Nationwide News understands that former National Security Minister, Dwight Nelson, has accepted a position as a consultant at the Ministry of Labour by the Simpson Miller administration.

Mr. Nelson served in the Cabinet led by Bruce Golding, between 2008 and 2011.

He was most recently the Chief of Staff for Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, having been appointed in 2013.

But last week Mr. Nelson, announced his retirement from politics, in a brief Facebook post.

In the post, he renounced all affiliation with the Jamaica Labour Party and all political activities.

He wrote that he now has no political colour or friends.

Mr. Nelson is one of the country’s most senior trade unionists.

He played a critical role in the operations of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and represented the body at several local and international conferences.

When Nationwide News contacted Mr. Nelson this morning, he would neither confirm nor deny the reports.