A woman who interrupted House of Assembly proceedings on Wednesday morning was taken into police custody and has been banned from reentering the precincts of the House for the remainder of the day.
The woman, identified as Fontella Chipman-Rolle, who is Centreville MP Reece Chipman’s sister, shouted several claims as Finance Minister Peter Turnquest was addressing the House of Assembly. House Speaker Halson Moultrie suspended the House for five minutes as the police sought to get to the woman, who was seated near a wall.
She continued to shout at members of the governing party as police escorted her outside.
“The female that made that criminally motivated intervention in this House is hereby ordered never to enter the precincts of this Parliament for the remainder of this session,” Moultrie said when the House reconvened.
“My understanding is that she is now in police custody and so, we will let the law enforcement officers of the courts take control of this matter.”
Turnquest, who is presenting the budget communication, later said he did not anticipate the “fireworks” today.