St. Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen was once again warned by the Speaker of the House Bridgid Annisette-George for her posts to Facebook during the Budget debate.
Before the wind up of the debate by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert, Leader of Government business Camille Robinson-Regis filed a motion concerning Ameen’s conduct, as she had done on Saturday.
“I said on the last occasion that I did not want to reach the position where I had to invoke the standing orders and invoke a motion of privilege but Madam speaker. It has definitely gone too far and Madam speaker. I bring this to your attention at this time,” said Robinson-Regis.
Ameen made several Facebook posts directly referring to the ongoing debate, included four posts during the Prime Minister’s contribution.
The House speaker issued a second and final warning to Ameen as a result.
“We have rules. Everything has and while you have freedom of expression in here, it’s within a certain context. As far as social media, it may really be the in way of life communicating that members have to respect each other. We have to respect the chair and they also have to safeguard, as I said on Monday, the dignity of this house,” said the speaker.
Ameen did not make another post for the duration of the debate.