Pepper-spray payouts on House agenda

  • Parliament reconvenes today after its winter break

    Parliament reconvenes today after its winter break


A clash between protesters and police outside the House of Assembly will be discussed by the national security minister today.

Wayne Caines will talk about the aftermath of the December 2016 events in the wake of revelations that his ministry had made a cash settlement with protesters who had brought complaints against police after pepper spray was used on them.

The confrontation came after demonstrators blocked access to Parliament to stop a debate on a controversial deal to build a new airport terminal.

Mr Caines is expected to give details on the payout, which was agreed to avoid further court actions, and is said to total $225,000.

About seven ministerial statements will also be delivered as MPs return to the House after the winter break.

David Burt, the Premier, will talk about his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, will tell MPs about plans for waste-water management.

The House will also hear an update on standards-based grading in schools from Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education.

In addition, statements on the Department of Workforce Development, the Financial Assistance programme, and the islandís policies for managing open spaces will be made.

Legislation will be tabled for updates to proceeds of crime legislation and a debate is scheduled on proposals to give greater legal protection to people with mental health problems.

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Published Feb 15, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 15, 2019 at 7:26 am)

Pepper-spray payouts on House agenda

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