Opposition ready to spar with Gov’t over clean-up programme
Power company workers cut a tree branch that fell during the passing of Hurricane Otto in Cardenas, Nicaragua, yesterday. Otto made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast on Thursday as a dangerous Category Two storm, but it faded to tropical storm force before emerging over the eastern Pacific early Friday. THE PARLIAMENTARY Opposition is declaring that cooperation between itself and the Government in the Lower House will not be guaranteed.
Leader of Opposition Business in the Lower House of Parliament Phillip Paulwell yesterday told The Gleaner that the standoff between the Government and the Opposition over the $600 million islandwide clean-up programme being carried out by the National Works Agency has left the Opposition with limited options.
“We are not going to tolerate this and whatever it takes to ensure that the Government gets the message, we intend to do that,” Paulwell said while adding that the Government has compromised the good faith between the Government and Opposition.
Paulwell, the member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, is also claiming that the Government has breached an agreement it had with the Opposition regarding how matters relating to works