BARBADOS

Contact Information

Address: Parliament Buildings, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone: (+1-246)4263717/4263712
Fax: (+1-246)43644143
Email: parliamentbarbados@caribsurf.com
Website: http://www.barbadosparliament.com

 
 

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The Parliament of Barbados is comprised of the Senate and House of Assembly. There are 21 members of the Senate, 12 are appointed by the Prime Minister, 7 by the Governor-General in his discretion to represent various interests in the community such as religious, economic, social and other such interest as he things ought to be represented and 2 by the Leader of the Opposition.

The House of Assembly comprises 30 members elected by adult suffrage on the first past-the-post system. The Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly is the Speaker. Members of both Houses serve a five-year term.

Seat of Parliament: Bridgetown
Year of Independence: 1966
Population: 270,000
Constitution: Constitutional Monarchy
CPA Branch formed: 1933
Date of First Parliament: 1 January, 1939
Voting Age: 18 years

Political Party Distribution

Democratic Labour Party: 20 Seats
Barbados Labour Party: 9 Seats
Independent: 1 Seat
Date of Last Election: January 15, 2008

Officers of the Branch

His Honour Senator D. Branford Taitt, LL.B., D.H.L
CPA Office: Branch Joint President
Parliamentary Office: President of the Senate

His Honour Michael Carrington, LL.B, MP
CPA Office: Branch Joint President
Parliamentary Office: Speaker of the House

Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, MP
CPA Office: Branch Joint Vice President
Parliamentary Office: Prime Minister

Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, MP  
CPA Office: Branch Joint Vice President
Parliamentary Office: Leader of the Opposition

Mr. Pedro Eastmond
CPA Office: Branch Secretary
Parliamentary Office: Clerk of Parliament

Mr. Nigel Jones
CPA Office: Branch Joint Secretary
Parliamentary Office: Deputy Clerk of Parliament

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