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The newly appointed Senate of Barbados will meet for the first time on Friday.
The main item for discussion will be the Constitution (Amendment) (No.1) Bill 2018 which was passed yesterday in the House of Assembly.
The motion was brought by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, clearing the way for Senators Rawdon Adams and Kay McConney to take their place in the Cabinet.
They were not resident on the island for 12 consecutive months prior to their appointments.
People who hold dual citizenship will also now be eligible.
Adams, a financial analyst, is the son of former Prime Minister Tom Adams, while McConney is a consultant and former consul general to Canada.
In tabling the motion, Mottley said the Constitution was framed in 1966 and it was time to make the changes so Barbados could "draw on our talent wherever it is found". (SAT)