I should have had adequate notice of ‘scandalous’ motion amendments

-Speaker says on clerk’s complaint

Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs has taken issue with what he termed “blame” being cast on him and his staff by Speaker Raphael Trotman over the delivery of amendments to a motion in a timely manner but Speaker says the amendments were “scandalous” and required careful attention.

Asked about the matter yesterday at a press conference, Trotman said he had not seen the complaint by the Clerk as set out in a letter to him, dated January 14th.  And while he added that he has the highest respect for the Clerk and his staff, he contended that the PPP/C’s amendments to Opposition Leader David Granger’s motion for an inquiry into criminal violence  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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