Samantha Marshall has been sworn in as Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs replacing Dean Jonas who was fired today by Prime Minister Gaston Browne.
She will retain her other portfolios which include Social Transformation, Youth, Gender Affairs, Human Resource Development.
Marshall took the oath of office, allegiance and secrecy at Government House moments ago.
Governor General Sir Rodney Williams told Marshall that the new appointment shows the confidence that the prime minister has in her.
“We do expect you to continue to work as hard as you have been,” he said.