Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 05, 2008 (CUOPM)
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly is to get a new Speaker of the lawmaking body.
The announcement was made by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on the adjournment of Monday’s Sitting of National Assembly.
Dr. Douglas informed lawmakers that “The Office of the Prime Minister has received advanced notice that the Speaker of the National Assembly of St Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis, the Honourable Marcella A. Liburd intends to demit office in the near future before the end of the life of this current Parliament.”
“Though obliged to accept this notice, I have received this with mixed feelings”¦mixed feelings because of the tremendous leadership that this Assembly has received as a result of the exemplary services provided by you Madam Speaker of this Honourable House and Servant of the people.”¦mixed feelings because in demitting office it provides you Honourable Madam Speaker the opportunity to serve your people and your country in a different but equally important capacity hopefully in a high office in the future,” said Dr. Douglas.
He advised members that he will call a Special Sitting in the very near future to express “our gratitude and support to you Madam Speaker for your services to this National Assembly and on collaboration with the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and the Leader of Government Business and with the support of the Members of this Honourable House to elect a new Speaker of this National Assembly of St Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis.”