Nation e-Edition

Rate House debates PG

By Jerome Davis

| Wed, December 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM


I was “privileged” to hear most of the Duguid-Inniss infamous exchange in the House of Assembly on my radio. This exchange followed closely on the heels of the Hamilton Lashley “. . . what de hell . . .” remark  made when he was addressing Chairman the Honourable James Paul.

Admittedly, I did not hear the expletives uttered by the Honourable William Duguid. However, there is no doubt that the entire episode was set in motion by Mr Duguid’s comments.

Mr Duguid’s comments drew the ire of Mr Inniss who could be heard repeatedly referring to Mr Duguid as a “fat slob”. It is alleged that Mr Inniss also made reference to Mr Duguid’s family.

My concern in this matter is that people have sought to crucify Mr Duguid, even though he humbly apologized for his less than honourable behaviour.

The Chairman Mr Paul and the Speaker the Honourable Michael Carrington should have scolded Mr Inniss just as severely as they did Mr Duguid.

Mr Duguid was chastised for prefacing his apology with the reason for the outburst. However, it is common knowledge that the sincerest of apologies are usually prefaced by the reason for the action which necessitated the apology.

In closing, let me recommend to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation that the House debates be relayed on a delayed system and that they be rated PG.

  • Editor's Choice

Share your thoughts

Please sign in or register to leave your comments.

Page 1 of 1 pages

Posted by Ronald Jones 1 year, 9 months ago
What sanctimonious dribble.

Page 1 of 1 pages

Recent Comments

Your Friends' Activity

What Do You Think?

Do you believe that the Barbados Bar Association has been effective in dealing with cases of theft when they have been brought before them?

Stay Connected to Your World

Join Your Friends & Our Community

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

Daily Cartoon

  • Wednesday, Sept 17 2014 TOON - 2014 09 17
  • September 16, 2014 - 2014 09 16
  • September 15, 2014 - 2014 09 15

Photo Gallery