Opposition Withdraws Censure Motion Against House Speaker


Opposition MP, Julian Robinson, has withdrawn a motion to censure the Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles, for allegedly misleading the House regarding the Auditor General’s Special report into the scandal-hit, Caribbean Maritime University, CMU.

Mr. Robinson had previously pushed for the motion to be debated today.

However, the Speaker of the House at the start of today’s sitting said he had no intention of covering up or misleading the House.

Pearnel Charles, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Auditor General’s Special report on the CMU was tabled on Tuesday, January 21.

However, Auditor General, Pamela Munroe Ellis, told a committee of Parliament that the report had been sent to Gordon House weeks before.

Mr. Robinson in his motion said during the sitting of the House on January 14, the Speaker misled the Parliament by erroneously and unequivocally suggesting that he’d not received the report.

However, after hearing the Speaker’s response this afternoon, Mr. Robinson withdrew his motion.

Julian Robinson, Member of Parliament for South East St. Andrew.

He was speaking during today’s sitting of the House of Representatives.

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