Opposition Chides Govt for ‘Undue Haste’ in Pushing Special Zones Legislation

Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Peter Bunting, is criticizing the government for what he considers undue haste to pass the proposed legislation.

The Zones of Special Operations Bill was announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in March, three months ago.

It’s spent only three days across three weeks before the Joint Select Committee and will be sent to the House of Representatives tomorrow to be debated.

Mr. Bunting referred to the whole process as a ‘charade.’

He’s calling for the planned debate to be delayed for at least one week to allow review of submitted recommendations.

However, he was countered by MP for South Trelawny, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert.

She says the proposed legislation is needed now.

Mr. Bunting and Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Senator Mark Golding, walked out of the committee shortly after it was made clear that there’d be no delay of the proposed legislation.