Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Address to Parliament, Friday February 20, 2015

Madam Speaker, Honourable Members of the House of Assembly,
Allow me to express heartfelt thanks to you for inviting my wife and I to the First Meeting of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament. I also warmly welcome and embrace the opportunity to address you on this important occasion.

Please accept Madam Speaker my sincere congratulations on your re-election as Speaker of this landmark institution of our parliamentary democracy. Your comprehensive grasp and understanding of the rules and customs of this Honourable House gives me, and I hope every citizen, the confidence that you will preside over the deliberations of this Honourable House and apply the Standing Orders with discretion, objectivity, and impartiality. I pray God`s blessings and guidance upon you as you exercise this sacred duty.

I also offer congratulations to all the Honourable Members who were successful at the polls in the December 8th General Elections, as well as to the Senators who were appointed on the advice of the Honourable Prime Minister and on the advice of the Honourable Leader of the Opposition to complete the composition of this Honourable House.

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Posted: 20/02/2015

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