Statement From The Chairman of the PLP
On Kay Forbes Smith Continuing As President of The Senate
For Immediate Release
13 November 2019
What is taking place in the Senate today with a debate on hurricane relief and the President of the Senate who is also in charge of hurricane relief in Grand Bahama, sitting in the chair is a natural disgrace. She is responsible for the chaos and disorder for hurricane relief in Freeport.
We thought that Kay Forbes Smith had higher public standards than this. We thought that despite the fact that she is part of a corrupt and high handed party, her personal ethics would not allow this scenario to unfold. We are satisfied that she knows better but has been led into error by listening to a craven Attorney General who is wrong on the law and whose Attorney General’s office cannot seem to win simple cases. That ought to tell the President something. Further it is shameful that her FNM colleagues are doubling down in support of this wrong doing.
The PLP has tried to bring some semblance of convention to the Senate. We have tried to point out the errors and sought to avoid personal embarrassment for her by not bringing a formal and substantive motion of condemnation.
Alas there is no sense of public shame or sensitivity, so we must do what we must.