Dean Jonas Says He’s Learned A Valuable Lesson


Fresh off a five-month suspension, St. George MP Dean Jonas says he has learned a valuable lesson.

Jonas was re-appointed to the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda yesterday in the new post of Minster of Social Transportation and the Blue Economy.

In January of this year, Jonas was relieved of his position as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs after what was termed as a toxic environment between him and his ministry and farmers.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he had placed the Minister on six months’ suspension for reflection and contemplation as to how to achieve reconciliation.

“Team effort is important in everything and that is one of the key takeaways for me in this. You have to work as a team, and I will be putting a lot of effort and emphasis on that going forward”, Jonas said shortly after he was sworn-in at Government House.

The Social Transformation Ministry was previously held by Minister Samantha Marshall who took over the Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs Ministry following Jonas’ suspension.

Minister Jonas commended Marshall for the work she has done so far in his former Ministry.

“She was there before so she is not inexperienced in that regard and so I know that she knows the people and she clearly has started out on a good footing and I expect great things from her in that regard”, he said.

Between 2014 and 2018 Marshall served as Junior Minister in the then Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs.

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  1. Mr MP please do not trust even your shadow going forward and also remember you are the team “LEADER” so do not let those who think because you were suspended for what was described as toxic environment with your subordinates in the former ministry try a similar stunt in your new assignment/ministry. The majority of St Georges constituency is behind you. If the PM wasn’t so arrogant, the situation could have been handled differently. Stand tall.

  2. Can he please share the lesson with us so that we can at least benefit from his experience…..

  3. What is the name of the lesson he learned.I have learned many lessons in life.One of the more important one is not to kiss anyone’s backsides.So Dean,what is the lesson that you learned.

  4. I am a Member for the St. Georges constituency and I am very happy that My MP was re-instated into the Cabinet. No One can beat Hon.Dean Jonas in St. Goerges . I believe that a SNAP election is brewing. Thank you very much Hon. Gaston Browne.

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