Haughton Apologizes for Controversial Senate Remarks


Opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton, has apologized for controversial statements he made during a sitting of the Upper House on Friday.

Dr Haughton has been hammered by social media users over his blunder in the senate when he rose to pay tribute to breast cancer victims and survivors in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

He’d also taken to social media to defend himself and attack journalists for highlighting the comment some felt was distasteful.

Yesterday morning, Dr Haughton took to social media again, this time to apologize.

On his twitter account, Dr Haughton posted:

The apology was endorsed by several persons.

Haughton’s fellow People’s National Party, colleague, and Gender advocate Patricia Duncan Sutherland said she accepted the apology.

She posted on Twitter, that the discussion has raised awareness of how language impacts gender relations.

She also called for the championing of the passage of the sexual harassment bill.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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