Holness Shadow Cabinet filled with youth, let the transformation begin

Today, newly elected leader of the opposition Andrew Micheal Holness named a new shadow cabinet.  Looking at the names of the persons in this cabinet, I would like to know, what is new, different and transformational about this group of persons and what new will they bring to the table.

Let’s explore the list as presented by the daily Gleaner

2) AUDLEY SHAW – FINANCE & PLANNING

3) DERRICK SMITH – NATIONAL SECURITY

4) DR HORACE CHANG – TRANSPORT, WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

5) KARL SAMUDA – INDUSTRY, INVESTMENT, COMMERCE, MINING & ENERGY

6) DR KENNETH BAUGH – HEALTH

7) PEARNEL CHARLES – LABOUR, SOCIAL SECURITY & PUBLIC SERVICE

8) OLIVIA “BABSY” GRANGE – INFORMATION, YOUTH, CULTURE, SPORTS & GENDER AFFAIRS

9) SHAHINE ROBINSON – TOURISM & CRUISE SHIPPING  * Est age

10) J.C. HUTCHINSON – AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES   * Est age

11) EDMUND BARTLETT – FOREIGN AFFAIRS & FOREIGN TRADE

12) DESMOND McKENZIE – LOCAL GOVERNMENT, RURAL & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

13) ANDREW WHEATLEY – SCIENCE, ICT, DIGITAL SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT & THE ENVIRONMENT   * Est age

14) ALEX WILLIAMS – JUSTICE/ JUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM  Est age *

MEMBER AGE
2) AUDLEY SHAW 61
3) DERRICK SMITH 61
4) DR HORACE CHANG 61
5) KARL SAMUDA 71
6) DR KENNETH BAUGH 72
7) PEARNEL CHARLES 77
8) OLIVIA “BABSY” GRANGE 67
9) SHAHINE ROBINSON * Est 52
10) J.C. HUTCHINSON – * Est 61
11) EDMUND BARTLETT 62
12) DESMOND McKENZIE 61
13) ANDREW WHEATLEY -* Est 45
14) ALEX WILLIAMS *Est 44
Average Age 61

* Estimated their ages, if someone has actual age please submit so I can recalculate the average age of the shadow cabinet

So Andrew Holness Shadow Cabinet of youth has a overall average age of 61, which by sheer luck is the same as the former Challenger, Audley Shaw and based on the pronouncement from Holness camp, this does NOT reflect the future.

This Shadow Cabinet will  be at a combined  average of 64 if the PNP waits until 2016 to call the election and has no chance of leading any form of transformation of the political landscape.

This is what it means to speak with real data.

This shadow cabinet will be using walking stick by the time the next election is due and Andrew will need a new team with actual young folks to move the JLP forward

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2 Responses

  1. Smith was an abject failure failure as Minister of National Security and Mr “new and different ” somehow thinks that he would be a credible shadow minister of this portfolio?

  2. Maybe Justice wants to read this too !

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