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Bill dead in the water

KIMBERLEY CUMMINS,

Added 08 November 2018

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Independent Senator Kevin Boyce (FILE)

Government on Wednesday night suffered a major defeat in the Senate on a motion that would have amended the Constitution of Barbados.

It was an unusual occurrence, as the Mia Mottley-led administration has a majority and no constitutional amendment has been known to be defeated post-Independence.

Eight of the 17 senators present voted against the amendment, leaving Government with nine votes, short of the two-thirds majority needed for the bill to be passed. Three senators were absent.

The matter surrounding the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2018 drew to a head when Independent Senator Kevin Boyce opposed it. (SDB Media)

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