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Senate wraps up


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The curtain came down on the sitting of the Upper House for the 2013 to 2018 session last night.

It was just after 8 o’clock  when President of the Senate Kerryann Ifill adjourned the chamber sine die and thanked all members for their contributions.

This has come just days ahead of the March 6 dissolution of the House of Assembly.

Ifill, in her speech last night, admitted that at times the contributions from senators could become a bit cantankerous, but added that she quite enjoyed them as they kept her interest.

More importantly, she stressed that the contributions made in that chamber were always to the enhancement of Barbados. 

“All of us are always mindful of the fact that we are not here for our own aggrandisement, our own upliftment. We are here to serve our country, to serve our people. Whether we are Government, Independent or Opposition, we all have been called for a particular purpose and I must say that everyone has acquitted themselves nobly in this purpose, so I thank you. I also thank the senators for keeping me on my toes, for keeping these discussions relevant. . . . They were also done to empower, uplift and educate our people,” Ifill said as she stated that it was an honour and privilege to work with all members including the staff of the Senate. (KC)

Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION newspaper or read the e-paper online.



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