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All Opposition Parliamentarians 'Have Filed Public Disclosures'

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PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell.

By RICARDO WELLS

Tribune Staff Reporter

rwells@tribunemedia.net

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell confirmed on Friday that all Opposition parliamentarians have filed their public disclosures.

The former Fox Hill MP and Senator said all of his colleagues had “complied with the provisions of the Public Disclosures Act 1967 by filing the executed form A.”

When contacted on Friday, Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said he could not confirm the status of every members’ filings, claiming he was “busy with other party business.”

On Wednesday, House Speaker Halson Moultrie urged all parliamentarian to meet their obligation, and file ahead of the March 1 deadline.

Speaking from his chair on Wednesday, Speaker Moultrie said: “I am reminded of the statement that comes over the broadcast when you’re travelling… if you’re beginning to have difficulty breathing, oxygen masks will be lowered and you are advised to put that oxygen mask on and breathe normally.”

“If you have intention to assist anyone put your mask on first. And so I have put my mask on and made my declaration before giving you notice now.

“We are also at another critical stage at this time… when hurricanes approach you have an alert, then you have hurricane watch, and a hurricane warning. We are at the warning stage now, so you have approximately 48 hours to complete the declaration.

“Honourable Members be guided accordingly,” he added.

The Public Disclosure Act empowers only two people to act on delinquent filings: the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. Either of them can publish the information through a communication in the House of Assembly or cause for it to be laid in the Senate. Either can authorise that the information be presented to the attorney general or commissioner of police so those who failed to disclose could face a penalty.

The penalty for not disclosing is a $10,000 fine and/or up to two years in prison.

Last year, the deadline was extended to the end of March but three people, two senators and a parliamentarian, still failed to make their disclosures in time.

However, those outstanding filings were submitted by the time the Public Disclosures Commission met, so they were ruled to have been in on time.

Comments

Well_mudda_take_sic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Takes 2 minutes with a 'friendly' accountant to put garbage on a form. LMAO

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DDK 6 months, 2 weeks ago

"When contacted on Friday, Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said he could not confirm the status of every members’ filings, claiming he was “busy with other party business.” SMT.

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TalRussell 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Ma comrade DDK, the chairman's should be ordained the Most High Head Red Shirts Dunce over at Red School Political Dunces.
Yes, no with most recent alumnus's be's KP, Carl Wilshire, the Speaker House, the Honourable Romauld and Jeff.

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TalRussell 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, yes and yes who could've PM have better sat down with Casting Director Carl Wilshire to talk about who best parachute in fill red party's Chairman's job. yes, no where is comrade activist Rodney when red party most needs him?

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sheeprunner12 6 months, 2 weeks ago

We are still waiting for the Speaker to update The People on those 3 members who did not disclose last year (2017-18) ........... Maybe he thinks we forgot that ........... SMT.

This system is so wutless ........... and has NO independent teeth ...... the PDC cannot do a damn thing, the power is still in the hands of the beguiling, secretive party bosses (Minnis & Davis).

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TalRussell 6 months, 2 weeks ago

My, my and my ma comrade, fair say unlike that PLP's facing quickest rush Bank Lane parading arrest - the Colony of Out Islands wheels jurisprudence prosecutorial misconduct at AG;s office sure as hell does seems spin to red, if it ever spins, but ever so sheepishly slow red shirts, yes, no it's called waiting out your 5-year mandate? You can't just make up it seems Imperial reds are even above questioning about certain matters...... what hell kinds justice you call that bullshi@>?

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rawbahamian 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I guess we should rush back to the Powerless Loysy Party where the minister of flying can back to touring the world and maybe this time unlike Perry giving his electorate the finger the new PLP P.M. can just tell us to F off !!! I can't wait .

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licks2 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Everybody filed last year. . .3 did not file on time. . .but the commission did not meet until late time. . .so when they met all were in. . . THE COMMISSION MUSSIE GEE SOME PEOPLES DEM A LIL BLIGH. . .but they sound like they een playing with they mar this go around!! Davis out of this go around. . .his people dem have filed already. So this one on PM Minnis!

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