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McKenzie disappointed by muzzling

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Local Government Desmond McKenzie has registered "grave disappointment" at what he called the refusal of Deputy Speaker Lloyd B. Smith to take his motion in Parliament on Tuesday concerning the "desecration" of the national flag.

In a release from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday afternoon, McKenzie asserted that Parliament was duty bound to concern itself with the issue and was the perfect place and opportunity for Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to publicly declare her condemnation of the disrespect shown to the national emblem.

"Instead, the PNP (People's National Party) used their majority to block the Opposition's attempt to speak on the matter," the release stated.

McKenzie reiterated the JLP's call for the resignation of Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris and said Simpson Miller should demonstrate that she intends to run a government of the highest integrity and respect for the people of Jamaica.