All but one senator named
AT LEAST seven new faces will appear in the Senate, the majority of whom will be on the Government benches.
Topping the list of senators to be sworn in today is the Reverend Stanley Redwood, who is to be elected president.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has named newcomers Angela Brown-Burke, Imani Duncan-Price, Lambert Brown, and Wensworth Skeffery among her 13 Senate picks.
Duncan-Price, whose father D.K. Duncan is to be sworn in as member of parliament for Eastern Hanover today, has resigned as group marketing manager of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers. Her resignation takes effect on May 11, 2012.
Waite not picked
Basil Waite, who was last year divorced from Duncan-Price, is the only person dropped by Simpson Miller from the slate of senators who served in the last Parliament.
The visually impaired Floyd Morris also makes a return.
In the meantime, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has named two new faces to the Senate. They are former Member of Parliament Robert Montague and president general of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, Kavan Gayle.
Holness has named seven of eight senators. Missing from those named is Jamaica Labour Party General Secretary Aundre Franklin.
Yesterday, Franklin told The Gleaner he had told Holness that he did not wish to be considered for the Senate.
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