September 9, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
The new House Speaker and Senate President took their oath of office at the ceremonial opening of Grenada’s 11th Parliament. Dr Leo Cato is the new Speaker of the House of Representatives for Grenada succeeding former speaker Michael Pierre.
Dr Cato holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Systems Design and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Technology. His professional portfolio include outstanding service to the Government of Grenada serving in various capacities at the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development over a 20 year tenure.
The House Speaker serves as the legislature’s arbitrator and ensures that Members of Parliament abide by the rules.
Meanwhile, Dr Dessima Williams is Chester Humphrey’s successor as President of the Senate.
Dr Williams led a 40-island global climate change initiative through climate change discussions while serving as Grenada’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013 and as Chair of the Small Alliance of Small Island Developing States. She founded the Grenada Education and Development Programme in 1996, which supports the country’s students as emerging leaders.
Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell congratulated Drs Cato and Williams on their appointments.