The Premier added that Mr Weeks has a deep passion for the community and for sport.
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.
I have always said that if we get social development and sports right, that is the glue of our community.
I firmly believe that if we get social development and sports right, we will address a lot of the issues.
Government reform minister Lovitta Foggo filled in as acting minister until a replacement was identified.
Owen Darrell, the PLP chairman, said yesterday that a new Government Whip would be voted on at a caucus meeting last night.2017. Dennis Lister Jr, the longest-serving Progressive Labour Party MP, has been chosen as the new Speaker of the House after a meeting last week of the PLP caucus.
The Progressive Labour Party, in power since 1998, were defeated 17-19 seats by the relatively new political party the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) which was contesting its first General Election.
Recent scandals at European companies have led to sweeping reforms of European corporate governance and audit procedures, and a more aggressive class of shareholders has emerged, Willis says in its release.
This, coupled with the aforementioned appetite for U. law firms to get involved in litigation against non-U. companies, could give rise to heightened exposures for directors of companies outside the already well-established threats of U.
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.