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Malahoo Forte withholds response to Arthur Williams over undated resignation letters

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 11:25 PM
Malahoo-Forte ... during her contribution to the CCJ debate on October 22, said she did not sell her soul for power in reference to the undated, pre-signed letters of resignation that tied Opposition senators to the JLP's position on the court.

Opposition Senator, Marlene Malahoo Forte has declined to make a public response to allegations by her colleague Arthur Williams that her statement to the Upper House last month was a personal attack on him.

During her contribution to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) debate on October 22, Malahoo Forte said she did not sell her soul for power in reference to the undated, pre-signed letters of resignation that tied Opposition senators to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) position on the court.

 

Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte speaking in the Senate on October 22

However, while making his contribution to the debate this morning, Senator Williams said he felt that Malahoo Forte's comments were a direct personal attack on him.

Williams said Malahoo Forte should explain why she signed the letter given that her October statement suggested that she signed it for reasons other than what he had originally said.

 

Opposition Senator Arthur Williams

Williams had said the resignation letters were to have been submitted if any senator deviated from the JLP's position for a referendum for the CCJ.