‘Time Will Tell If I Pay A Price For My Vote Against SOE Extension’ – Bunting

Central Manchester Member of Parliament, the People’s National Party’s Peter Bunting, says only time will tell if he’ll pay a political price for his vote against extending the current State of Public Emergency in three western parishes.

Mr Bunting was the only MP on either side of the political divide to vote against the resolution to extend the special security measure in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland by 90-days.

Forty-four of 63 MPs voted in favour of the resolution in the House of Representatives Tuesday night.

17 were absent.

Mr Bunting says many of his colleagues have expressed admiration for his stance, even while noting they disagree with him.

He says the continuous extensions of the States of Public Emergency are a breach of the Jamaica’s Constitution.

Mr. Bunting says that’s the view of all the constitutional experts.

When asked if he voted against the resolution to stand out among his potential political rivals for leadership of his party in the future, this was Mr Bunting’s response.

Peter Bunting, Central Manchester Member of Parliament, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Kelly.



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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