Nicholls ready to serve

Barbados’ latest senator will have to hit the ground running for his second stint in the Upper House.

Minutes after Gregory Nicholls was sworn in as the country’s newest senator this morning, the attorney-at-law said he would be scouring the hundreds of pages of a document he received last night in preparation to speak during debate on the Appropriations Bill later this week.

Nicholls, a Labour law specialist, was sworn in by The Most Honourable Dame Sandra Mason, President of Barbados.

The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley; Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw; Attorney General, Dale Marshall; The Most Honourable Dr Jerome Walcott, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Energy.

Nicholls expressed gratitude to Mottley for choosing him, noting that many things had changed in the country since last he served as a senator from 2003 to 2008, and that he would also be paying attention to issues such as climate change and the future of Small Island Developing States like Barbados. (BA)

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