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Govt announces major reshuffle

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, today announced a ministerial reshuffle

The GSLP/Liberal Government was first elected in December 2011. There was a Cabinet reshuffle on 9 December 2014 on the third anniversary date of that election.

Following last general election of 26 November 2015, there were a number of changes made to some ministerial portfolios affecting mainly the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister.

It was made clear at that time that a more extensive reshuffle would follow in 2016.

This is therefore the second Cabinet reshuffle since December 2011 and the first major one since the general election of 26 November 2015.

The new portfolios are as follows:

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo

The Chief Minister retains responsibility for the economy and finance, immigration, international treaties, elections, industrial relations, civil service and customs.

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia

The Deputy Chief Minister becomes the Minister for Brexit as well as Europe, given the ever increasing volume of work in this area.


Dr John Cortes, the Minister for the Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Education,

Dr John Cortes takes on responsibility for Education, Heritage, Urban Renewal and the maintenance, administration and operation of tourist sites and beaches.


Gilbert Licudi. the Minister for Tourism, Employment, Commercial Aviation and the Port

Gilbert Licudi takes on responsibility for Tourism, Commercial Aviation, the Port, Maritime Services and Employment.


Albert Isola, the Minister for Commerce

Albert Isola takes on responsibility for Business and Commercial Affairs, IT, e-Government, e-Commerce and Postal Services.


Neil Costa, the Minister for Health, Care and Justice

Neil Costa takes on responsibility for the Gibraltar Health Authority, Elderly Residential Services, Social Services, The Disabled and Justice.


Samantha Sacramento, the Minister for Housing and Equality

Samantha Sacramento takes on responsibility for Civic Rights, Citizen’s Advice, Ombudsman, Consumer Affairs, Data Protection and Health and Safety.


Steven Linares, the Minister for Culture, Media, Youth and Sport

Steven Linares takes on responsibility for Broadcasting and the Media.


Paul Balban, the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning 

Paul Balban retains responsibility for Town Planning, Technical Services and Traffic.


Joe Bossano, the Minister for Economic Development, Telecommunications and the Gibraltar Savings Bank

Joe Bossano takes on responsibility for Public Sector Efficiency and Procurement.


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