PLP stops Tucker’s Point SDO debate in its tracks – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

PLP stops Tucker's Point SDO debate in its tracks

The Progressive Labour Party stopped tonight's Senate debate in its tracks as the Tucker's Point SDO appeared to hang on the vote of Senate President Carol Ann Bassett.

Junior Environment Minister David Burt interrupted proceedings to “rise and report progress” meaning it will recommence at a later date from where it left off.

Earlier, Independent Senators Joan Dillas-Wright and Walwyn Hughes had both indicated they were against the SDO, along with the three United Bermuda Party Senators.

With all five PLP Senators expected to vote in favour, that would have left the votes level at five each, with everything hinging on Senator Bassett, who was due to speak last.

Premier Paula Cox and a host of Cabinet Ministers were in the public gallery along with protesters as the debate continued towards 10pm, before Sen Burt's intervention.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published March 18, 2011 at 11:00 pm (Updated March 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm)

PLP stops Tucker's Point SDO debate in its tracks

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon