When Parker took the oath of office yesterday, he swore, “I Calvin Hendren Parker do swear that I will faithfully bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors according to law, so help me God.”
The new senator worked in the public sector for over nine years in most of the ministries, but particularly the Fisheries Division.
He spent the last three of those years working as the deputy financial secretary with special responsibility for Capital Development and Public Sector Investment.
Parker also served on the board of directors of both the Central Marketing Corporation (CMC) and the Agriculture Development Corporation, as the official representative of the Ministry of Finance.
Parker had a brief stint at the Antigua Barbuda Development Bank (ABDB) as chief enterprise development officer.
Meanwhile, Shanique Fortune was named the 17 senator to fill the remaining seat in the Upper House. She is the Barbuda Council’s nominee.
Two weeks ago, former opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator Harold Lovell resigned, saying he wanted to give a younger person the opportunity to serve. He was replaced by Damani Tabor.