LESC’s big day
The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) will take on historic prominence today, having through proclamation by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, been appointed as the place where the second session of Parliament should commence.
The State Opening of Parliament is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and invited guests must be seated by 9 a.m.
It is the one occasion when both Houses meet together, and the LESC’s Frangipani Room has been transformed into the Senate Chamber while the Flamboyant Room has been reconfigured as the Chamber of the House of Assembly.
Members of the Lower House and senators are required to be in their respective chambers by 9:15 a.m. to transact whatever business must be done before the official state opening proceedings. Among such matters will be the election of the island’s newest senator, Reginald Farley, to the position of President of the Senate, replacing Sir Richard Cheltenham, who retired last month. (GC)
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