Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis: The new session of the parliament is scheduled to open on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at the St Kitts Marriott Resort Royal Ballroom in Frigate Bay.
The Opening Session will be preceded by a Guard of Honour which will be scheduled at 9:30 am in the Grand Plaza.
In accordance with Section 46 (1) of the Constitution of St. Christopher and Nevis, the Proclamation Summoning the New Session of the National Assembly will be read. Following the Proclamation, a new Speaker of the House will be elected and, subsequently, a Deputy Speaker.
Member is going to elect and vote for the Speaker of the National Assembly. The presiding officer decides that all questions of the procedure win maintain a sequence with no impartiality, and they also make sure that they will protect the privilege of freedom of speech by ensuring that all Members are given a fair opportunity to express their views – but within the rules.
Moreover, the newly elected parliament speaker will give his/her announcements which will be followed by the Throne Speech by Governor General’s Deputy, Her Excellency Marcella Althea Liburd Esq, JP.
The first meeting of the National Assembly will be scheduled for this upcoming Thursday, October 27, at 10:00 am at the National Assembly Chamber, Government Headquarters, Basseterre.