Cabinet Performers

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The President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Christopher Zacca, says seven members of the 20-member Cabinet have outperformed their colleagues, since the PNP administration took office in 2012.

Mr. Zacca last night addressed the issue of the performance of the Simpson Miller administration, at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Meadowvale in New Kingston.

He says the Prime Minister would be wise to reshuffle her Cabinet and bring new blood to revitalize some floundering portfolios.

Chris Zacca wants the Prime Minister to reshuffle her Cabinet.

This because of what he says is the lack of any tangible success in too many government ministries.

He says both the Prime Minister and her Finance Minister have done well to date.

Mr. Zacca also name-dropped the late former Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke, as one of the bright performers in the almost three year administration.

He then took the trouble of identifying five others whom he believes have been pulling their weight.

Mr. Zacca made no mention of the Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, the National Security Minister, Peter Bunting nor, perhaps surprisingly, the Tourism Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill.

He explained that the basis for a Cabinet reshuffle is firm, given the state of the country’s business environment.

Meanwhile, the members of the Executive who’ve failed to impress Mr. Zacca are:

National Security Minister Peter Bunting.

The Minister of Science, technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell.

Youth and Culture Minister, Lisa Hanna.

Industry and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton.

Information Minister, Sandrea Falconer.

Sport Minister, Natalie Neita-Headley.

The Minister of Labour and Social security, Derrick Kellier.

Water, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Robert Pickersgill.

Tourism Minister, Dr. Wykeham McNeill.

The Minister Local Government and Community Development, Noel Arscott.

Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson.

As well as Ministers Without Portfolio, Horace Dalley and Dr. Morais Guy.

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