“Insulting!” Forte Goes After Golding


Opposition Senator, Marlene Malahoo-Forte, has branded as insulting, a call from Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding, for the eight opposition Senators to “do the right thing” and vote for the three CCJ Bills now before Parliament.

Senator Malahoo Forte says when the JLP formed government, it had invited the Opposition PNP to discuss options regarding Jamaica’s final court.

But she says the current PNP-administration has never issued a formal invitation to the JLP, to sit at the discussion table.

She says instead, Senator Golding and his government colleagues have chosen to insult the Opposition and its eight lawmakers in the upper house.

Last week, the Justice Minister referred to the Opposition Senators as the “Super Eight”, as he called on them to do what’s in Jamaica’s best interest.

Writing on Facebook today, Senator Malahoo Forte said, “how dare the PNP presume that we do not have the best interest of Jamaica at heart”.

She continued, “how dare they believe that like them, for us it’s Party first all the way.”

Senator Malahoo-Forte said she’d never forget Senator Golding’s response to questions about letting the people use a referendum to decide the CCJ issue.

She says she didn’t realize how much the PNP has a distrust for the people of Jamaica and their right to to determine and decide important issues.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.