Vaz to Make Public Apology on Saturday

The MP for Central Westmoreland, the PNP’s Dwayne Vaz, is to make a public apology on Saturday, for controversial comments he made on the political platform last week.

Mr. Vaz agreed to the apology, following a meeting today with the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown.

Mr. Vaz has been condemned for appearing to use violent lyrics from a dancehall song, incite comrades to retaliate against JLP supporters.

The JLP supporters were accused of setting fire to the office of the PNP Councilor for the Granville Division in St. James, Michael Troupe.

Mrs. Parchment Brown says Mr. Vaz will also meet with PNP President and Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller this week, to discuss his remarks.

Meanwhile the JLP General Secretary, Dr. Horace Chang says he’s satisfied with the outcome of today’s discussions.

Dr. Chang says as part of his efforts at atonement, Mr. Vaz has also agreed to host a seminar on the conduct expected of political leaders.

Meanwhile the General Secretary of the National Democratic Movement, NDM, Michael Williams, says Mr. Vaz must do more than issue a simple apology on the matter.

Mr. Williams says the PNP must act to ensure that none of its representatives engages in the kind of behaviour which could bring the country back to the dark days of widespread political violence.