How to Address Members of The Senate

THE SENATE

The President of the Senate           

The President of the Senate is formally addressed ‘Senator the Honourable’.

The mode of address in:

Writing:

                        Senator the Honourable Floyd Morris

President of the Senate

Address

‘Dear President Morris/Dear Mr President/Dear Madam President

……………………………………………………………………

Yours sincerely

Signature’

 

Formal speech/Subsequent referrals

            ‘(Mister) President’

‘(Madam) President’

 

            If the holder of this office is a Minister of Religion, the preferred form of address is ‘The Reverend Senator……’.

 

The Deputy President of the Senate & All Other Members of the Senate

The Deputy President of the Senate and all other Senators are referred to as ‘Senator’, without the use of ‘Mr/Mrs/Miss’ both formally and informally.

Senators who are members of the Order of Jamaica or are Ministers of Government are addressed ‘Senator the Honourable…..’

The mode of address in:

Writing:

 

            Senator Angela Brown Burke

Deputy President of the Senate

            c/o The Houses of Parliament

Address

Opening Salutation:

 

                        ‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)                

 

‘Dear Senator (Surname-optional) (semi-formal)

……………………………………………………..

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

 

 

OR

Senator Lambert Brown

Houses of Parliament

Address

Opening Salutations:

                        ‘Dear Senator (Surname-Optional)

……………………………………………………..

Yours sincerely

Signature’

Formal Speech:

 

            ‘Senator (Surname)’ or ‘Senator’

Informally:

            ‘Senator’