Ameen booted from parliament

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Ameen booted from parliament

It was a short session in the House of Representatives on Friday for St Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen.

This as Ameen was instructed to leave parliament by Deputy Speaker Esmond Forde after she defied a ruling he made.

The incident took place just as Minister in the Agriculture Ministry Nigel De Freitas was contributing to a private motion about an alleged food crisis.

Reports state that Forde interrupted him (De Freitas) to caution Naparima MP Rodney Charles for an inaudible remark that he made.
However, Ameen then made an inaudible remark towards Forde, who then told her to leave the Parliamentary Chamber for five minutes.

When she replied with, “I’m not leaving here, man,” Forde extended her time, saying “As a matter of fact, leave for the rest of the day.”

Ameen argued while packing and was accompanied out of the chamber by her colleague Rodney Charles, who left on his own accord.

De Freitas resumed his contribution after Ameen and Charles left.

He said the claims made by Couva North MP Ravi Ratiram about a food crisis were fictitious and dismissed Chaguanas East MP Vandana Mohit’s questions about mega-farms.
De Freitas reminded her that the UNC-led People’s Partnership (PP) coalition did nothing with respect to those farms from May 2010-September 2015.