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GUYANA: Harmon dubs replica Parliament mace a ‘fake’, insists ‘oil money’ law wasn’t passed;

— Teixeira says Court has no role

House Speaker Manzoor Nadir holding what he termed a replica mace while putting the Natural Resource Fund Bill to the vote while the traditional mace was taken away by a number of opposition parliamentarians.

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Thursday rejected House Speaker Manzoor Nadir’s claim that a replica mace used during a simple majority vote in favour of the Natural Resource Fund was an authentic standby symbol of authority.

“The Speaker’s statement that Guyana has two Maces is appalling and simply untrue. The replica referred to by the Speaker is a miniature Mace which was made for the hosting of Guyana’s National Youth Parliament and holds no authority in the sitting of the National Assembly. Further there is no rule that provides for the use of a replica Mace in the National Assembly as being touted by the Speaker,” he said.             Continue reading

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