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Dalrymple-Philibert is new Speaker

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has picked Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert to be the new Speaker of the House of the Representatives

It’s the second time she will be holding this position, having first served from July 2011 to December 2011.

The speaker is responsible for upholding the rules (Standing Orders) of the House and ensuring that the rights of members are protected.

Dalrymple-Philibert will be sworn in Tuesday for a fourth consecutive term as the Jamaica Labour Party’s member of parliament for Trelawny Southern.