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Oct 7, 2020

Faber Apologizes but Defends His Mother’s Name

The social media exchange between B.N.T.U. President Elena Smith and Minister Patrick Faber got ugly rather quickly and admittedly, Faber’s behaviour was unbecoming of someone aspiring for the leadership of the country.  While he apologized for the online tirade, Faber stood his ground in defending his mother against the comments that were made about her.

 

Patrick Faber, Minister of Education

“I regret being baited into that situation and for those who have said, “Lord man, Faber dis da noh behavior weh becoming of a prime ministerial aspirant.”  Then I apologize.  But I will not apologize for defending my mother’s name and I will not apologize for accepting to put something in her honor when she did that in her own right.  It should not be held against her that her son is the Minister of Education, longest serving Minister of Education. In my view, it is unfortunate that the union president, and I think she’s completely disingenuous when she said she didn’t know.  I think it was that kind of personal attack and I stand behind my position there, but insofar as, it may not have been the best thing to do under these campaign circumstances where you’re trying to convince people, you know, of other things in this election season and knowing fully well that it is, as I’ve said to you that it is the kind of season where people will come and throw attacks then I should have had better judgment and I apologize if I offended anyone.”

 

Patrick Faber

Reporter

“You did go as far as refer to her as an idiot, sir.”

 

Patrick Faber

“I did not, I did not and as I said, this is a part of the problem but I do not want to take it any further.  She did not share with you the entire conversation, she had select quotations which she chose.  But as I’ve said, I don’t wish to take it any further.”


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