Opposition Parliamentarians walk out of Parliament

by December 3rd, 2019

The Lower House descended into chaos, which resulted in a walk out by all Opposition members, due to a refusal by a government member to withdraw a comment.

This, in the wake of claims by Opposition Spokesman on Education, Peter Bunting, that his government counterpart Karl Samuda, had wrongfully ascribed motive to him.

It started with Mr. Bunting posing questions about the sexual abuse matter at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, to which Mr. Samuda provided responses, but Mr. Bunting found some of those answers lacking.

Mr. Samuda then accused the opposition member of undermining the college’s board.

Mr. Bunting, and other opposition members including leader Dr. Peter Phillips, demanded that Mr. Samuda withdrew the comment.

Mr. Samuda refused.

The upset opposition members then walked out of the house.

Government members continued with the sitting, moving on to the resolution to extend the States of Emergency and the Zones of Special Operations.