Avinash Sawh, the doctor whose audio clips went viral following his racist comments towards an employee last week has now apologised.
During a recorded telephone conversation with his female employee Ariel Figaro, Sawh was heard calling police officers and people with African descent “dunce” and “illiterate.”
Speaking this morning, from his attorney Martin George’s office in Port of Spain, Sawh apologised to his employee, his family, colleagues and the nation.
He said: “I am manning up and accepting full responsibility for the hurt I have caused in these varying sectors. Such statements, upon mature reflection, have no place in the cosmopolitan society.
“I have brought shame and embarrassment on my family, employers community and profession. I now understand fully the damaging effect these statements can have on our multi-cultural society.”
Sawh agreed to receive sensitivity training to avoid other incidents from happening again and vowed to make contributions to the police’s I Support Our Service (ISOS) campaign.