“Put pride aside and take the Prime Minister’s offer of the two Senate seats.”
This admonition to the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) comes from one of its former member of Parliament and advisors, Hamilton Lashley, who said the party need not complicate the issue with the legal nuances but should instead concentrate on the preservation of democracy.
This was in stark contrast to the advice of DLP stalwart Robert “Bobby” Morris, who posited the view that the party should accept the Senate seats only if the proposed Constitutional amendments pass muster of their legal experts.
Meanwhile, former Attorney General under the Freundel Stuart administration, Adriel Brathwaite, contended there were still many legal question marks hovering over the development, including whether the current Parliament was properly constituted, thereby allowing it to make the proposed amendments. (CLM)
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