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Newly-appointed Government Senator, Ian Murray, was sworn in today (June 18), during a sitting of the Upper House.
Jamaica House, on June 17, had announced that Mr. Murray was selected by Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the former Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Ronald Robinson.
Leader of Government Business in the Senate, and Minister of Justice, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne welcomed Mr. Murray to the Senate.

Newly appointed Government Senator, Ian Murray (left), shakes the hand of President of the Senate, Dr. Oswald Harding, after he was sworn in today (June 18), in the Senate.

“As we embark on a new legislative session, I have no doubt that Mr. Murray will be an asset to the Senate and I believe I could speak for both sides in welcoming
Mr. Murray and the contributions we expect him to make,” Senator Lightbourne said.
Senator Murray is a former member of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) young professionals group, Generation 2000 (G2K), and JLP Deputy General Secretary. He was appointed to the Senate in September 2007 by Mr. Golding, and served between 2007 and 2008.