CBC makes statement on comments from debate

The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation takes this opportunity to apologize for any untruthful, offensive and misguided comments that may have been broadcast during last night’s live St George North debate that was held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The Corporation recognized that in the course of a by-election, a national political event, that commentary may not always conform to good taste and took precautions to avoid the besmirching of peoples’ reputation.

Prior to the start of the debate, the candidates were advised by the moderator that they should not make statements that could be viewed as derogatory or injurious to any individuals’ character. This was reinforced by the Corporation’s legal advisor and senior management during the break to deprecate the earlier statements that may have escaped the protocols put in place to prevent them from being aired.

Our legal advisor and CBC management warned one of the candidates specifically about making offensive remarks and insisted that there be no more comments or statements that could be deemed objectionable.

If our efforts failed to contain all such offensive statements, we sincerely regret this as the views expressed do not in any way reflect the opinion of the Corporation.

Statement from CBC

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