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The Speaker of the House Halson Moultrie. (File photo)

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Speaker backs down in blocking Glenys

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie had another tense clash with opposition members in the House of Assembly yesterday after he backpedalled on his order not to allow Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin into Parliament.

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Moultrie defends move to install manual pumps

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday defended his decision to install several manual water pumps in the Nassau Village community last week amid criticism from the opposition who cited the move as “reckless” and a danger to the health of residents in the area.

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I was playing by the rules, Moultrie tells Davis

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday criticised Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis for an “inappropriate” public challenge of a decision that disallowed him the opportunity to wrap up debate on a confidence resolution in the prime min

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Do it again and Ingraham would fire Speaker’s a**

THE behaviour of House Speaker Halson Moultrie was unprecedented and overboard, according to a former deputy prime minister and a former long-time parliamentary clerk.

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Speaker doesn't rate PLP chances of success with no-confidence vote

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie said yesterday the chance of a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis succeeding is “negligible”. Nonetheless, he said the Official Opposition would be allowed to move such a motion once they meet the req

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Speaker closes down Mall debate

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie ruled yesterday that Members of Parliament will not be allowed to raise matters related to the Town Centre Mall during proceedings.

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Speaker willing to ‘risk everything’ to keep order

AS he rebuked Official Opposition members, House Speaker Halson Moultrie said he is willing to “risk everything” to maintain order and decorum in the lower chamber.

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Expanded budget for renovations at House of Assembly

RENOVATIONS and technology upgrades are planned for the House of Assembly in the upcoming fiscal year, according to Speaker Halson Moultrie.

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Parliament cell phone ban after protest goes viral

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie has ruled that visitors will be prohibited from carrying cell phones into the gallery after videos of a disturbance in Parliament last week went viral on social media.

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Moultrie set to bring in new rules for parliament

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie, hoping to make parliament independent of the executive branch, expects to give the attorney general a draft bill next week that would create a parliamentary service commission that would control the budget and administration of the Senate and House of Assembly.

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Tick tock on public disclosure for MPs

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday warned to Members of Parliament to file their public disclosures as the March 1 deadline is imminent.

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Speaker calls for amendment to eliminate 'supersized' Cabinets

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday called for an amendment to the country’s Constitution establishing an upper limit for the appointment of ministers to eliminate “supersized” Cabinets.Additionally, Speaker Moultrie said there remains an “adulte

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Moultrie promises to remain impartial

AFTER a closed door meeting with Official Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis, House Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday renewed his pledge of impartiality in mediating parliamentary proceedings.The Nassau Village MP did not go into great detail abo

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Hanna Martin absence sparks Parliament row

A ROW erupted in the House of Assembly yesterday over the absence of Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin who, according to House Speaker Halson Moultrie, was scheduled to speak yesterday afternoon.

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Committee to consider social media rules

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday reconstituted a new Rules Committee to address matters regarding parliamentary procedure specifically members’ ability to read into the House record information from social media.Bamboo Town MP Renward Wells, S


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