Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says she’s ‘ashamed’ and depressed after witnessing the behaviour of parliamentarians from both the Jamaica Labour Party and the People’s National Party in the House of Representatives yesterday.
Yesterday’s sitting of the House descended into chaos when West Portland MP, Daryl Vaz, questioned whether Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr. Dayton Campbell, has a conflict of interest and should be removed from the post.
Vaz made the suggestion after Dr. Campbell and porfolio Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton exchanged heated words about the crisis affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St. James.
Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles, was forced to suspend the sitting.
Following the resumption of the sitting, Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips made an obscene gesture with his fingers.
The Ombudsman says she’ll be writing to leaders of both the PNP and the JLP regarding the behaviour of the parliamentarians yesterday.