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Natalee Legore

Guardian Media has refuted claims that host of The Morning Brew, Natalee Legore had been fired from the company.

Political aspirant Phillip Alexander made the claim on his Facebook page yesterday.

However, a statement issued by the management of Guardian Media yesterday, said this was not true.

“Nothing could be further from the truth. Ms. Legore remains in the employ of Guardian Media and continues to be one of the hosts of the Morning Brew,” the statement said.

The statement explained that on the morning of January 7, a lively discussion took place between The Morning Brew hosts Natalee Legore and Akash Samaroo, relating to the insurrection on Capitol Hill involving Trump supporters.

“The hosts had a very robust discussion during which they aired very strong differing views on the matter. That is not unusual. Differences of opinion are normal even when you are hosting a programme together,” the statement said.

It noted that no acrimony was involved in the passionate discussion.

“What took place was reflective of the healthy debate that occurs when people have strong but differing views on an issue,” the statement said, adding, “Unfortunately, the discussion has been blown out of proportion by supporters on both sides of the political divide with the narrative being spread that Natalee Legore has been fired by CNC3.”

The United National Congress had claimed that Ms Legore’s statements on the show was an attack on the party and called for an apology. However, the PNM hit back, saying the UNC was attacking freedom of speech.

Guardian Media Limited’s statement

“On the morning of Thursday January 7 a lively discussion took place between Morning Brew hosts Natalee Legore and Akash Samaroo relating to the insurrection on Capitol Hill involving Trump supporters.

The hosts had a very robust discussion during which they aired very strong differing views on the matter.

That is not unusual.

Differences of opinion are normal even when you are hosting a programme together.

While there was a very passionate exchange of ideas there was no acrimony involved.

What took place was reflective of the healthy debate that occurs when people have strong but differing views on an issue.

Unfortunately, the discussion has been blown out of proportion by supporters on both sides of the political divide with the narrative being spread that Natalee Legore has been fired by CNC3.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Ms. Legore remains in the employ of Guardian Media and continues to be one of the hosts of the Morning Brew.”