July 29, 2016
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FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said yesterday that Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s controversial remarks about having women’s “tubes tied” should not cause him to be denied a nomination as he has apologised for the comments in a genuine and forthright manner.
DESPITE publicly stating his intention to run again as the Free National Movement’s (FNM) candidate in his constituency, executives in the party are in the process of discussing Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s future with the FNM, taking into account the ramifications of his controversial “tube tying” comments at the July convention, The Tribune understands.
A DAY after South Beach MP Cleola Hamilton chastised the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association for not rebuking remarks about female sterilisation from Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn, the group released a statement asserting its condemnation of the comments.
FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis told parliamentarians yesterday that the party was blindsided by Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s controversial proposal for the state-sponsored sterilisation of women.
TWO local advocacy groups have condemned Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn’s proposal for the state-sponsored sterilisation of women as “archaic, barbaric and dangerous”, charging that the suggestion is “frighteningly reminiscent” of sterilisation policies used against black people internationally in the 1960s.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party women MPs have called for the resignation of Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn over his contentious proposal for state-sponsored sterilisation of women as an anti-crime initiative.
LEADING Progressive Liberal Party female MPs have called for the resignation of Montagu MP Richard Lightbourn over his contentious proposal for state-sponsored sterilisation of women as an anti-crime initiative.
UPDATE: Richard Lightbourn has released a statement apologising for his remarks.