New Member of Parliament and Minister of Public Affairs designate Tabitha Sarabo-Halley is congratulated by House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland after her swearing in yesterday at the Public Buildings. (Photo by Terrence Thompson)

Four new APNU+AFC government Members of Parliament (MPs) were sworn in yesterday when the National Assembly resumed sitting after a hiatus of almost four months.

Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, who was earlier announced as the Public Service Minister designate, ministerial advisor Mervyn Williams, farmer Reynard Ward and NCN Berbice Branch Manager Donna Mathoo were sworn in to replace four ministers who were forced to resign due to the courts recently affirming that persons with dual citizenship are ineligible to be MPs.

The rulings stemmed from court actions initiated in the wake of the PPP/C no-confidence motion against government being declared passed last December. With the Caribbean Court of Justice due to pronounce on the validity of the motion after hearings slated for next month, opposition PPP/C MPs did not attend yesterday’s sitting, which was the first to be held since January 3rd…..

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