Senate elects two women to top posts

Senate elects two women to top posts
Pictured from left: Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson; Juanianne Dorsett; Senate President Katherine Forbes-Smith; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Senate Vice-President Dr. Mildred Hall; Dr. Jasmine Dareus; and Sharon Ferguson-Knowles. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Senators Dr Mildred Hall-Watson and Juanianne Dorsett were elected to serve as president and vice-president of the Upper House this morning.

Hall-Watson resigned as vice-president, and will fill the vacancy left by Katherine Forbes-Smith who stepped down as Senate president to become the managing director of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority last week.

Both women were nominated by Attorney General Carl Bethel.

Hall-Watson is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and Dorsett is an attorney and former Fox Hill MP.