South West St. Andrew MP, Dr. Angela Brown-Burke, may face sanction next week for her actions in Parliament yesterday.
Dr. Brown Burke strongly rebuffed South West St. Catherine MP, Everald Warmington, for an off-mic remark when she rose on a point of order.
Dr. Brown Burke was protesting Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke’s use of the term “Maasa Mark” when referencing the Opposition Leader as part of his closing budget presentation.
It’s understood that Mr. Warmington’s sotto voce comment suggested that the Finance Minister’s use of the term was not unparliamentary, noting that Mr. Golding is allegedly a descendant of a slave master.
House Speaker, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, urged Dr. Brown Burke to withdraw her remarks.
But, the South West St. Andrew MP refused to do so on what she referred to as the Speaker’s terms.
She later walked out of the sitting alongside her fellow PNP colleagues.
Later, at the end of yesterday’s proceedings, Mrs. Dalrymple-Philibert insisted that Dr. Brown-Burke’s behaviour was unbecoming of a Parliamentarian.
Mr. Warmington also chided the House Speaker, believing her to be overly lenient.
He called for Dr. Brown-Burke to face censure.
Marissa Dalrymple-Philibert, Speaker of the House of Representatives and before her, Everald Warmington.