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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.

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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

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