Watts ready to apologise to Stuart
Astor B. Watts, the 96-year-old veteran member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is willing to apologise publicly for a reported remark in an online paper that said he ordered former Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Labour Party “to go to hell”.
When asked by THE NATION if he directed Freundel Stuart “to hell” after a suspension by the DLP executive and general council of the Astor B. Watts Lunchtime Lecture, Watts said: “I did not say that and if in case that is there, I would apologise publicly if that is seen in any way.
“I would apologise. What I did say to Richard Sealy that ‘who is Freundel Stuart?’ I have been well brought up and I am a gentleman and he is a gentleman and if he wanted me he could call me on the telephone as Errol Barrow would have in order to solve any problem politically or otherwise.”
Watts defended the lunchtime lecture series, which has been running since 2000, as one open not only to card-holding members of the DLP but the public at large. (JS)
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