President of the Nevis Island Assembly, Hon. Michelle Jan Slack has advised parliamentarians that she expects them to maintain decency and respect, and conduct themselves in a fit and proper manner when engaging each other in the Honourable House.
Hon. Slack, LL.B (Hons), LL.M (Dist), a practicing attorney in a private law firm on Nevis, was elected to preside over the Assembly during the opening session of the new parliamentary term on January 19, 2023. Delivering remarks, she outlined her expectations as to the conduct of Members of Parliament on the Government and Opposition benches during debate proceedings.
“My role here is to ensure that the rules to govern these proceedings as set out in the National Assembly Elections Act and Scheduled Standing Orders are observed so that order, respect for each other and the due seriousness which ought to attend the matters we are dealing with here are maintained.