SLP leader speaks on Ubaldus Raymond controversy

SLP leader speaks on Ubaldus Raymond controversy

Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre, has spoken publicly for the first time about the controversy involving Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Doctor Ubaldus Raymond.

“Each man must deal with his conscience,” Pierre told reporters today.

According to the SLP leader, every man must use his conscience as his guide.

Asked about how the controversy could likely affect Saint Lucia, Pierre said he would prefer not to make any comment, asserting instead that each person in his or her ‘quietest’ moments must deal with the truth and his or her conscience.

“This is all I have to say – the truth must prevail and everyone, including Doctor Raymond, must deal with his conscience,” the former government minister said.

Pressed on the matter of whether Raymond should resign, Pierre repeated what he had said about the conscience, adding that someone cannot run away from their conscience.

“He has to deal with his conscience,” the SLP leader declared.

On the matter of whether he was satisfied with what Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said on the matter so far, Pierre said:

“The Prime Minister has a way of trying to read minds. I can’t read what is in the Prime Minister’s mind. I can’t  read what is in Doctor Raymond’s mind but all of them – you see, we have to build a country that’s based on truth and each one, including those in the highest offices of the land or those who want to get to the highest offices, must learn to practice truth.”

Doctor Ubaldus Raymond is at the centre of a social media firestorm where nude photos purporting to be of him, along with extracts of an alleged conversation between the minister and an eighteen year old female student, have been leaked.

The teenager was charged with attempting to blackmail the minister and was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 dollars when she appeared in court.

She is alleged to have threatened the minister to expose him unless she was paid.

 

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29 Comments

  1. Medadeh
    January 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Run-around-the-bush reply. Say! what you have to say!

    1. Anonymous
      January 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply

      Nothing wrong with that. the man just want to disassociate himself from U>W>P (Expression deleted)…….. Therefore, let your concience be your guide. Bravo Mr. Pierre let them hang their heads in shame. when they go low, you go higher.

      1. Dream
        January 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm Reply

        Bravo to what??? Stop being politically about the matter.he dint say anything that make sence unless u think let your conscience be your guide is very educational.when his conscience not guiding him.

      2. Anonymous
        January 25, 2017 at 9:39 am Reply

        Sounds like he has a few skeletons in his closest and doesn’t want to appear as a hypocrite! I can’t believe he is dogging the question; why don’t he ponce on UWP! Something smells fishy here folks! More to come!

  2. Anonymous
    January 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Uwp SLP all of you’ll in the same boat don’t have time Let me mind my business aa in from my door need to clean

    1. si si boo
      January 18, 2017 at 7:21 pm Reply

      I love that talk [email protected]

  3. Anonymous
    January 18, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

    You are so so right Mr Pierre. Each man must deal with his conscience. I do hope that when you were in Govt. you allowed your conscience to lead you. Remember the abortion issue. Did you remember CONSCIENCE then? Maybe you now reflecting hence why you replied that way. Did you practice truth when in Govt? Reflect on how many times you lied. Anyway I respect your answer.

  4. Frustrated by your comments
    January 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Doesn’t matter which political party could have been anyone. Sorry for those who don’t tske the matter to the law. We act foolish when it comes to our rights. Use you all minds sorry it went viral should have handled your business better dear & top studing people lucians better yourselves stop. Eing judgmental see if the man not alive and well without u guys … Foolish bunch of people

  5. Let La
    January 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm Reply

    That’s what people who leave in glass house do they don’t throw stones today is Ubaldus tomorrow may be ours we are not perfect. Not because we’ve not gone public we shud be rejoicing………..when your neighbors hide is on fire water yours.

  6. James Bond
    January 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

    Pierre had nothing much to say. His conscience is NOW his guide. Good that you learn that since in opposition. You have done a soul searching since . God for you.

  7. James Bond
    January 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Not God for you, GOOD for you

  8. 666
    January 18, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    He must resign because he’s brought shame to Her Majesty’s Government! Pierre is defending the classless.

    1. Anonymous
      January 19, 2017 at 9:47 am Reply

      What her majesty government crap u talkin…colonial days are over fool!

  9. James Bond
    January 18, 2017 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Suddenly Mr. Pierre, you speak of “CONSCIENCE” and “TRUTH”. Did you know those 2 words when in Government. Remember the “Abortion”issue. Remember Sarah. She was despised because of the TRUTH you have NOW discovered. Tantoe Tantoe.

    1. The Crow
      January 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

      Total CRAP!!! What you have just let out of your mouth . . . sorry . . . you allowed your fingers to type.

      1. Karen
        January 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm Reply

        I wonder if any past labour senators were guilty of sleeping with a married man? When the cat was in BIM, the mice used to play.

  10. Anonymous
    January 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply

    for peep to talk about conscience and truth wow how times change guess you should just stay in opposition where you have learnt conscience and truth cause when in power these words are far from your tongue

  11. On the other side
    January 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Whow whow. So wait a minute nah. If it was an SLP member hmm the flabeaus would be roaring like a tiger ha. They would force him to resign but today the hypocrasy of some. Remember Dr Francois controversy hmm. He lied because he did not finish his Doctoral proposal project. Small fries that is because indeed he was doing his doctoral degree. It was no sex scandal ha. The opposition forced Kenny hands to make him resign. Today its a sex scandal that has landed all over the world so he should not resign. Papishow. Really St. Lucia what ashame. This sex scandal is far worst that lieing about a Phd title. Resign Ubaldus you are no longer fit for this job.

  12. Anonymous
    January 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply

    All of us need to resign from talking… rotfl

  13. Anonymous
    January 18, 2017 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Are there any male ministers in government that are and have been unquestionably faithful to their partner?

  14. Febert
    January 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Pierre awa wee.

  15. Cascadela
    January 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm Reply

    Ubaldus you forget the young boy you had the onhoing affair for years this never came out you was his young sweet sugar daddy taking him places,lavishing him with so much paying his college but it never came out you both were hopeleessly in kust

  16. Cascadela
    January 19, 2017 at 12:04 am Reply

    Ubaldus you forget the young boy you had the ongoing affair for years this never came out you was his young sweet sugar daddy taking him places,lavishing him with so much paying his college but it never came out you both were hopeleessly in lust..Too bad the young guy moved away yet you met him while in the united states,dinners ,romantic affair yet he said you broke his heart after he found out about you and some woman..you know he loves you..too bad this has come to a standstill..all shaky grounds you hurt someone heart break his feelings now look what so sad..hope you come to tge realization that the heart yiu knce break this young guy will never forget the love you both shared it was all our secret

  17. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 12:39 am Reply

    Are such behaviors acceptable in the church?. Are the ministers reluctant to speak out because they can comfortably identify persons including themselves and fellow ministers who are entertaining similar practices?

  18. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply

    I do not understand why this individual was arrested. She should be hailed a hero for exposing his negative behavior. As an individual who held such a high position in government, the minister in question should lead by example. In my opinion, he should be fired without being given an option to resign for such misconduct. As for the position which has been taken by other ministers with regards to the situation, this is rather striking. …

  19. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 5:08 am Reply

    St lucia is a failed state 90 percent of the people work for less than 4:50 cents an hour they cannot buy house land and car no one should work for less than 10 dollars an hour politicians just playing the people what we need is a cuban style revoulution to drive the elite who live in cap estate rodney day and bornne terre and have boats pushing cocaine in the marina most of the women that have big position is witchcraft they doing the men are in the lodge lawyers politicans bankers goverment high ranking police security firms just a bunch of spies

  20. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 7:42 am Reply

    To you Mr P.M
    Let CONSIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE
    To you Mr Minster and Pastor
    let CONSIENCE BE YOUR GUDE

  21. Photos Exposed Saga
    January 19, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply

    Past and present ministers put up.your hand if u have never engage in such acts..photos remain on file for a while so don’t judge and condemn one of ull who may have got caught up in this saga …becuz it’s easy to go back to the photo gallery and put them out there for ull hypocrites, who playing like u’ll ain’t doing it too.ping ping!

  22. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 9:38 am Reply

    Sounds like he has a few skeletons in his closest and doesn’t want to appear as a hypocrite! I can’t believe he is dogging the question; why don’t he ponce on UWP! Something smells fishy here folks! More to come!

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