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Nicholson tells Opposition to stop 'belly aching' over Parliament building

Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 1:34 PM
A.J. Nicholson - File

Daraine Luton, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

A.J. Nicholson, the Leader of Government Business in the Senate, today told his opposition number in the chamber to stop 'belly aching' about the state of Gordon House and think about constructing a new parliament building.

During debate on the Disabilities Bill in the Senate, Opposition Senator Tom Tavares-Finson said it is hypocritical of legislators to be passing a law which requires business and other public places to be retrofitted within two years while the parliament building is inaccessible to wheelchairs.

Nicholson, responding to the observation, said the need to have the current parliament building accessible to the disabled is beyond debate.

He said, however, that Gordon House, the seat of the nation's parliament is old and the focus should be on the construction of a new building at Heroes Circle, Kingston.


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