Speaker bans Manickchand over ‘dastardly’ comments

Education Minister Priya Manickchand was yesterday afternoon banned from speaking during the 2014 budget debate by Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman for refusing to apologize to APNU MP Jaipaul Sharma over remarks she made.

Manickchand’s offending remarks came while she was heckling APNU MP Volda Lawrence. Lawrence was at the time stating that more needed to be done to assist young women who were victims of sexual assault including statutory rape. Manickchand then heckled that APNU had to ask in house about certain allegations.

Trotman stepped in and said he would not tolerate such language and heckling in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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