Providenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – The Immigration Bill 2014 was rejected in the House of Assembly yesterday… as once again PNP Cabinet Minister George Lightbourne opts out of standing with his party in parliament; as a result the PNP Administration saw its immigration bill fail to go through the necessary second reading.
Eight no votes on that second reading … seven yes votes and two abstentions by the Governor’s appointed members… House Speaker Robert Hall told the Border Control minister the bill could go no further. QUOTE. Hon Donhue Gardiner moved to lay the bill on the table with the hopes of the document being brought back for debate.
Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson suggested that the government seek consultation and then return with the now disallowed bill, which has been under construction for nearly two years.