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Jun 15, 2017

Why Yellow Man’s Apology is Enough for Deputy Patrick Faber

Speaker of the House Laura Longsworth told News Five since Tuesday that Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett gets to keep his job as mace bearer after his deplorable behavior on May seventeen when he assaulted media personalities at the Senate Inquiry. The media as well as the opposition called for his removal since he had at best disgraced the dignity of the House. At a meeting of the National Assembly Staff Committee held on Friday, Longsworth as well as P.U.P. representative Florencio Marin Junior voted in favor of his dismissal. But other committee members Ministers John Saldivar, Patrick Faber, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, Senate President Lee Mark Chang and staff members who are part of the committee voted for a reprimand which meant he had to apologize to those he had aggressed.   Faber said today that the meeting looked at the professionalism of employees of the National Assembly. And that in the case of the mace bearer since charges were not pressed against Yellow Man, an apology would suffice.

 

Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister

“Many could argue as they did in that staff committee meeting that there is a lot to be desired in terms of a lot of things including the Sergeant-At-Arms’ general conduct. But we believe that that should be addressed as a separate issue from the issue of him dealing with the journalist and interacting with the journalists, which we all agreed reflected poorly on the National Assembly as you’ve heard me say and we spoke to him very sternly. In fact, he was called in front of the committee where he was mostly the members of the government side who spoke very sternly to him to say listen this cannot be repeated. The particular incident and you know that the journalists, who were involved, have in fact said that they were not going to press charges. So if they were the ones offended, they are not going to press charges; he was not in the House of Representatives doing his duties as Sergeant-At-Arms although we believe it reflected on all of us in the National Assembly, we thought that a reprimand and the instruction for him to make good his relationship with the people who he offended was sufficient and there was a stern warning to him as well that if it continued; if in fact it repeated like that that we would then not hesitate to move for his dismissal.”

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