By BBN Staff: Last week’s senate hearing was disrupted when a group of men led by Chairman of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Alberto August were protesting for the removal of Senator Eamon Courtenay from the Senate.
During the now infamous incident, Mace-Bearer of the House of Representatives, Brian “Yellowman” Audinett threatened media personnel.
The opposition, People’s United Party (PUP) has requested that Audinett be removed from his position as Mace-bearer.
The media has also sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee ,Aldo Salazar asking for him to disallow Audinett from returning to witness the proceedings of the Senate Special Select Committee.
There has been no statement forthcoming from the Prime Minister of Belize on this matter.
Yesterday, however, the media asked Mayor of Belize City, Darrell Bradley his thoughts on the incident.
Bradley said that those disrupting the hearing should be held accountable for their behavior in the National Assembly.
Bradley told the media that if people are calling for the removal of Audinett, there should be consequences because he holds an office in our land and that justice must not only be done but it must be seen to be done.
Bradley also explained that people who hold public offices need to be careful and especially in the National Assembly because he feels that there is “a lowering of the standards of conduct of the elected, non-elected high holding persons in government, in opposition, in municipal government.”
According to Bradley, an appropriate level of conduct must be discussed. When the level is lowered, people must be held accountable for it, he added.