How to Address Members of The Senate

THE SENATE

The President of the Senate

The President of the Senate is formally addressed ‘Senator Honourable’.

The mode of address in:

Writing for the current President:

Senator Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson
President of the Senate
[Address]

Dear President Tavares-Finson/Dear Mr. President

……………………………………………………………………
Yours sincerely
[Signature]

Formal speech/Subsequent referrals

‘(Mister) President’
‘(Madam) President’

If the holder of this office is a Minister of Religion, the usual ‘Senator Honourable’ is recommended, except in a primarily religious context where ‘The Reverend and Honourable’ could be used if preferred.

The Deputy President of the Senate & All Other Members of the Senate

The Deputy President of the Senate and all other Senators are referred to as ‘Senator’, without the use of ‘Mr/Mrs/Miss’ both formally and informally.

Senators who are members of the Order of Jamaica or are Ministers of Government are addressed ‘Senator Honourable…..’

The mode of address in:

Writing:

Senator First Name, Last Name
Deputy President of the Senate
c/o The Houses of Parliament
[Address]

Opening Salutation:

Dear Sir/Madam (formal)
Dear Senator (Surname-optional) (semi-formal)

……………………………………………………..
Yours faithfully (formal)
Yours sincerely (semi-formal)
[Signature]

Opening Salutations:

Dear Senator (Surname-Optional)

……………………………………………………..
Yours sincerely
[Signature]

Formal Speech:

‘Senator (Surname)’ or ‘Senator’

Informally:

‘Senator’