A distinction was conferred on the longest serving Speaker of the House, Alix Boyd-Knights on Monday.
She was elected to the House in 2000 and became the longest serving on commencement of her third term.
The motion was made by the Hon Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit who moved that Hon Boyd-Knights remain honourable for the rest of her life.
She was overcome with emotion when she accepted the plaque and citation.
Emiritus or emirita for a female is an adjective used to designate a retired person who has been “permitted to retain as an honorary title the rank of the last office held.