BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — MICHAEL LASHLEY — Three Cabinet ministers were summoned to appear before the Opposition-led Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament to answer a number of questions related to the operations of the state-run National Housing Corporation (NHC). Committee Chairman and Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader, Mia Mottley, has apparently written to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, former Housing & Lands Minister Michael Lashley and his successor Denis Kellman requesting that they appear in person before the parliamentary committee, in light of concerns raised by the country’s Auditor-General Leigh Trotman about financial spending by the NHC.
In what can be called being professionally and politically incorrect, Michael Lashley responded, in an online Facebook comment, by saying:
“All the Ministers have to do is to ignore the requests to allend (sic). Simple as that. A person without a Law Certificate which is required by Law in Barbados to be considered as a Lawyer has no legal authority to summons anyone.”
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