Dis ‘n’ Dat Apologises for corruption Comments Implicating Justice Redhead

Mr. Scarborough’s statements were made on the evening of Saturday, 21st May, 2011, during a public meeting which the CCM held at Church Ground. According to MiyVue.com’s understanding, the comments suggested that Justice Redhead had been colluding in an attempt to defraud the electoral system. Other comments, this publication understands, suggested that His Lordship was involved in meetings with top officials of the NRP with a view to drafting one-sided or outcomes at the court.

In an address to the people of Nevis, aired on VON Radio (23rd May), Scarborough expressed that he, “made mention that several persons namely Lyra Richards, Rawle Isaac, Roosevelt David and Earl Sargeant have met privately with resident High Court Judge His Lordship Albert Redhead. My comments were such that some have construed them to mean that there was something sinister or improper about any such meeting or meetings. I deeply regret having made such comments and wish to apologize publicly and unreservedly to Ms. Richards, Mr. Isaac, Mr. David, Mr. Sargeant and His Lordship Justice Redhead for doing so.

Although Scarborough’s comments were uttered from the platform of the CCM, he expressed that they were not reflective of the party’s views and that he was unjustified in making them and as such, he takes full responsibility

“I have consulted widely with my colleagues in the Concerned Citizens Movement and I wish to make it clear that the comments were not approved by the Party nor are they representative of the views of the Party. The comments were made by me in the heat of the political platform and were completely without justification. I accept full responsibility for the comments and accept that they were wrong. I therefore tender my unreserved and sincerest apologies to those whom my comments would have affected and pledge never to repeat such comments. I have opted voluntarily to tender this public apology and to do so on VON radio so that its contents may be disseminated far and wide.

Scarborough says he regrets not living up to the watchwords of his party, “decency”, “law and order” and “integrity” in making the comments, noting that the CCM has “every respect for the court and the administration of justice in our country and we respect and accept the undisputed independence and integrity of our Judiciary and of our resident Judge His Lordship Justice Redhead.”
The CCM candidate made a pledge to the people of his constituency (St. Thomas’) and to the people of the island, that in future, that his behavior is reflective of the “high standards set and maintained by the CCM party”.

 

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