Protocol

MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives         

The Speaker of the House is formally referred to as: ‘Mr/Madam Speaker’, within the precincts of the House.

The formal Mode of Address in:

Writing:

The Honourable Pearnel Charles, MP

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Houses of Parliament

Address

 

Opening Salutation:

‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)            

‘Dear Mr/Madam Speaker (semi-formal)

……………………………………………………..

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

Formal Speech

‘The Honourable Pearnel Charles/ ‘Mr Speaker’

 

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives is formally addressed in:

Writing:

Mr Franklin Witter, MP

Deputy Speaker of the House

c/o Houses of Parliament

 

Opening Salutation:

‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)                   

‘Dear Deputy Speaker (semi-formal)

……………………………………………………..

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

 

Members of the House of Representatives

Members of Parliament are usually referred to as ‘Mr/Ms/Mrs……, MP’ during their period in Office. If they are recipients of any state honours, the relevant post-nominal letters should be included before MP, for example, if a Member of Parliament is a member of the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander he/she would be styled: Mr Derrick Kellier, CD, MP. If a Member of Parliament is the recipient of more than one state Order, the highest Order is placed first behind the surname, junior orders follow in succession.

The formal manner of address in:

Writing:

Mr/Mrs/Miss First Name, Last Name, MP

Member of Parliament for …………….

 

Opening Salutation:

‘Dear Sir (formal)

‘Dear Member of Parliament/Dear Mr/Mrs/Miss  Last Name (semi-formal)

……………………………………..

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’

 

The Attorney General 

The Attorney General is referred to as Mr/Mrs/Miss. or ‘the Honourable (if also a Minister of Government)’on first reference, and ‘The Attorney General’ or ‘Mr/Mrs/Miss…………..’on subsequent referrals.

This title is not hyphenated (neither is that of Solicitor General)

The formal mode of address in:

Writing:

Mrs. Marlene Malahoo Forte, MP

Attorney General

 Attorney General’s Department

Address

 

Opening Salutation:

‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)

‘Dear Attorney General (semi-formal)

……………………………….

Yours faithfully (formal)

Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

Signature’