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Woman Led Away After Outburst In Parliament

The disruption in Parliament during the Budget

The disruption in Parliament during the Budget

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

A SURPRISING outburst from a woman in the House of Assembly gallery disrupted the Minnis administration's budget communication Wednesday morning.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest had just began to table an amendment to value added tax legislation when a woman threw several white wrist bands in the open square.

The woman, a member of the Chipman family, wore a shirt that said "Chipman strong".

"Change the system," she shouted as police pulled her away. "Our land will be returned to us, not by you but by the God we serve."

House Speaker Halson Moultrie had acknowledged the woman and her relatives at the start of the sitting. The family is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the election of their ancestor, H.N. Chipman, to Parliament, the Speaker said. Later, he called the woman's outburst "criminal" and announced she is banned from the House of Assembly for the rest of the session. He said the woman is now in police custody.

The budget communication is traditionally the most anticipated event on Parliament's calendar. This was the first outburst of the session so far.

The Chipman family has been a part of a long-running dispute over land. In the House of Assembly last year, Centerville MP Reece Chipman said maps showed his family owned the Tucker estate between Tusculum and Orange Hill "on and off West Bay Street."

Moments after his relative was pulled from the House of Assembly, Mr Chipman picked up the wrist bands she threw, mouthing "sorry" to governing party members as he walked away.

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Sickened 1 year, 5 months ago

That's her with the fake grey hair? My gosh! She goes out in public like that? And while planning to be a news cycle star.

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes ysge does so carry your own dirty self agencies

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ThisIsOurs 1 year, 5 months ago

Hmmm...people are not happy with the govt. They've taken too long to act. Everything they've done to date has been for the wealthy. When the gap between the have a and the have not increases the result is always revolution.

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

Maybe they are not what you think. . .so of us are watching the righting of our economy! By the way. . .the have are the ones who grow the economy. . .the have not work for them. . .all things being equal!! What was done for the wealthy?? Pray tell us what!! Check your history. . .all revolutions were started by the haves. . .never the have not!! You go figure that one out. . .while we have nots enjoy our sun, sand and sea. . .go cook up ya revolution somewhere else. . .but remember that yinna haves cannot have a revolution without us. . .WE NOW ROCKING WITH DOC!!! STEADY AS SHE GOES. . .FOR NOW AT LEAST! THE SHIP SAILING RIGHT UP IN NOW THERE MR. HAVES. . .WEEN ON YA RUN BOO!!

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 5 months ago

So she wanted to rant and holler before listening to the budget? Damn right - throw her out!

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

Eventually you will be thrown out too.. for your dirty deeds. Smoke on that!

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 5 months ago

Bless you son. get a real education.

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

Real education is relative.

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 5 months ago

The Chipman family have been advantage takers and followers of their own scruples and imaginary entitlement for as long as I can remember - 70+ years of dealing with their one sided arguments. They should never have been believed nor been placed as representatives for any constituency as the only constituency that they represent is themselves.

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

And at the end of your script it says ‘their property was taken by the (then all white) government because it was too much a valuable property for a black man (her grand father)) to own. So take your dutty remarks to Lyford Cay or Ole Fort Bay! Reparations will come!

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 5 months ago

That is an absolutely stupid and racist assumption. Go back and look at real history not trash given by racist anti white, oriental or other members of our community who contribute - not just expect and take.

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

Perhaps the same white man who owned the property een think that his children them on the side were right (white) enough to own the property!! Who is the mystery white man who had them half-black children and een gee them no property so? Or gee them all his property. . .and it disappeared. . .without records. . .bout inside the Chipmen's heads. . .and you! I remember when a Mr. Rahming was fighting to claim his land. . .land left by his father. . .he showed me the deeds for the land. . . we both was standing on his land at the time!! While surveying his vast stretched of land. . . I wondered: "who put Fort Charlotte on this man's land". . .land where the fort was built in 1788 and the black man just started coming around here in the 1820s and slavery was abolished around here in 1834. . . so where he got them papers from for that fort. . .you tell me!! I guess he is dead now. . .one of his children them may carry on the fight to get back fort Charlotte back into their family!!

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 5 months ago

Monkey see ........... Monkey do ........... That is how Americans deal with their scruples in Congress as well ........... Looking for attention and headlines ...............That nonsense has reached us now.

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 5 months ago

Since we are not plagued with being U.S. (a=Americans as they call themselves) we should be able to analyse their rules and standards. God forbid if we lost our historical prominence and followed the ignorant trash that so much abounds.

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TalRussell 1 year, 5 months ago

Am I remembering correctly how comrade wife Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio was on video vocally taking on MP Reecee whilst claiming the Land longs her..... maybe so, maybe not just my imagination........

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

she came into the country and into the picture years after the fact. She was trying to claim the land by squatting on it. This will be the fourth primeminister that did not give justice to the Chipman family after their land was snatched from their grandfather, the only reason being the colour of his skin was too dark.

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TalRussell 1 year, 5 months ago

Accordingly, after comrade Lyford Cay's foreign homeowners threatened use grappling hooks lift themselves over high walls Lyford Cay to drive their Bentley Motor Cars Eastwards towards House of Assembly in protest Imperial red shirts wanting amend taxes on their properties - minister finance KP, drove Westwards eats he pie in apology for even daring think doing something so offense Lyford Cay's most elite... not no maybe so but so damn true.

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

You are so dumb at times. . .squatting on prime land? What you should have said. . .YES. . .SHOULD HAVE SAID. . .is quieting. . .which is legal. . .but not in this case!! That property is owned by them black Dionisio peoples dem so. . .Chipmen them gone and put fence around it. . .Mr. D them called the po po and made Chipmen them go away!! The police with ask to see the legal deed. . .he without the deed will have to carry his tail. . .Chipmen had to carry his tail and his fence!!

Learn something for once. . . ya can't claim land by squatting in the Bahamas until being there for 12 years without any counter claim by anybody!! Quieting land need for the Supreme Court placing any Quieting Claim in the media for 14 days before granting fee simple title to any QC applicant.

Therefore, in both cases, as "hot for this land" as the Chipmens are. . .ya mean to tell me that they "sat right down" and allow their land to be given fee simple to another person and wait until now to raise hell about land that is free hold by another?

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TheMadHatter 1 year, 5 months ago

I dont understand why MP Chipman was saying "sorry" at the end. Does he not believe citizens should be allowed to speak to their overlords?

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truetruebahamian 1 year, 5 months ago

Overlords are only persona of fear and imagination. The white boogyman is never what they are are interpreted to be. Now it is time to re-evaluate the real historical contribution that they have given and made to the Bahamas that we have today. Appreciation . not blame and misplaced anger for something they never did to the populace. They had less or none outside children, they planned and they built with a future benefit in mind. They should never be responsible for others irresponsibility.

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John 1 year, 5 months ago

So what else was in the budget, because this was obviously the most exciting thing that happened in the house today, (and yesterday).

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Giordano 1 year, 5 months ago

This Bahamian family is claiming this attractive,strategically located land from a very long time and the general public deserves the right to know all the facts,from the government, regarding the claiming of such beautiful land. Who is responsible for this mysterious expropriation of a private land? Government should officially explain what is going on ? Speculation should not own a society with enacted laws and mechanisms to re-enforce such laws. An official explanation is missing. Private property should be always protected by the officials authorities democratically elected by the citizen of this nation,not stealing or neglecting the right of the legal owner of any land.

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bogart 1 year, 5 months ago

..."Private property should be always protected by the officials authorities democratically elected by the citizen of this nation, not stealing or neglecting the right of the legal owner."........ Da authoritoes exactly aforementioned has in effect the mechanism called the QUIETING OF TITLE....where anyone can claim the other persons usually the pore peoples land......some obvious description of the land may cite some owner....pldnty years ago....refer to larger portion....different but exact dimensions in situation...lot vague...but legal....publish claim to land in small print in newspapers.....generally not purchasing each daily newspapers by pore people....who owner descendent...dont know...lives on different settlement ...even move to Other island......PROCESS even negatively by natons Privy Council....even acknowledged so publictly by many lawyers....even to some as officials.....legally carrying on da nations official lawful business.....added to dis is the joining part dat dere is no OFFICIAL REGISTRY OF ALL LANDS IN DA BAHAMAS....even currently depemding on lawyers researching da CHAIN OF TITLE going back decades 40 years or more....dealling wid a place acknowledged to hav missing documents.....amd added is recording documents time period dat crook may even sell land again.....added to dis is incorrect description noted as number 1 or as lot A......added to dis is the lawyer Opinion on Title is one opinion an banks hold give out billions of dollars.....added to dis is...often times jus going through is the bestest property but seens disputes over it now gettin decrepid.....stories goes back even wid Govt situation in having to compensate owners over Driggs Hill land in Andros....NEEDS URGENT LAND REGISTRY....needs effective jail time fer people doing crookery....eliminate Quieting mechanism..

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

Do you understand what the QTA is? How it works? And as for the government taking land is called Imminent Domain. . .Constitutionally legal. . .where government can take your land for betterment of public facilities. . .never for private use!! Documents in QTA land grabs are not missing titles. . .but holders of titles are no where around. . .have not been see for many years. . .the land has not beet active for many years. . .no owner or relatives can be found. . .the Quieter researched the matter, make application before the Supreme Court, letting the judge know that the property is registered but the owner and or relatives cannot be found and the land has been dormant for years! The SC will then make an effort to find owner of relatives. . .if no show in 14 days. . .the Court transfers fee simple ownership to the Quieter. . .the new owner!

As for the news papers. . .QTA, Probates, Business Liquidations etc are all posted in the same section in the paper. . .THE LEGAL SECTION. . .where everybody looks for legal notices!

But as it goes with this site. . .mouths run faster than brains. . .research of topics is an alien. . .diarrhea of ignorance is order of the day!!

Please learn to check sources before ya shot off at the hips. . .always assume that others standing around know about the information that you are so ignorant about!!

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birdiestrachan 1 year, 5 months ago

does speaker Moultrie have the power to tell ZNS not to show this incident? The pen is mightier than the sword is no longer true. Because Mr. Moultrie could not stop it from being all over the wide world.

How is it that the Tribune has not reported that a young man was killed last night Tuesday night. Maybe no Games is not happy. But as I will always say these sad events are not FNM, PLP or DNA, it is a Bahamian Problem.

No Games has nothing to boast about.

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birdiestrachan 1 year, 5 months ago

There was a White Mr. Chipman some generations ago, The quieting of poor peoples property. Even Sidney Poitier in his book suggested that property in Cat Island belongs to his family.

Who remembers Joyce and Symonette and their lands saga.

Property was taken from many in the Family Island for bags of flour. persons signed papers not really understanding what they were signing

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killemwitdakno 1 year, 5 months ago

That's what you're going to get when you're about to give crown land and tax land before aiding ppl in claiming their ancestral land with a LAND REGISTRY.

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

I am confused here. . .what will a land registry will accomplish without a deed of free hold ownership?? Land registry ONLY records information from those who brings free hold deeds to land. . .if ya did not carry "ya land papers" in to be recorded. . .how ya expect the land recording peoples them to have ya records?

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TalRussell 1 year, 5 months ago

You've thought somehow by now comrade natives now heading towards 43 year anniversary Colony of Out Islands Independence - would've had sufficient years sort out how had 'constitutionally' granted all natives be 'Equal Land Owners' and separate from Queen be made whole as the 'Sole Financial Beneficial Shareholders In Trust' over any all Crown Lands..... thinks maybe so, maybe not.......Amen!

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birdiestrachan 1 year, 5 months ago

There was also the case where a Bahamian Judge shared the Land between the Ambrister Family and Mr: Small Things. they went to the Privy counsel and they were rewarded all of their Land. They had money,

The quieting of land is a serious problem.

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 5 months ago

The Quieting of Title Act is still on the books .......... from UBP days ......... Black bosses benefitting now

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licks2 1 year, 4 months ago

The Quiting Title Act was amended by the PLP about 30 years ago. . .both FNM and PLP governments ever since failed to gerzette the law. . .therefore it remains on the shelf. . .KEPT BY YA OWN BLACK LEADERS!!

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