(Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 7, 2022):
Mr Miguel S. Flemming has been named Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources and Cooperatives. His assignment took effect on
Monday, September 5 2022 as part of a transition from the former Permanent Secretary, who has
retired. Mr Flemming holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Crop Production and a Master’s Degree in Aquatic
Studies from the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
Prior to his acting assignment, Mr Flemming was Manager of the Bayford’s Livestock Centre of
Excellence. His other roles have included: Head of the Livestock Division in the Department of
Agriculture, St Kitts and Farm Manager at the St Kitts Eco Park.
While commenting on the new assignment, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources
and Cooperatives, the Honourable Samal Duggins said: “Mr Miguel Flemming has a formidable
background as a qualified agriculturist. This is just one of many positive changes to come as this
new administration follows through with its promise to deliver impactful and transformational
change to areas that are in critical need of growth and development.”
Minister Duggins added that Mr Flemming comes with a wealth of knowledge in agriculture
related matters and can help to add a youthful perspective in the quest to enhance the agricultural
sector. He expressed his confidence in Flemming’s ability as he assumes this extremely significant
responsibility moving forward. At 33, Miguel Flemming is the youngest ever Acting Permanent Secretary named in the Ministry of Agriculture.