Mr Weeks, Government Whip since the Progressive Labour Party won the General Election in July 2017, assumes the role which was made vacant by the resignation of Zane De Silva.Premier David Burt, who made the announcement at Government House, said Mr Weeks is no stranger to Cabinet and no stranger to the very important ministry of social development and sports.Ms Furbert and her fellow junior ministers are all relative newcomers to the political scene and ran as candidates in the General Election last month.Ms Caesar will take on the junior portfolios of tourism, home affairs and economic development, while Mr Campbell will take finance, public works and government reform.
Mr Burt said: As someone who has worked in community service for a very long time, I have every confidence that he will be able to demonstrate the passion for the job, executing the Governments wishes on the very important matters of financial assistance reform, community club regeneration and the very important matters of making sure our social fabric and our culture continues to be highlighted.
Mr Weeks pledged to continue Mr De Silvas work to help community and sports clubs.
He added: The time has long been overdue for us to acknowledge and bring our community and sporting clubs into the 21st century.
We must understand their needs and address them in a manner that will support this populations development.
We understand that people with disabilities have an important contribution to make to all sectors of our society, and we must be inclusive.