Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
No

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament
Chamber name
Senate
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
No information available

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Dessima Williams (Female)
Term
31 Aug 2022
Additional information

Elected on 31 Aug. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Andrew Augustine (Male)
Term
01 Feb 2019
Notes

Appointed on 1 Feb. 2019.

Members

Statutory number of members
13

Notes: Appointed by the Governor General.

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Appointed members
13
Current number of members
13
Men
9
Women
4
Percentage of women
30.8%
Statutory number of members per country 
28
Population (in thousands)
125
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
4,464

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
Click for historical data
Youngest member
Norland Cox (Male)
Youngest member (years)
42
Oldest member
Brenda Hood (Female)
Oldest member (years)
66
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No