Opposition Senator Robert Montague this morning drew the ire of the President of the Senate, Floyd Morris, as the upper house of parliament began debate on recent amendments to the Municipalities Act.

Senator Montague is opposed to the amendments.

The changes were made to allow Acting Mayor Leon Thomas, to continue leading the Portmore Municpality, rather than afford residents of the Sunshine City the opportunity to vote for a permanent replacement for the late George Lee.

In making his contribution to the debate on the amendments today, Senator Montague began by conveying a message of goodwill to ailing Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke.

But he then segued from that message, into criticizing recent controversial statements made by Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson.

Senator Montague then earned a mild rebuke from the Senate President when he again attempted to veer from the subject of the debate.

President Morris wielded his power in the chamber by ordering Senator Montague to take his seat, after the Opposition member again refused to stick to the script.

Senate President Floyd Morris and before him Opposition Senator Robert Montague.