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Nottage Expects “Good Behaviour” From Minnis

Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly Dr. Bernard Nottage said that when Parliament resumes today, he expects Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis to act “accordingly” and abide by the rules as he will be returning from a two-sitting suspension.

Dr. Minnis was suspended on August 7th after he refused to withdraw a statement that he made pertaining to Prime Minister Perry Christie and Canadian Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard.

That was followed by a violent scuffle in the house where several FNM parliamentarians were roughed up as they were escorted out of the lower chambers.

Dr. Nottage said he believes the FNM leader will behave himself and cooperate in today’s house sitting.

“We anticipate that he would come back to Parliament, assume his position there and work along with us to do what is best for the country,” he said.

“The government is preparing a number of legislative initiatives. These are things that have to be done. We have to make some amendments to the criminal procedure code and we have to deal with some issues like the Cash for Gold offences. We also have to deal with some of the social issues, like the protection of our children and women.”

The minister of national security also added that they have to deal with things pertaining to armed robbery as well.
Parliament will begin around 10:00 a.m but will break for a church service at 11:00 a.m. for a church service at St. Agnes Cathedral, after which they will break for lunch and return for parliament at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Nottage said he doesn’t think the opposition leader will refuse to cooperate.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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