Opposition tables notice for vote of no confidence in PM

Opposition tables notice for vote of no confidence in PM
Leader of the Opposition, Philip Davis.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Leader Philip Davis has tabled a notice for a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis tonight.

The draft resolution makes its case for a vote of no confidence on the controversial Town Centre Mall lease, and accuses Minnis of “knowingly and deliberately” misleading parliament over the deal.

The government passed a resolution to lease the mall – partly owned by St Anne’s MP and former Cabinet minister Brent Symonette – in the House of Assembly on October 24, 2018.

Symonette declared his interest in Town Centre Mall to Parliament the same day.

The deal came under high scrutiny when Symonette stepped down from his Cabinet post in July, and in a subsequent interview revealed Dr Minnis called him to discuss the deal.

Davis tabled the notice in Parliament during debate on the Airport Accident Investigation Authority Bill and Regulations.

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