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Statement From Obie Roberts

PLP National Vice Chairman

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames misleads Parliament on the Quakoo Street Community Center

For Immediate Release

12th June 2019

I refer to comments made by Minister Marvin Dames on the Quakoo Street Community Center during his budget debate in the House of Assembly on Tuesday June 11, 2019

Regarding the occupancy and use of the community center, which held immense   historical and social importance to the late  PLP Chairman, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister the Hon. Bradley B. Roberts, I state that  NO ACTION, NO EVICTION, NO ADVERSE WORDS, NO ADVERSE INTENT has been taken in reference to above said property.

The demeaning remarks made by Minister Dames against relevant family members was unparliamentary  and unseemly for a Cabinet Minister, which reflects cowardice as it is an abuse of parliamentary privilege.

If Mr. Dames is smarting from my recent scathing critique of his judicially condemned ministerial conduct and the poor and corrupt governance by the FNM, he can man up and speak to me face to face.

The facts are that negotiations are ongoing between the relevant persons of the said property and the appropriate government agencies regarding this building and its future use.

While the FNM government  rolls out the red carpet and spares no expense in leasing private properties from whom  they see fit, they expect decisions to be made on the Quakoo Street property in the absence of clearly defined leasing terms, conditions and general qualifying information that are either incomplete, insufficient or unavailable. 

I call on Minister Dames to find some better way of making use of his waning fifteen minutes of political fame.