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So sorry!

So sorry! William Duguid. (FP)

Sat, November 24, 2012 - 12:09 AM

Barbados Labour Party Member of Parliament William Duguid yesterday said sorry to Barbadians for his shocking outburst in the House of Assembly last Tuesday.

Admitting he had fallen “far short” of the traditions and standards of Barbados’ 300-year-old Parliament, Duguid told a media conference at the Opposition BLP Office yesterday morning that his outburst, which has been widely publicized on the Internet via YouTube and Facebook, was provoked by a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) MP’s insult of his family members.

“I now humbly apologize to my constituents and to the wider Barbadian public. The outburst was the result of the most grievous of provocations, which came from the mouth of a DLP parliamentarian.

“It would be improper of me to repeat the insulting words used, but I will say that they constituted the gravest possible insult to my wife and to my children,” he stated. (RJ)

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 11 months ago
Dr Duguid, you have demonstrated that you are the bigger man for issuing an apology for your inappropriate remarks in Parliament.

You have always been known in the House as a feisty and outstanding debater. Your preceding comments on the fitness of the MP for St James South to be a counselor have been struck from the records, and the public will ponder on them for a while. It is unfortunate that you felt provoked to the point where you descended from your usual high standard.

It is now left for Donville Inniss to also reveal his size by coming forward and apologize to members of the House and wider public for the part he played in the incident.

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Posted by Derico Weir 1 year, 11 months ago
Dr Duguid apology accepted, you prove yourself to be a man among the ranks. I admire your humility and fortitude to apologise to the nation. It sets a good precedence for the youth, and shows you deserving of your place within the sacred halls of the parliamentary sanctuary. We all do make mistakes but the move to take responsibilty after the action is where true forgiveness is deserving. Well done Doc!

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 11 months ago
However he stood tall and apologise. I wonder if the other half recognises that he owes it to the people of Barbados to apologise too. Nowadays, it's a big shame what is happening in Parliament from the quality of debates to the integrity of Politicians. I don't understand when Barbadians will use their brains.

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