Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Monday, 15 June 2020 - 9:25pm

I was made aware of the cartoon published by VINO today and comments by the host of Honestly Speaking and was appalled and disturbed by what they depicted and insinuated.  
The horrific death of George Floyd in the United States has moved us all and sent shockwaves around the world.   There should be no place for racism in any society, and I actively stand with those who oppose racism, and who are highlighting injustice and prejudice in the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd.   I hope we can come together as a community to say no to racism in any form.
It is grossly offensive and unacceptable to use George Floyd’s tragic death in this way.   Freedom of speech is an important and vital principle of our society.  The media carries a responsibility to ensure that principle is not abused or operates outside the bounds of decency.    

Augustus J.U. Jaspert