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Plp Ends Boycott And Returns To House Today

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South Andros MP Picewell Forbes. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

THE Progressive Liberal Party has ended its boycott of Parliament and its members will return to the House of Assembly today.

According to a statement from South Andros MP Picewell Forbes, leader of opposition business in Parliament, the PLP is satisfied that its point regarding the boycott has been “sufficiently made” regarding the conduct of the government, in particular Cabinet ministers Marvin Dames, Duane Sands and Carl Bethel in connection with the Frank Smith trial. He noted PLP Leader Philip Davis has written a letter to both the secretaries general of the Commonwealth and CARICOM, “formally bringing this egregious issue to the attention” of the international community.

Mr Dames, minister of national security, and Dr Sands, minister of health, were criticised by Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt as she gave her reasons for acquitting former PLP MP Frank Smith of bribery and extortion charges on February 1. She criticised the ministers for the “egregious” way in which they interacted with complainant Barbara Hanna prior to a police investigation into her claims, charging that their conduct gave the appearance of a “political flavour to a curious bystander.”

“The opposition is fully committed to holding the government’s feet to the fire in and out of Parliament on this critical constitutional issue and any other issue of national import,” Mr Forbes’ statement noted.

The PLP began its boycott of Parliament on Wednesday, February 13, when the four members walked out of the House of Assembly in protest of “tyrannical attitudes” in government determined to use prosecutorial powers of the Crown to target PLPs. Later that week, PLP senators also walked out of the upper chamber in protest.

Comments

sheeprunner12 1 year, 1 month ago

It was never a boycott ............. it was weak excuse to show "support" for an alleged criminal act perpetrated by a senior PEP and her cronies who worked in a Department overseen by the now Leader of the Opposition ............. The PLP has NO shame.

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licks2 1 year, 1 month ago

Now lets see that same cry for following the Westminster system of resigning after being named in a scandal before the real facts are heard! So according to a Mr Whylly's testimonies- - Mr. Davis gave Jerome Fitzgerald the e-mails that he read in the house and subsequently tried and find in the supreme court for disclosing! Mr Whylly testified that he gave the documents to Mr. Davis and Mr. Davis gave them to JF. . .who read them in the HOA!

NOW DO I BARK FOR HIM TO RESIGN? I WOULD BE A HYPOCRITE IF I DO. . .I WOULD BE LIKE THE PLP. . .TALKING DUMB CRAP!! NUMBER ONE, MR. WHYLLY COULD BE LYING. . .OR BEING PAID TO LIE ON MR. DAVIS. SO I SAY. . .INVESTIGATE. . .THEN CALL FOR HEADS!! BUT IF THE PLP WILL FOLLOW THEIR OWN STANDARD. . .THEY NEED TO MAKE MR. DAVIS RESIGN!! BUT THEY WON'T. . .CHINEKE AS USUAL!

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birdiestrachan 1 year, 1 month ago

What was said when doc walked out of the house . were these comments made by newspaper and FNM's or was it all right because it was the FNM Party

The Bahamian people deserve the FNM Government who has Increased VAT 60% Hit them where it hurts the most their pocket books.

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 1 month ago

You too stupid to understand the argument here ........... SSSSMT

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SP 1 year, 1 month ago

Now we the full complement of thieving pirates in the house. Let the stupidity continue!

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