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Apr 17, 2019

A Flashback to the Birth of the Maritime Areas Act

The Maritime Areas Act sparked controversy when it was introduced as a bill in the early nineties. This week in the Senate, it came up again because it is yet to be amended even though, there have been repeated public commitments to so do. The bill is known to have caused the split of the United Democratic Party when senior members were expelled, including the now deceased Derek Aikman; prompting the resignation of Philip Goldson and the birth of a Patriotic Alliance.   Tonight, we take you back to a story by William Neal at the time. Neal provides a timeline of the ups and downs during a turbulent period. Here is that story.


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