Lewis was sworn in on Friday afternoon, hours after the new ministers of government were installed.
In a brief ceremony conducted by acting Governor Lyndell Simpson, Lewis assumed his new position with the members of the Opposition looking on.
Joining him after their unsuccessful bid to be reelected as the governing party are former premier Donaldson Romeo, David Osborne and Claude Hogan. These gentlemen will be sworn in during the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly at a date yet to be determined.
The new Opposition Leader told the press he was ready for the role and looked forward to challenging the government to always implement projects for the good of the people. He is hopeful that the MCAP team will continue the projects his party began.
Former premier Donaldson Romeo told the press he was enjoying his new responsibilities. He plans to focus on establishing non-profit charities in areas where there are primary concentrations of Montserratian nationals in the Diaspora so they can contribute to the island’s development.