Parliamentarians Should Apologise
The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), has added its voice to calls being made for the parliamentarians, who were involved in Tuesday’s uproar in The House, to apologise.
Tuesday’s sitting of parliament broke down with The Opposition staging a walk out following a heated exchange between members of both sides trading insults and the Marshall being abused.
The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has since called for Deputy House Speaker Lloyd B. Smith, to step down, in light of a controversial ruling regarding JLP member, J. C. Hutchinson.
In a statement last evening the JCC, says it shares the concern of several Jamaicans over the behaviour of the parliamentarians.
General Secretary of the JCC, Reverend Gary Harriott says the church group condemns the behaviour displayed.
Reverend Harriott says while robust debate in parliament is expected, it must be conducted in a peaceful and respectful atmosphere.
He says the Council is gravely disappointed in the behaviour that took place and is concerned about the negative influence it may have on the society, especially the youth.
Reverend Harriott says the council wants the parliamentarians involved, to issue a public apology.