Racial slur by Press Officer is not her “personal philosophy” – Pres. Granger
President David Granger has noted that racially derogatory remarks made by Coordinator of the Press and Publicity Unit at the Ministry of the Presidency, Lloyda Nicholas Garrett to describe staff, is not the policy of the Ministry of the Presidency.
The President also noted that it is not his policy to engage in that type of language.
At the sidelines of an event today, the President told News Room that he has examined the information that was presented, and has discussed it with the staff of that section.
In explaining the actions of Garrett, the President told News Room, “but I would like to feel that it is not something that represented her personal philosophy.”
Screenshots of the conversation within a Facebook group, which went viral on social media earlier this week, show Garrett using a racial slur to describe employees at the Ministry. She has since deactivated her Facebook account. The News Room was reliably informed that Ms. Garrett also shared an email from the President with her friends in the group.
He has promised to investigate it more thoroughly and when that investigation is completed, the findings will be made public. Asked whether the Chief Press Officer remains on the job, the President said he would not like to entertain any other questions on the subject.
Notably, Ms Garrett was absent at the President’s engagement this morning at President’s College.