Statement by the Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly:
The Government fully intended to proceed today with the debate and passage of amendments to the Business Licence Act. The Government discovered late Tuesday evening that a subsequent amendment to the Local Government Act would also be necessary to proceed with the debate.
The amendment to the Local Government Act was not available at the time of this morning’s sitting of Parliament.
As the Government intends to debate and pass both sets of amendments concurrently due to their being interconnected, Parliament was suspended until January 19, 2011.
The Government intends to debate and pass the amendments to the Business Licence Act and the Local Government Act at that sitting.
Editor’s NOTE: It is still highly unacceptable to agree with the fact that the Government refused, for the first time in the history of the Parliament, to not allow members to deliver holiday greetings to the People of the country.
Hubert Ingraham left the House of Assembly without telling the people he serves Merry Christmas.
For decades records of the House would record members conveying a message of well-wishes to the people of the country. Has the WUTLESS leadership in this country gone MAD? LORD HELP US!