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    • Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for East Portland, Ann Marie Vaz, was sworn in today (April 16), during the sitting of the House of Representatives.
    • After taking the Oath of Office, the MP was welcomed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, as well as other Members of Parliament on both sides of the House.
    • Mrs Vaz was sworn in following her victory in the by-election held on Thursday, April 4. This followed the death of the incumbent MP, Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, in February.

    Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for East Portland, Ann Marie Vaz, was sworn in today (April 16), during the sitting of the House of Representatives.

    After taking the Oath of Office, the MP was welcomed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, as well as other Members of Parliament on both sides of the House.

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second right), greets new Member of Parliament for East Portland, Ann Marie Vaz, after she took the Oath of Office during the sitting of the House of Representatives on April 16. Others (from left) are Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw; Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon Nigel Clarke; and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight responsibility for the Education Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda.

     

    Mrs Vaz was sworn in following her victory in the by-election held on Thursday, April 4. This followed the death of the incumbent MP, Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, in February.

    As a result of the by-election, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party has a 34-29 majority in the Lower House.

    New Member of Parliament for East Portland, Ann Marie Vaz, is greeted by her husband and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, after she took the Oath of Office, during the sitting of the House of Representatives, today (April 16).