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President of the Senate has had ‘enough’

Sparks flew today during the first Senate Sitting of the year. During a couple of instances, the debate between the Senators resembled the debate between Area Representatives during a Sitting of the House. The debate got feisty between Senators Michael Peyrefitte and Mark Lizarraga. They were arguing over a ‘point of order’ and President of the Senate Lee Mark Chang had had enough.

MICHAEL PEYREFITTE, UDP SENATOR 

“I said nothing about what you said.”

MARK LIZARRAGA, SENATOR FOR PRIVATE SECTOR

“Your whole presentation was based on what I said and it was false. My point is that we have laws in this country and that we have to follow. It had nothing to do.”

MICHAEL PEYREFITTE, UDP SENATOR 

“Mr. President, he doesn’t get to speak for another twenty minutes. He can only point to what did I specifically say.” 

LEE MARK CHANGE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE 

“He will state his point of order Mr. Peyrefitte.”

MICHAEL PEYREFITTE, UDP SENATOR 

“No. No. No. He is trying to explain what is the position.”

MICHAEL PEYREFITTE, UDP SENATOR 

“Who is the president?”

LEE MARK CHANGE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE 

“Gentlemen. Senators.”

MICHAEL PEYREFITTE, UDP SENATOR 

“That’s not what the standing order says.”

LEE MARK CHANGE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE 

“Please tell me what is your point of order that you want to correct Senator Peyrefitte for?”

MARK LIZARRAGA, SENATOR FOR PRIVATE SECTOR

“Mr. President the information that I seek, I do not have to get it under the Freedom of Information Act because the Financial Secretary under law-“

MICHAEL PEYREFITTE, UDP SENATOR 

“He is debating Mr. President.”

LEE MARK CHANGE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE 

“One second Mr. Peyrefitte.”

MARK LIZARRAGA, SENATOR FOR PRIVATE SECTOR

“But you have made a mistake Attorney General.”

LEE MARK CHANGE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE 

“Senators, please sit down. Enough!”

ELENA SMITH, SENATOR FOR UNIONS

“Thank you, Mr. President.”

MARK LIZARRAGA, SENATOR FOR PRIVATE SECTOR

“Thank you, Mr. President.”

LEE MARK CHANGE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE 

“Please sit down Senator Lizarraga. He also said that as a Senator that you can go there to get it right? Let’s stop the nitty gritty and let us please continue. Who is the next Senator that would like to speak. Senator Coye please continue.”