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House: bribery motion to be debated soon

Parliament will soon debate a motion to look into “serious allegations of extortion and bribery made against sitting ministers of the Government”.

The motion was brought by Opposition MP Wayne Furbert in an earlier session of the House of Assembly.

Randy Horton, the Speaker of the House, has ruled that the motion should be placed on the order paper for the next meeting.

“I do not expect it to sit on the order paper as some other motions have sat,” Mr Horton said.

The motion calls for the Governor to issue a Commission of Inquiry consisting of a minimum of three commissioners chosen from outside the Island.

The allegations are against former Premier Craig Cannonier, home affairs minister Michael Fahy and former Attorney-General Mark Pettingill “as contained in the affidavit of developer Mr Michael MacLean, dated 2 July, 2015 and filed in certain Supreme Court proceedings”.

With the motion placed on the orders, Mr Horton told MPs: “I expect it to be brought forward.”

Mr MacLean's allegations, which concerned his waterfront development proposal, were widely publicised over the summer, and scathingly dismissed by Senator Fahy and Mr Pettingill.

Wayne Furbert, the Progressive Labour Party MP

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Published November 27, 2015 at 11:20 am (Updated November 30, 2015 at 2:59 am)

House: bribery motion to be debated soon

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