Speaker wants new parliament at PO site

The post office building on East Hill Street.

The post office building on East Hill Street.

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie says he envisions a new Parliament at the site of the General Post Office, where there are plans to eventually demolish the existing structure.

"As the member for Killarney (Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis) spoke, I had a vision of a new Parliament," Mr Moultrie said yesterday during debate on the Economic Empowerment Zone Bill 2018.

"In the words of Sir Lynden 'rising from the ashes, rising like a phoenix from the demolition ashes' of the old Post Office building.

"To see a new Parliament, not Over-the-Hill but on top of the hill."

He also noted he does not receive personal emoluments, but said he wanted to position his constituency to receive this if there were any breaches of the provisions of the empowerment bill.

"I want to put up this symbol of the Nassau Village constituency because you know when I examined the budget I saw a listing of members of Parliament and only saw 38.

"I looked through that listing and I couldn't find the member of Parliament for Nassau Village and there was no personal emoluments listed for the member for Nassau Village so I want to position Nassau Village today.

"The member of Killarney indicated that those who fall by the wayside and breach the conditions of this new bill their certificate will be cancelled, so I am positioning Nassau Village to be first on the line for the new consideration for those areas that need this economic empowerment zone."


ThisIsOurs 5 years, 12 months ago

NO. You come LAST. when unemployment is below 6%, the roads are in good working order, schools are adequately supplied, Social Services is meeting the needs of the unemployed, then and only then can we talk about your nice new office space.

Alex_Charles 5 years, 11 months ago

unemployment will never be below 6%. Actually I don't think our unemployment has ever been that long for as long as I've been live. So keep dreaming on that one/

ThisIsOurs 5 years, 11 months ago

I suppose you're right :-/

DonAnthony 5 years, 12 months ago

No. We are broke, only when our debt is completely paid off. Stop thinking of ways to waste our hard earned taxpayer dollars.

John 5 years, 12 months ago

Put the Parliment on Gladstone Road in the same building where they are putting the post office and rebuild the Post Office! Ok so now that you see what a bad decision it was to move the post office ways out there maybe it is time to start looking around for a new Parliment. But are there any records to indicate that parliament was anywhere else other than on the site where it is today? Does the country want to preserve the history of this institution? What about the building across the street that was formerly the Ministry of Finance? It can be rebuilt to include multilevel parking. Or even the former Betty K. site. Then the olf parliament can be turned into a tourist attraction, a library and preserved.

ohdrap4 5 years, 12 months ago

the people were too meek to accept vat without fiscal responsibility or foi.

now it is really disgusting because anytime they want money they just invent new taxes, and we take it.

Required 5 years, 12 months ago

I think it's a splendid idea. Given the quality of work done by our MPs, they deserve a building to match that. I say move them into the existing post office building there, and just leave it at that. (And once they're inside, lock the door and throw away the key, will you.)

newcitizen 5 years, 12 months ago

We need leadership that has a sense of responsibility. This is an irresponsible thing to say. Grow up Halson Moultrie. If you can't understand the gravity of the countries financial situation then move out of the way for someone who does.

sheeprunner12 5 years, 11 months ago

Good idea. Bay street needs to be a cultural zone with night life and family activities to revive a dead zone

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