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Brown Burke apologises following verbal clash at KSAMC

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Former Kingston mayor Angela Brown Burke has apologised for her role in an ugly verbal clash with Susan Senior, councillor for the Norbrook division, during a sitting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) this morning. 

The two councillors, Brown Burke who earned her seat in the corporation on a People’s National Party (PNP) ticket and Senior who won on the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) slate, clashed after several issues and disagreements emerged from a resolution for the adoption of a flag for the municipality. 

The resolution was moved by Tosha Schwapp (JLP) of the Stony Hill division and seconded by councillor of the Mona division, Andrew Bellamy (JLP) during the monthly meeting . 

Several councillors including Duane Smith (JLP), councillor for the Chancery Hall division supported the resolution however Brown Burke expressed disappointment at the proposed yellow, blue and white coloured flag while arguing that it was an “embarrassment” 

The two hurled harsh words at each other which saw the meeting develop into an uproar for about 10 minutes as several other councillors were seen shouting and expressing their grouses