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House Speaker recuses himself





House Speaker Michael Carrington recused himself from the chair at the start of today’s sitting of Parliament.

He took the action after the newly appointed leader of Opposition business in the House Santia Bradshaw raised strong objection to the Speaker remaining in his seat, in light of a publicised legal dispute between Carrington, who is an attorney, and one of his clients.

The Speaker immediately left the lower chamber and was replaced by Deputy Speaker Mara Thompson.

It was unclear whether this situation would obtain for the full duration of today’s session.


45 Responses to House Speaker recuses himself

  1. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams January 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Hmm Hmm……The alpineism in this one strong.

  2. Ms. Bemused January 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Well done Santia!!! We had enough of these less than honourable persons sitting in positions of honour. Be gone with you, go and give that man his money.

  3. Katrina P Lewis
    Katrina P Lewis January 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Quit that job

  4. Cumberbatch Sophia
    Cumberbatch Sophia January 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Hahahahahhahaha that serves him right

  5. Jason Bowen
    Jason Bowen January 13, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I thought this was a civil matter as opposed to a criminal matter

    • Corey Johnson
      Corey Johnson January 13, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Isn’t fraud / theft a crime?

    • Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne
      Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne January 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      not about to play potatoe/potata with this one…his actions speak to his character..

    • Jason Bowen
      Jason Bowen January 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      You are right about character but a civil case is way different from a crimnal case.

    • Michael Smart
      Michael Smart January 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Jason Bowen, go to the head of the class! Please continue to explain the difference, and as it relates to the constitution.

  6. Donna January 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I have voted DLP since Errol Barrow cast a spell on me as a teenager and convinced me that he was, like my father, working for a better life for me. As an adult I became more aware that, like my real father, he was human and therefore not perfect. I still believe, however, that his ultimate goal was a better life for me. I am not a “yardfowl” nor a member of the DLP nor a sworn enemy of the BLP as they have their role to play. Thank you, Ms. Bradshaw for accomplishing what none of my friends thought would happen. If it had not happened I would have given up all hope for Barbados. If this remains the case, then maybe, just maybe, I shall actually vote in the next election. For whom? I really don’t know.

  7. Rico Seale
    Rico Seale January 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    santia int playing wid dat new post lol right move

  8. Stephen D Stewart
    Stephen D Stewart January 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Honourable ….

  9. Stephen D Stewart
    Stephen D Stewart January 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Honourable ….

  10. Ayo-Ololara Ifeoma Nomande
    Ayo-Ololara Ifeoma Nomande January 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm


    • Santini More
      Santini More January 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you for sharing that info…The facts are the facts & we all should understand them.

    • Michael Smart
      Michael Smart January 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Is this a civil or criminal case. Doesn’t the above relates to a criminal offense

    • Jason Lewis
      Jason Lewis January 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      The case is civil so unless he declares bankruptcy to avoid paying the gentleman he in the clear

  11. Aileen Smith
    Aileen Smith January 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Don’t lawyers have a code of ethics? Only in Barbados can an attorney do such and still hold office. Where does the PM stand on this thievery.

  12. Santini More
    Santini More January 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    He needs to ‘recuse’ himself permanently from that position.

  13. Caraann Wiltshire
    Caraann Wiltshire January 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Very Interesting!!!

  14. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne January 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    He’s a next attorney I cyar stand…

  15. Ramon Maynard
    Ramon Maynard January 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    He got nerve showing up for Parliament today. The PM should have since met with him and asked for his resignation. Failing that he should be sacked.

  16. Levi Mayers
    Levi Mayers January 13, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Well done miss Bradshaw and hats off to you miss mottley for making the bold move to get some fresh young blood involved

  17. PhatKat Kalonji
    PhatKat Kalonji January 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    He shud recuse himself from earth

  18. Artneal Bear Abbey
    Artneal Bear Abbey January 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Very good move sanita. It shows you are a strong woman, a woman that should lead Barbados one day.

  19. Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey
    Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey January 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Immediate dismissal as per any job in this land for that kind of offense.

  20. Angus B Post
    Angus B Post January 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Lol. …appropriate the ppl money. ..DEM ain’t got no shame at all

  21. Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne
    Marsha Peppa Fly Hinds-Layne January 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    he has now further set ground that he should resign..

  22. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole January 13, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    He ain’t got no shame. Turning up and taking the seat as the speaker in the house as though nothing happened.

  23. Sharon Sealy
    Sharon Sealy January 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Askin a question here….
    If the money is not paid in 28 days can he be jailed or an extension granted?

  24. Richard Blair
    Richard Blair January 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    it seems that parliament maybe soon be empty of lawyers Marshall be careful

  25. Gloria Mendes
    Gloria Mendes January 13, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    He should resign from his position as speaker of the house effective immediately.

  26. Lynn Lucas
    Lynn Lucas January 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Opposition did bring it to the HOA, deputy speaker referred the matter to the committee of privileges. World be surprised if we hear anything else about it. Remember the gun in parliament incident?? Seems to have been “shot” down!!

  27. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase January 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Stupse. …. if the truth came out all would recuse themselves.

  28. Ouida Burnham
    Ouida Burnham January 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Shame shame shame shame shame who does the social media shames not we ourselves who is going to tell lies for who now Heavenly Father we need you to plead our cause

  29. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields January 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    @ Michael Smart, when D Head bad D whole body BAD!

  30. Andrew Hulsmeier
    Andrew Hulsmeier January 13, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    So that’s how you spell it

  31. Eve Phillips
    Eve Phillips January 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm


  32. Anthony Angus
    Anthony Angus January 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I love you miss Bradshaw

  33. DAP January 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Some may say sin is sin but the biggest sin is gossip and that is what we love to do because gossip can get one hurt in many ways and even kill,life is so funny that ppl that leaving comments are no better than those that they are commenting about,we must need to clean our own backyards first before we can judge others,and all of us have a skeleton in our closet just waiting to come out.
    A man is innocent until proven guilty let us wait until the outcome
    before we do what we are great at [judge]

  34. Common Sense is NOT so common! January 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Honourable … Miss Mia Mottley in NationNews on a jetski in a bathing suit … soon after I can still hear Miss Santia Bradshaw saying she must be respected … Hmmmm …… Honourable

  35. Corey "Beenie Man" Barrow January 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Kudos to you Santia,ppl tend to focus on d “common criminal”,while white collar crime is so prevalent yet alot of it gets “covered up”,smh

  36. gg January 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    First let me say,these ministers have the wrong title honorable is GOD.there are not honorable honorable, means leadership or head would a leader do that HE HAVE BROUGHT SHAME TO THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE ISLAND, SHOULD ANY ONE HAVE TO TELL HIM TO STEP DOWN GOOD GOD HAVE SOME INTEGRITY


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