Government Senator, Matthew Samuda is now a Cabinet Minister.
Nationwide News understands that Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago advised Governor General Sir Patrick Allen to appoint Samuda as the country’s Environment Minister.
Samuda, 35, is the youngest Minister in the Cabinet.
The Constitutional requirement for a Senator to serve in the Cabinet arose last week when Pearnel Charles Junior resigned from the Upper House to contest the upcoming South East Clarendon by-election.
Senator Samuda is considered one of the young bright stars in the Holness administration.
He’s noted for pioneering work which led to implementation of the plastic and styro-foam ban which was recently passed into law following a private members motion he had tabled in the Senate.
Samuda is a graduate of Campion College and a former G2K President.
He has served as Deputy Marketing Manager of Facey Commodity which is a part of the powerful PB Scott-led Mussons Group.