Op­po­si­tion ready to spar with Gov’t over clean-up pro­gramme

Jamaica Gleaner - - FRONT PAGE - Ro­mario Scott Gleaner Writer

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

AP

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