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Old Vs New: PLP MPs Square Off Again

The old school rank of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) once again went head to head with the new class in the House of Assembly as debate on the controversial package of bills to amend the Bahamas Constitution continued on Monday.

This time, Marathon Member of Parliament Jerome Fitzgerald squared off with Fort Charlotte MP Andre Rollins and Marco City MP Greg Moss who have both been very vocal during the marathon debate, oftentimes challenging many senior members of his party to a shouting match.

The debate has sparked widespread controversy among MPs as hot button issues like citizenship, discrimination and gender equality are discussed.

While delivering his contribution, Mr. Fitzgerald questioned “the new generation” in the House of Assembly and their new wave of thinking.

“I listened to some of the arguments by those who propose to be new generation in this place, I listen to them very carefully, the younger ones in this place but I can tell you that the thinking that they espouse is connected to new generation thinking, I don’t want anything to do with that.”

“I don’t want to connect myself to that; I don’t want to be associated with it.”

Mr. Moss, on a point of clarification, stood to his feet asking Mr. Fitzgerald to explain exactly who his comments were directed at and assuming that he was a target.

“…If it is that you are referring to me, then I have a problem with that,” Mr. Moss said. “I have never said that I am not for gender equality, I never said that. So don’t misrepresent what I said.”

The proceedings then got heated with now former PLP Whip, Mr. Rollins entered the fray.

The shouting match got so intense, with the word liar being spewed from each side, that House Speaker Kendall Major had to summons each member to take their seats.

But the heated argument continued for a few minutes forcing the speaker to stand to his feet in a bid to bring calm to the matter.

Both members eventually backed off and the proceedings continued as planned.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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