Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Doesn’t ‘look good’


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FORMER SPEAKER OF the House of Assembly Ishmael Roett has described the controversy involving current Speaker of the House Michael Carrington as an unfortunate situation.

“I have nothing against the Speaker and the problem that he has found himself with, but it is really a matter of a moral issue and it might have exposed a great loophole in the law,” he told the WEEKEND NATION in an interview yesterday.

Roett, the longest serving head of Parliament after spending 14 years (1994-2008) in the Speaker’s chair, said if he had found himself in the position now facing Carrington he “would recuse himself until the matter was resolved fully”.

“The whole thing brings the Speaker’s role into disrepute and it doesn’t look good at all,” he added. (TS)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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