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BLP behind Duguid

Member of Parliament for Christ Church West, William Duguid  listening attentively to a speaker at the Villa Road mass meeting  on Sunday night.

By Barry Alleyne | Tue, November 27, 2012 - 12:04 AM

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is defending member William Duguid, saying he was provoked into his actions in Parliament last Tuesday which led to a national apology days later.

Duguid called a Press conference last Friday to apologize for his words and actions in the House of Assembly, after his caustic comments to Minister of Health Donville Inniss were broadcast.

But the BLP family united as one Sunday night during a mass political meeting in Brittons Hill, St Michael, saying Duguid had done the right thing to apologize, but that he was provoked into his actions by nasty comments from the Government bench.

“I want to thank William Duguid for his decency and graciousness in doing the manly thing, and rescuing our Parliament from where it would have plunged to,” former Prime Minister Owen Arthur told the massive crowd at Villa Road before starting his speech.

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Posted by Kenneth King 1 year, 11 months ago
I am really disappointed that a Former Prime Minister of Barbados will say such a thing, as an educated man I'm sure vocabulary are more wide in using much better language than that. It's insulting for a member of Parliament to applaud this kind of behavior in our respected House and on top of it before our entire country to witness it. I think when leaders show no respect to our country then they don't deserve to sit in our Parliament and being paid with out tax money. Although not correct if he wanted to use that language then it should have been in there own Headquarters, if that's the way a parliamentarian thinks it is ok then the electorate must decide if this is what they want to represent them.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 11 months ago
When will we hear an apology from the DLP member, allegedly involved in the caustic verbal exchange in the House?

An apology and investigation are also long overdue for the well publicized gun incident that occurred well over a year ago in the hallowed halls of Parliament.

The House of Assembly is the place where policies and legislation that affect the lives of every Barbadian is debated, and no member should be looking at another "in a menacing way" causing him/her to fear for their life.

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Posted by Tech King 1 year, 11 months ago
The members of Parliament do not control their mics
therefore Mr Duguid could not have muted his.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
Just like their counterparts in the united states GOP they think they can say and do anything and after the damage is done, just say' "sorry",but just like the GOP was rejected by the ELECTORATE,so will the BLP.

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Posted by SANDREA BUTCHER 1 year, 11 months ago
Our Parliamentarians are disgusting. They need training!

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