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PNP councillor Kari Douglas says sorry after verbal clash at KSAMC meeting

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Trafalgar Division Councillor Kari Douglas at her swearing in 2012. Immediately behind her is her father Easton Douglas - File

People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Trafalgar Division, Kari Douglas, has apologised to the Mayor of Kingston for her behaviour at a meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Tuesday.

Douglas got into a verbal clash with the Jamaica Labour Party( JLP's) Susan Senior after she alleged that “PNP a kill people”.

In a letter to Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams, Douglas said in response to the “reckless provocation” her tone and approach were not appropriate in seeking redress.

“I am regretful and indeed apologise to you and the Corporation,” Douglas wrote.

The councillor also said she would make herself available to renew her assurance to the mayor and the KSAMC.

A copy of the letter has been sent to the media and the Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie who has condemned the incident and asked for a full report.

Meanwhile, Douglas has sought to explain what led to the brawl.

She said the records may confirm that Chancery Hall councillor, the JLP's Duane Smith singled out a PNP councillor from another municipal corporation as being responsible for bringing guns into Jamaica.

According to Douglas, Senior then proceeded to blame the PNP for the high crime rate in Jamaica.

She also said Senior made false and derogatory remarks about her father, Easton Douglas, a former Cabinet Minister and St Andrew South East MP.

Douglas said she “responded strongly” in an attempt to cause the asinine and defamatory to be immediately withdrawn and the offence remedied.

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