Opposition Storms Out of Parliament

Opposition MPs this afternoon walked of Parliament over the government’s controversial multi-million dollar de-bushing and drain cleaning project that took place right before the local government elections.

The Opposition wanted Prime Minister Andrew Holness to make a statement on the matter in Parliament.

The programme has been a point of contention since it was rolled out weeks before the Local Government elections.

The Opposition has threatened to withdraw bi-partisan support from the government if the matter is not properly addressed.

However, Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Derrick Smith could not confirm if Prime Minister would make a statement today.

South East St Andrew Member of Parliament Julian Robinson deemed that answer unacceptable.

Mr. Robinson insisted the parliament was an appropriate place to address the issue.

The Opposition walked out of the chamber when it became clear the Prime Minister would not be making a statement on the matter.