Scott Mottley, Damion Crawford join Senate

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Donna Scott Mottley returned to the Senate yesterday as the leader of Opposition business, after a 10-year absence.

Scott Mottley and former People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural Damion Crawford, were sworn in to replace former Leader of Opposition Business Mark Golding and former PNP councillor and Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke, who will be representing the Opposition party in by-elections in St Andrew Southern and South Western constituencies on October 30.

The two new senators joined veteran parliamentarians Senator KD Knight and former president of the Senate, Senator Floyd Morris on the Opposition's front benches.

They were welcomed by Minister of State Pearnel Charles Jr, who was acting as leader of Government business in the absence of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith.

In response, Senator Scott Mottley, who had served in the 1990s as well as 2005-2007, said that she and Senator Crawford were committed to serving the people of Jamaica while in the Senate.

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