Two temporary senators were today sworn in at Government House.
They are Barbados Labour Party stalwarts Delisle Bradshaw and John Williams, who took the oath of office before Governor General Dame Sandra Mason.
The ex-Cabinet ministers will sit in the Upper House until Senators-designate Rawdon Adams and Kay McConney are able to take up their places.
However, so far they have been unable to do so since under the Constitution of Barbados, a Senator must be an ordinary resident in the country for 12 consecutive months before being appointed.
Adams, the son of late Prime Minister Tom Adams, relocated to Barbados less than 12 months ago, while McConney currently lives in Canada and would have to resume residence on the island.
Following the official opening of Parliament on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mia Mottley took the necessary step towards amending the island’s Constitution to provide for their appointments, which will go before the Upper House for approval at its first sitting tomorrow.