Speculation has started about who the Prime Minister will appoint as senator to replace Pearnel Charles Jr who resigned to contest the Clarendon South East Constituency by-election. Mr. Charles was nominated to represent the JLP in the by-election that takes place March 2. The PNP is not contesting the election.
Mr. Charles resignation leaves a vacancy on the JLP side of the senate that now has 12 members rather than the full complement of 13.
Prime Minister Holness is expected to make the appointment before Cabinet meeting on Monday.