The nine State Ministers chosen by Prime Andrew Holness were sworn in this afternoon.

Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen urged the new appointees to be purposeful in their duties.

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrew Holness charged the Junior Ministers to diligently perform their supportive roles while assisting their related Ministers.

The Prime Miister also reminded the State Ministers of the great roles they’ll play in informing policy changes.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Among those sworn in today as Junior Ministers are Senator Leslie Campbell, who’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, Homer Davis, Dr Norman Dunn, JC Hutchinson, Zayvia Mayne, Robert Morgan, Alando Terrelonge, and Marsha Smith.

Mrs Cuthbert Flynn, the MP-elect for St Andrew West Rural, will serve as state minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

MP-elect for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Norman Dunn, will serve as Minister of state in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

Former Parliamentary Secretary and North Central Clarendon MP, Robert Morgan- will serve as State Minister in the Ministry Education, Youth and Information.

Meanwhile, Attorney and North East St Ann MP, Marsha Smith is State Minister for Finance and Public Service.