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FNM MP for MICAL on statements made in HOA
Feb 7, 2018 - 8:53:08 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Press Statement from Mrs. Miriam Reckley-Emmanuel FNM MP for MICAL:

On Wednesday, February 7th I made certain statements in the House of Assembly in support of respect for authority which were taken totally out of context and misunderstood. While I will not repeat this unfortunate analogy, I want the record to reflect that I Miriam Reckley-Emmanuel MP MICAL do not condone domestic violence or any type of violence in any way shape or form.  I deeply regret those words and I want all women in this country to know and understand that I am an advocate for and stand firm in support of women’s rights.

I was personally appalled by and condemned the comments made some time back in the House of Assembly by former Member of Parliament for Tall Pines Leslie Miller, about hitting his female companion while female members of the PLP laughed.

My comments in the HOA should in no way convey that I believe it is ok to hit a woman.  I’m a peaceful, loving woman who respects all women and will not and have not encouraged any type violence on my fellow man or woman. My track record will show my stand on domestic violence and I have preached on many occasions on peace and love and a non-violent society.

I sincerely apologize to the people of the Bahamas and my people of MICAL if my comments offended them in anyway. 

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