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JLP blasts Nicholson's 'disrespectful' treatment of suspended Malahoo Forte

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2015 | 10:13 PM
A.J. Nicholson (left), Dr Horace Chang (top right) and Marlene Malahoo Forte. Dr Horace Chang says he found it disturbing that Nicholson at one point sought to prevent Malahoo Forte from retrieving her handbag and later attempted to have her taken from the ladies room and brought to the floor of the Senate.

The opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has blasted Leader of Government Business in the Senate A.J. Nicholson for what it describes as his disrespectful treatment of suspended Senator, Marlene Malahoo Forte.

The Senate voted yesterday to suspend Malahoo Forte until she provides President Floyd Morris with a letter supporting her claim that the Judicial Committee of the United Kingdom Privy Council had expressed an interest in travelling to Jamaica to hear cases.

READ: SUSPENDED! - Morris excludes Malahoo Forte from Senate pending letter supporting claims

In a statement released today, JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang charged that Nicholson, who is also Foreign Affairs Minister, moved to have Malahoo Forte suspended while she was on a bathroom break.

Chang says he found it disturbing that Nicholson at one point sought to prevent Malahoo Forte from retrieving her handbag and later attempted to have her taken from the ladies room and brought to the floor of the Senate.

The JLP General Secretary said such conduct is disgusting and cautioned that it has no place in modern Jamaica.