St Kitts and Nevis: The Federation’s Parliament session will commence on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (Tuesday) at the St Kitts Marriott Resort Royal Ballroom in Frigate Bay. The New Session of the National Assembly will be read according to Section 46 (1) of the Constitution of St. Christopher and Nevis, the Proclamation.
The Opening Session of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis will be preceded by a Guard of Honour which will take place at 9:30 am in the Grand Plaza.
After the proclamation, the new speaker of the house will be elected, and then the Deputy speaker will address the nation, following which the members will elect the speaker of the national assembly.
As the presiding officer, he/she decides all questions of procedure, maintains order with complete impartiality and protects the privilege of freedom of speech by ensuring that all Members are given a fair opportunity to express their views – but within the rules. The newly elected 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 held on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 am at the National Assembly Chamber, Government Headquarters, Basseterre.