It took almost two and a half months but Dr Roodal Moonilal has finally formally apologised to the lower house for comments he made about Laventille West MP, Fitzgerald Hinds.
In late June the parliament's privileges committee found that comments Dr Moonilal made in October 2018 warranted an apology not only to Mr Hinds but to the entire house.
The statement stems from parliament's adoption on Wednesday of the privileges committee report which called for Moonilal to apologise to Hinds for alleged “threatening” words uttered to hinds in a budget cross-talk on October 10, 2018.
It was alleged he told Hinds “that’s why snake have lead for you.
”PNM’s Stuart Young said “lead” was a term for bullets and “snake” was the alias of a man charged with assaulting Hinds in Beetham in 2018.
While Dr Moonilal apologised informally in July, today in the lower house he offered a brief formal apology.