Lawrence Scott Appointed As Temporary Minister

January 12, 2020 | 18 Comments

MP Lawrence Scott was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Tourism and Transport, and he will serve as the temporary Minister for the next ten days while the Minister of Tourism and Transport is travelling.

A Government spokesperson said, “Member of Parliament Lawrence Scott was sworn in as the temporary Minister for Tourism and Transport at Government House on Friday, 10 January 2020.

“Mr. Scott will be the temporary Minister for the next 10 days while the Minister of Tourism and Transport is travelling.”

Lawrence Scott Bermuda Jan 12 2020

“The constitution of Bermuda allows the premier to appoint a person who is a member of the House of assembly or the senate as a temporary minister to act in the case of when a substantive minister is away from Bermuda,” said Premier David Burt.

“This constitutional provision is not new, though it has not been previously used, however given the size of our Parliamentary Majority, I’ve decided to use this as an opportunity to allow members of the Legislature to develop professionally when a minister is travelling for a long term.”

“Previously the only other temporary minister who has been appointed was Neville Tyrrell.”

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  1. Dunn juice says:

    Amazing.

  2. Watcher says:

    What exactly is the minister without portfolio doing that wee need to appoint a temporary minister. Or is Lawrence just short of a a little cash this month?

    • sandgrownan says:

      Spread the wealth!

      • REAL TALK says:

        You just worry about the clown aka Jet Gate in charge of the oba/UBP. lol

        • Toodle-oo says:

          Hows about you , or anyone , address the REAL jetgate ?
          Selective amnesia is a terrible thing to suffer from .

        • bluenose says:

          Jetgate is all you’ve got. It pales into insignificance against the antics of the PLP. But you don’t or won’t see that, will you?

        • Dill says:

          I can’t believe the OBA has this man as leader. It’s actually sad.

  3. sage says:

    Another ‘secret shopper’ cruise?

  4. Vortex says:

    10 days? Seriously?
    Can you just run the country please.

  5. cpm says:

    Friends and Family

  6. Opportunity to Develop Professionally says:

    Dear Sir please remove the 2 flip flop UBP Ministers from your Cabinet permanently so that PLP MPs can develop professionally over the long term and not just for 2 weeks

  7. Joe Bloggs says:

    “… I’ve decided to use this as an opportunity to allow members of the Legislature to develop professionally when a minister is travelling [sic] for a long term.”

    We used to appoint people who already knew what they were doing. The times, they are a changing.

  8. Ringmaster says:

    A signal that Zane’s days are numbered as a Minister?

  9. One Who Escaped says:

    For 10 days… Really? With a pay hike?

  10. Dready says:

    Love it!
    Friends and family filling their pockets with taxpayers’ hard earned cash.
    Love it!

  11. somuchless says:

    Plp. Always finding a way to reward their own.

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