BLP threatens action
Mottley to seek alternative way to stop Carrington issue from dragging on
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has vowed not to stand idly by while the Committee of Privileges delays presenting its report on Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to Parliament.
Though she did not state what action would be taken or how soon, Mottley told a Barbados Labour Party meeting at the St George Secondary School last night that the Opposition may have no alternative but to take an alternative route to prevent the situation from dragging on.
The committee began hearing the matter involving Carrington, who was involved in a legal dispute with a former client over $210,000, in January.
Carrington, who had recused himself from the chair on the day the matter was raised in Parliament, returned to his seat at the next sitting, prompting an Opposition walkout with a vow not to return until his conduct had been fully investigated and a report brought to the House.
“The Barbados Labour Party has agreed to participate in a process with the Committee of Privileges. We have three members sitting on that committee. That committee finished its work. It has been deliberating on a report now for three weeks,” Mottley noted.
“We are not foolish. The House does not meet for another two and a half weeks; you cannot fool the people. If the committee has no more work to do, bring the report to Parliament and if you don’t bring the report to Parliament, we will do what we have to do. Stay tuned, one day coming soon.”