The highly anticipated no-confidence motion against Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell fizzled in the Clarendon Parish Council yesterday.
The motion which minority leader Winston Maragh gave notice of some two weeks ago, wasn't even placed on the meeting's agenda yesterday.
The minority leader in expressing his dismay at the development, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he went to the bathroom for a few minutes and when he returned, the meeting was already adjourned. He had, however, given the written motion to the council's secretary manager for the motion to be debated at a specially convened council meeting in November.
"I simply went to the bathroom for a couple minutes and when I returned the meeting was practically over," lamented Councilor Maragh.
Maragh said that when he went to the secretary manager to enquire why the motion was not on the agenda, he was told that the motion was still at the Planning and Development department.
An obviously relieved deputy mayor, Uphels Purcell, told The Gleaner/Power106 that Maragh's no-confidence motion fizzled because the minority leader wasn't getting the support from his side.
"The Labourites them realise say a time them a waste, so they aren't even wasting them time with Maragh," laughed Purcell.