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Parliament packed ... spectators hoping to hear Holness being turned back

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 2:43 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Security personnel have started to turn away spectators descending on Gordon House to hear Prime Minister Andrew Holness make his first contribution to the Budget Debate as head of government.

Several persons left disappointed while others expressed their frustration after they were informed that the gallery inside the Chamber was at its capacity.

"Not even ants can hold," one security official was heard telling her colleague manning the entrance to the Parliament.

"Every seat is full," a police sergeant later told people standing in line outside Gordon House.

Several persons, who claimed they are from Holness' St Andrew West Central constituency, expressed disappointment at not being allowed to see their Member of Parliament contribute to the Budget Debate.

"Nuh we put him deh, why we can't see him. This a gross disrespect," one woman complained.