The Parliamentary Opposition Stages Walkout Amid Speaker’s Refusal to Take Questions- This afternoon, the parliamentary opposition staged a walkout when the Speaker of the House declined to entertain questions from its members. At least two opposition MPs, including the opposition leader, made efforts to be heard, but Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert dismissed those attempts, citing the standing orders or house rules. She announced her intention to forward the matter to Parliament’s Integrity Oversight and Ethics Committee, indicating that the Parliament would have another opportunity to discuss the report.

With apparent dissatisfaction, Mr. Golding attempted to speak, but despite the installation of a new audio system, nothing could be heard from his microphone. However, the Acting Leader of Government Business, Delroy Chuck, intervened. Watch the report: