

• Zane DeSilva: public safety

• Senator Tinee Furbert: disability affairs

• Wayne Furbert: transport

• Diallo Rabain: education

• Lawrence Scott: community and culture

• Michael Scott: justice

• Jamahl Simmons: tourism and entrepreneurship

• Neville Tyrrell: sports

• Michael Weeks: social development and drug policy reform

• Kim Wilkerson: economic development

• Kim Wilson: health

Progressive Labour Party leader David Burt (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 04, 2017 at 6:53 pm (Updated May 05, 2017 at 7:45 am)

Burt shakes up Shadow Cabinet

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