Carrington matter sent back to Parliament

After two sittings of the Committee of Privileges the matter involving Speaker of the House of Assembly Michael Carrington has been sent back to the Lower House for consideration.

Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington (File photo)
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington (File photo)

Barbados TODAY has learned that the decision was taken after heated exchanges among the committee members at the January 26 meeting.

The Committee of Privileges is usually chaired by Speaker Michael Carrington – for whom St John MP Mara Thompson deputized in this matter. The other members are Attorney General and St Philip South MP Adriel Brathwaite, St Philip West MP Dr David Estwick, St Michael North MP Ronald Toppin, St Michael South East MP Santia Bradshaw and St Michael East MP Trevor Prescod.

During the first sitting of the House this year Bradshaw, the newly appointed Leader of Opposition Business, raised the issue of Carrington’s non-payment of money to former client John Griffiths. She had asked that Carrington either speak on the matter or recuse himself.

Carrington left his seat for that session of Parliament and Thompson referred the matter to the Committee of Privileges.

However, he returned for the subsequent two sittings, sparking a walkout of Opposition MPs and a promise that they would not participate in any sitting over which he presided.

The matter that sparked the controversy was settled last week with Griffiths’ attorney receiving the outstanding funds from Carrington.

4 Responses to Carrington matter sent back to Parliament

  1. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole February 2, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    This is the year for revelations on who is really a leader. The PM has a thing or two to learn from the Prime Minister of Trinidad. She did not tell the guilty to get attorneys. She simply asked them to resign and the one who did not resign was fired.

  2. Drian Xyers
    Drian Xyers February 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

    That Prime Minister we have there something is seriously wrong with him….maybe he and Carrington is on the down low and they stirring the same pot.

  3. andrew February 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Ibarbados is a sad place as far as corruption is . ….these fraternities in bim does encourage it members in white color crimes

  4. wayne February 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    . It appears that the we wont keep the hatred from the mighty ,and the mighty from the small, If power means this much,what can be expected if and when it’s achieved?


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