Opposition To “Protest Strongly” At Next Sitting Of Parliament


Opposition Members of Parliament say they will ‘protest strongly’ at the next sitting of the House of Representatives.

The MPs are upset over comments made by Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Karl Samuda, which sparked a heated exchange among members and subsequently a walkout by Opposition members.

The row was sparked when Opposition Spokesman on Education, Peter Bunting, took Minister Samuda to task, regarding the appointment of a new board at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

But, Mr Samuda refused to withdraw a comment which Mr Bunting felt was a breach of Parliament’s standing orders.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Business in the Lower House, Dr Morais Guy told our news centre that Mr. Samuda attempted to bully the Opposition MPs.

Dr. Guy says he expects Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Senior, to make a ruling on the matter.

Dr. Morais Guy, Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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