Prime Minister Skerrit announces changes to his Cabinet with

more changes to follow in the new year



Roseau, Dominica – November 21, 2008…….. Senator Sonia Williams was yesterday sworn in as the new Minister for Education, Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs. On Tuesday, November 18, 2008, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit announced changes to his Cabinet and promised further changes in the new year.

Miss Williams is now the third female in the Cabinet of Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit. Hon. Loreen Bannis-Roberts, the Minister for Community Development, Culture, Gender Affairs and Information and Attorney General, Hon. Francine Baron Royer are the other female members of Cabinet.


At the Parade of Uniformed Groups on November 3rd 2008, Miss Sonia Williams was conferred with the Meritorious Service Award by the President of Dominica, Dr. Nicholas Liverpool, DAH, OCC.


Miss Williams has made an outstanding contribution to Dominica in the fields of Education and Social Work for over forty (40) years. She has also served  as a member of various organizations including the Government Housing Loans Board, Dominica Public Service Union, Dominica Co-operative Societies League and Roseau Co-operative Credit Union.


Former Minister for Education, Hon. Vince Henderson is now the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Labour. Former Minister for National Security, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore has replaced Hon. Ambrose George as the Minister for Public Works and Infrastructural Development. Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit now has responsibility for National Security.

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