Dr. Phillips said the group reflects the People’s National Party’s commitment to a Senate that is a distinct deliberative body as intended by the Constitution of Jamaica. It does not, as a consequence, include any of the unsuccessful candidates in the recently held General Elections, which has been a longstanding principle of the Party.
He said the Senate appointments bring together youth along with people of experience and include a wide range of national stakeholders including workers, private sector, professionals, academic community and others.
It also seeks to ensure, within the numerical limits, effective representation for the various regions of the country and gender balance.
The Opposition Senators are:
Mrs. Donna Scott-Mottley, Attorney -at-Law, will remain as Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate
Dr. Floyd Morris, University Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at UWI
Mrs. Sophia Fraser Binns, Attorney -at- Law
Mr. Damion Crawford, Businessman
Mr. Norman Horne, Businessman
Mr. Lambert Brown, Trade Unionist
Miss Janice Allen, Business Development Consultant
Miss Gabriella Morris, Communications Specialist
The naming of the Opposition Senators, followed the announcement of the government's slate of thirteen senators late this afternoon, with an announcement that all twenty one senators along wit the 63- members of the House of Representatives will be sworn in tomorrow in a ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre.
The venue is being used to facilitate physical distancing in light of the COVID19 pandemic.
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