“I Hubert Hughes of South Hill, in the island of Anguilla, hereby wholeheartedly and sincerely apologise to the Honorable Victor F. Banks, Member for Valley South and the Honorable Osbourne Fleming, leader of the Opposition and Member for East End Constituency for any embarrassment, loss of right or pain that I have caused them by the statements I made on Radio Anguilla on Friday 2nd July, 1999 over Radio Anguilla and to the members of the press on the said day.
I wish to fully and unconditionally withdraw all allegations I made against the personal characters of Mr. Victor F. Banks and Mr. Osbourne Fleming, for the avoidance of any doubt I wish to categorically state that I have no records, or any evidence and or knowledge that either Mr. Osbourne Fleming or Mr. Victor F. Banks are guilty of any misconduct, corrupt practices or any criminal wrong doings.”
“I deeply regret any pain that I may have caused Mr. Banks or Mr. Fleming as well as their families and their constituencies. I apologise to them for any damage or hurt that I have caused them as a result of the statements I made on July 2nd, 1999 over Radio Anguilla. I deeply regret making these statements, which are untrue and I do apologise for them. I understand that any future repetition of these statements in any form or like status will result in immediate Court action. Thank You!”