Minister: Rick Wayne started visa rumour

National Security Minister, Victor La Corbiniere, has said that a rumour that his United States visa was revoked started with Journalist, Rick Wayne, when the government started the IMPACS investigation.

La Corbiniere said Wayne first made a publication in his Star newspaper.

He recalled that the Talk Show Host went on Journalist Timothy Poleon’s show and said a number of things that were absolutely and totally untrue.

Regarding reports that his US visa has been revoked, the Minister said they were calculated lies.

He recalled that after the initial reports he travelled to the United States.

“That brought a complete stop to Rick Wayne because he knew that he could not continue in the face of the lie,” La Corbiniere stated.

He said that a few weeks ago Wayne started the same kind of rumour again.

La Corbiniere disclosed that Unitedpac has also been suggesting that his US visa has been revoked.

He said that Unitedpac is a “feedback” to the opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

“There are some journalists who are operatives of the United Workers Party in Unitedpac, so you can understand the threads and what is happening here,” La Corbiniere explained.

He declared that the visa revocation story is a calculated lie by the UWP and its allies.

According to the Minister, it represents an attempt to not only destroy his reputation, but tarnish the ruling party and the government of which he is part, on the eve of a general election.

An obviously incensed La Corbiniere noted that the rumours resurfaced ahead of early voting by police, fire and correctional officers.

He expressed the view that this was no accident, but an attempt to influence that vote in a negative way against the SLP and the government.

“It is really despicable conduct and I would say that in the scheme of elections, everyone has a right to try to influence votes and people, but this conduct is really despicable,” the Minister told reporters.

He called on the UWP leader, Allen Chastanet to bring an end to “this nastiness.”

La Corbiniere warned that if Chastanet did not, he would be held accountable.

“I can assure you that this is not the end of the matter and I can also assure you that I am going to start to lift the veil on the individuals who are concerned in this,” he said.

La Corbiniere said:

“Social media give the impression that people can hide to do nastiness and nobody will find them out and Unitedpac believes because they have put a name ‘Unitedpac’, no one knows who they are and they can do their nastiness. We will lift the veil.”

The Minister said the character of the people will also become an issue.

“If you want to tarnish my character, then your character should be golden and lily white,” La Corbiniere declared.




  1. Reporter
    June 3, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Where theres smoke theres fired

  2. Justice
    June 3, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Mr. La Corbinere absolutely nobody in St. Lucia needs Rick Wayne to realize that you are a total failure as a government minister. Twice in office you have performed miserable.
    Your silence, arrogance and pompous nature alone quAlifies you to loose your visa.
    Living off of a sympathy job from Kenny Anthony. Go do private practice.

  3. Anonymous
    June 3, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Interesting enough he never denied the claim

  4. Avaitay
    June 3, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Sound like a little girl whining! Sick of this man!!! Stop crying wolf….

  5. Me
    June 3, 2016 at 10:05 am

    The minute I heard Rick Wayne opening his Lying and saying this, i knew it was all made-up (as usual) campaigning for the UWP. It was so obvious.

    This is why I have lost all respect for Rick Wayne, see him as a fraud and Liar, no longer buys his newspaper and watch his Show.

    I use to see Rick in much High Regard.

    1. H
      June 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

      you are a deluded red kool aid drinker.You need a purge, a lobotomy and an enema.

      1. Me
        June 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

        You couldn’t refute my claims though.
        Rick has been disrespecting The Prime Minister of this Country for weeks and has been spreading Lies all over the place for Political and Economic favours from the Mentally Unstable, Allen Chastanet, should he win his seat and the UWP forms the Government.

  6. keeping it real
    June 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Rick does not report unless he has absolute proof, so LaCorbs, “poof”

    1. Me
      June 3, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Relax, Rick is a UWP operative and Lies just like Allen Chastanet.

  7. A
    June 3, 2016 at 10:53 am


  8. Anonymous
    June 3, 2016 at 11:44 am

    WOW at this stage in Rick’s life, he need no favours from anyone. The real issue “did he deny it”. All he does is to cry every time the pin pricks him just like a little girl. He has been a waste of tax payers money, doing absolutely nothing for the salary. Kenny wont be there anymore, hope you can function in private practice.

  9. Anonymous
    June 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Let there be peace! just go out and speak through your vote. May God above all have his divine way.

  10. RedRum
    June 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Mate is such a simpering fool. Look at this idiot. Get this man out of office NOW. This fool is so quick to talk about his allegedly revoked visa but has refused to give us proper explanations about anything to do with anything directly related to his DISMAL performance. Arrogant fool. That is all you are.

  11. cindy
    June 6, 2016 at 4:56 am

    where theres smoke theres fire