Senators Spar Over Provisions for Disabled in Infrastructure Projects

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Government Senator, Robert Morgan, is rejecting a suggestion by the Opposition that the Holness-administration has failed to take into consideration the interest of the disabled while it’s currently implementing road and infrastructure projects.

Opposition Senator, Floyd Morris made the allegation in the Upper House today.

Senator Morgan rejected Senator Morris’ allegation saying that the Government has displayed sensitivity to the interest of the disabled while it rolls out road and infrastructure projects.

The Government Senator noted that several sidewalks are populated with impediments including utility polls.

Senator Morgan defended the Government’s track record of protecting the interest of the disabled.

Meanwhile, Senator Morgan says the new Parliamentary building which will be built in Heroes Circle will be the most disabled friendly parliament in the Caribbean.

The Government Senator was responding to comments by Opposition Senator Floyd Morris in the Senate.



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.


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