On the morning of August 9, 2016, in a brief ceremony at the Belize House in Belmopan, Senator Hon. Dr. Carla Barnett was sworn in as a Minister of State by the Governor General H.E. Sir Colville Young. The Honourable Senator will now assume responsibility as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance for which the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow holds overall responsibility.
On the occasion of her swearing-in, the newly appointed Minister of State stated “I’ve been asked to perform in a position that is really important at this time; and my hope, my expectation, my commitment is to do the best that I can along with the full team in Cabinet to ensure that we do what needs Hon. Dr. Carla Barnett was joined by family, friends, supporters and Ministers of Government.