Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE resumed ministerial duties today, Thursday, June 11, following the Official Swearing-In Ceremony of the Ministers of Government on Wednesday, June 10.
On his return to office Premier Smith was greeted by the staff of the Premier’s Office and the Ministry of Finance, and subsequently met with the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Brodrick Penn, along with the Financial Secretary, Mr. Neil Smith to receive a ministerial update on the work of the two offices.
The Honourable Premier said he is looking forward to continuing the people’s business and said, “Following the celebrations and swearing-in, everyone is back in their office where it’s time to sit down and review where we were, and where I want to go. We are reviewing our briefing documents about all of the activities so far, and developing our legislative agenda, as well as planning its implementation.”
As the leader of Government business, his portfolio includes the coordination of government policies, economic planning, investment promotion, tourism, immigration, gender affairs, e-commerce, regional affairs, information and public relations, among other key areas.