UWP Group Accuses Jeremiah Norbert Of Authority Abuse – St. Lucia Times

The content originally appeared on: St. Lucia Times News

The United Workers Party Micoud North Constituency Branch is expressing its disgust at the recent display of abuse of authority by Hon. Jeremiah Norbert when provided with the opportunity to execute his role as Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

During the February 13th sitting of Parliament Hon. Jeremiah Norbert presided over the meeting of the House in the absence of Speaker Claudius Francis.

During the sitting of Parliament in question, Leader of the Opposition and Member for Micoud

South Hon. Allen Chastanet signaled his intention to make a contribution to the debate on the Government’s motion to secure a loan of EC $100 Million.

In the back and forth which ensued, Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre expressed his willingness to yield to the Leader of the Opposition.

Notwithstanding Speaker Jeremiah Norbert ruled to disallow the Leader of the Opposition to make his contribution his contribution.

We remind Hon. Jeremiah Norbert that the people of Micoud North invested in him as a young man at the July 2021 polls.

Micoud North constituents granted the Honorable member the opportunity and privilege to represent our interest.

We are therefore disappointed to note that having been provided with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution, Hon. Jeremiah Norbert seeks to pervert the privilege of presiding Speaker of Parliament by denying Leader of the Opposition and member for Micoud South the opportunity towards vital debate in the house.

The UWP Micoud North Constituency Branch is certainly appalled by the arrogance and disdain demonstrated by the first time Parliamentary Representative.

We advise the Honorable Micoud North representative that he should in the future seek to observe humility and professional integrity in the dispensation of his duties as Speaker of Parliament.

The constituents of Micoud North will continue to monitor and hold you accountable.

We remind the Micoud North MP that the trust and opportunity we invested in him was not a gift but a responsibility. Be advised that the privilege you now enjoy is granted by the people of Micoud North.

We look forward to greater respect and impartiality by Hon. Norbert in his future engagements as Speaker of Parliament when the opportunity presents.

SOURCE: United Workers Party Micoud North Constituency Branch

Please note that comments are moderated. When commenting, please remember: 1) be respectful of all, 2) don’t make accusations or post anything that is unverified, 3) don’t include foul language, 4) limit links, 5) use words, not volume, and 6) don’t add promotional content. Comments that do not meet the above criteria or adhere to our “Commenting Policy” will not be published.