Barbados Opposition Ordered Out Of Parliament

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CaribWorldNews, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Weds. April 28, 2010: The Leader of the Opposition in Barbados and a fellow MP were yesterday ordered out of the Barbados Parliament.

The removal occurred after the Speaker, Michael Carrington, asked former government minister George Payne to apologize for being disrespectful to the chair.

The opposition had been trying to get parliament to debate a matter concerning the affairs of a member of the troubled Clico insurance group, Clico International Life.

When Opposition Leader Mia Mottley intervened, an exchange ensued over the rules of the chamber and as Mottley continued to argue, the Speaker ordered the marshal of the House to remove the two MPs.

But the Speaker ruled that the matter was not one of urgent national importance.

 

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