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Montserrat Legislative Assembly

Parliamentarians

The Government

The functions of the Government are to govern, decide on the policy agenda, administer the current laws and propose new ones. They develop revenue and expenditure measures, which must then be approved by the Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly also plays an important role in facilitating the implementation of many of Government’s policies, through the passage of appropriate legislation.

EASTON TAYLOR-FARRELL

Honourable Premier, Minister of Finance

CHARLES KIRNON

Honourable Minister of Education, Health, Social Services, Youth Affairs, Sports and Ecclesiastic Affairs

CRENSTON BUFFONGE

Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands & the Environment

SAMUEL JOSEPH

Honourable Deputy Premier & Minister of Communications, Works, Energy & Labour

VERONICA DORSETTE-HECTOR

Honourable Parliamentary Secretary

The Opposition

The Opposition plays a very important role in the Legislative Assembly. It is their duty to hold the Government of the day accountable by asking questions, scrutinising policies and new legislation, engaging in debates, assisting with committee work, among other things. The Legislative Assembly is more effective once the Opposition does its work.

PAUL LEWIS

Honourable Leader of the Opposition

CLAUDE HOGAN

Honourable Member

DAVID OSBORNE

Honourable Member

DONALDSON ROMEO

Honourable Member

Speaker of the House

The Speaker of the House is the highest office to which a member may be elected by the House. The first task of the members of a newly elected Parliament, when they assemble following the general election, is to elect someone to the Office of Speaker. The Speaker must act as a referee and rule according to the orders set out in the Standing Orders of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly.

CHARLIENA WHITE

Honorable Speaker of the House

Ex-Officio Members

Section 48 (1) of the Montserrat Constitution Order 2010 provides for two ex officio members, namely the Attorney General and the Financial Secretary. In general terms, these members have all of the rights to vote, debate and contribute to discussions as do other members.

SHEREE JEMMOTTE-RODNEY

Honourable Attorney General

LINDORNA LAMBERT

Honourable Financial Secretary

Past Parliamentarians

The following documents show more information on past parliamentarians of Montserrat: