Farmington Hotel in contempt charge


The House of Representatives has held privately – run Farmington Hotel in contempt, after being provoked by a communication purporting to come from the hotel in response to lawmakers’ order for the hotel’s appearance.


The House this week summoned the hotel to address concerns of alleged bad labor practices complained by local workers and an alleged incident in which a security at the hotel ordered a lawmaker out of the hotel.

By the House’s directive, the management of the Farmington Hotel was due to appear on Thursday, but a communication without a signatory’s name or any contact surfaced at the House instead on Wednesday, 7 March, purporting to come from the hotel with an excuse.

The communication claims that Farmington Hotel’s General Manager left the country on 7 March due to some alleged family problems “and should be back on April 2, 2018.”

As such, the communication requests the House to consider Farmington Hotel to appear before the Plenary in the first week in April at lawmakers’ convenient time.

But after the reading of the communication, lawmakers at the House of Representatives got angry and requested the Chief Clerk to write Farmington Hotel again to appear and give reason why it should not be held in contempt for writing a letter that contains no contact or name for the signatory.

By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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