Nation e-Edition

MPs: Stop playing politics

MPs: Stop playing politics MP Denis Kellman

Tue, December 18, 2012 - 6:06 PM

Denis Kellman, Kenny Best and Patrick Todd called for better examples from their parliamentary colleagues after tempers flared over the costs of gloves in the House of Assembly today.

Kellman said it was “regrettable” that such an important debate as the resolution for a $9 million supplementary to fund the national HIV-AIDs programme was clouded in politics.

He, therefore, called on colleagues to be more concerned about Barbados being able to go to the Washington-based World Bank for loans to protect Barbadians’ lives, rather than coming to the House “playing politics and downgrading a serious debate” because a general election was drawing nigh.

Kellman called on Opposition Member of Parliament, Rawle Eastmond, who was in the House at the time, to use his seniority to help lift the debate.

Best, meanwhile, said he could not understand why there would be a political divide and attempts to score political points over the price of medical gloves, which had been the subject of heated words between Opposition MP William Duguid and Minister of Health Donville Inniss. (RJ)

Full story in tomorrow's MIDWEEK NATION

  • Editor's Choice

Share your thoughts

Please sign in or register to post your comments.

Latest Videos

Quick Poll

Do you believe that the Barbados Bar Association has been effective in dealing with cases of theft when they have been brought before them?

View Past Polls

Stay Connected to Your World

Join Your Friends & Our Community

Your Friends' Activity

Daily Cartoons

  • September 19, 2014 - 2014 09 19
  • September 18, 2014 cartoon - 2014 09 18
  • Wednesday, Sept 17 2014 TOON - 2014 09 17