The Senate

The Senate consists of thirteen (13) non-elected Members. The members come from different sources. 
  • Seven are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister.
  • Three are appointed on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition.
  • Three are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister after he has consulted the organizations or interests which he considers the Senators should be selected to represent.
Functions of the Senate
  • To act as a House of review with responsibility for expressing second opinion in relation to legislative and other proposals initiated in the House of Representatives.

  • To ensure proper consideration of all legislation.

  • To provide adequate scrutiny of financial measures.

  • To initiate non-financial legislation as the Senate sees fit: the Senate’s capacity to initiate proposed legislation effectively means that Parliament is not confined in its opportunities for considering public issues in a legislative context to those matters covered by bills brought forward by the executive.

  • To probe and check the administration of laws and to keep itself informed and to insist on ministerial accountability for the administration of the Government.

  • To provide effective scrutiny of Government and enable adequate expression of debate about policy and government programmes.  As a parliamentary forum, the Senate is one place where a Government can be, of right, questioned and obliged to answer.

All bills must be passed by the Senate before they can become law and it has the constitutional right to reject any bill and keep on rejecting it as long as it sees fit.  It can also amend any bill, although it cannot initiate or increase the amount of any bill dealing with taxation or expenditure.

Members of the Senate

Senator the Hon. Adrain A. Thomas

Senator the Hon. Adrain A. Thomas

Minister of State with responsibility for Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries & Co-operatives
&
Leader of Government Business
Senator the Hon. David E. Andrew

Senator the Hon. David E. Andrew

Minister for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture with responsibility for Education
Senator the Hon. Gayton J. LaCrette

Senator the Hon. Gayton J. LaCrette

Minister for Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs
Senator the Hon. Gloria A. Thomas

Senator the Hon. Gloria A. Thomas

Minister of State with responsibility for Social Development and Gender Affairs
Senator the Hon. Claudette Joseph

Senator the Hon. Claudette Joseph

Attorney General of Grenada
and
Minister for Legal Affairs, Labour and Consumer Affairs
Senator the Hon. Quinc Britton

Senator the Hon. Quinc Britton

Member of the Senate
Senator the Hon. Norland Cox

Senator the Hon. Norland Cox

Member of the Senate
Senator the Hon. Salim Rahaman

Senator the Hon. Salim Rahaman

Member of the Senate
Senator the Hon. Andre Lewis

Senator the Hon. Andre Lewis

Member of the Senate

Government of Grenada

The State of Grenada consists of three islands- Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique which form the southern end of the Windward Islands.

Contact Information

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St. George's - Grenada, W.I.

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