PM begs for patience on Ubaldus Raymond matter

Asserting that that until a determination can be made as to what really transpired in the matter involving Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Doctor Ubaldus Raymond it is all “hearsay and who-say”, Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said that he cannot make any comments until the case has been heard.

“The highest authority that has to conduct the investigation is conducting the investigation – anything that we would say, I don’t want to prejudice the situation, so allow the situation to proceed. Once we have determined what actually transpired then cabinet can make a determination on the morality of the issue,” Chastanet told reporters today.

He dismissed as untrue, reports that a vote on the issue saw a divided cabinet.

Asked about whether outspoken Castries Central MP, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, had some conflicting issues relating to the Raymond matter, Chastanet said:

“Everybody has conflicting issues and all of us are having to exercise the greatest amount of patience to allow the process to go through.”

The Prime Minister asserted that Saint Lucia is a country of law.

“So when you ask for cabinet to do an investigation, what teeth does cabinet have? The fact is that we must have the fats to make that determination,” he said.

Asked about the impact of the Raymond scandal on the image of his government, Chastanet said it depended on how the matter was reported.

“If you are reporting factual information then people will come to a different conclusion, but the fact is I think that we all need to exercise patience and do the responsible thing. Once the case is heard and we understand what the facts are then everybody can jump to whatever conclusion they want based on facts. At this point all we know is that charges have been brought against a young lady, that there are pictures in circulation and  there’s  bunch of hearsay,” he stated.

Chastanet said he was begging everybody to exercise patience.

Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Doctor Ubaldus Raymond, is at the centre of a social media scandal involved alleged nude photos of him and a purported WhatsApp conversation with a female.

A teenage student of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College was charged with blackmailing the minister amid reports that she demanded money from Raymond in the matter.

 

 

21 Comments

  1. Dis-appointed Female
    February 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    No, deal with it now before your’ll sweep under the carpet. Government Ministers always getting away with murder.The man is disgusting.

    1. Anonymous
      February 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Yall women always want some special treatment like yall above the law…women always crying to be treated equally as men and always expect some special treatment cause of gender???…women are just as capable as men..so i think in situations of crime should face the penalty the same…if women want fair treatment which is their right…it is also their right to face the same fair justice treatment

  2. Dis-appointed Female
    February 7, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Poor excuse for a public figure, husband, father and so call christian. and yes I pointing fingers all TEN.

  3. Anonymous
    February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Both the Pm and Raymond need to resign,(Words deleted).

  4. Vibz
    February 7, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    The PM is skirting around the real issue thinking that the longer he waits to take decisive action the more likely public concern with Dr. Raymond egregious act would wane. The PM’s failure to take action is the very reason that politicians are held in such low esteem by the majority of citizens. The entire government is now tainted by the failure of the PM to give Dr. Raymond his pink slip. Scandalous indeed!!!!!

  5. Pastor Aristide
    February 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Jesus OMG give Jack his jacket and jerry his jerican I HAVE Spoken

  6. Ravi
    February 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Why isn’t Kenny and pip so passionate about this cause? Pip is a complete joke btw.

  7. Anonymous
    February 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again I’m very disappointed in the PM. They cant speak to loud I believe because they all have their secret vices

  8. big up
    February 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    All y’all guys are labour and looking for blood.

  9. Anonymous
    February 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    What you better get him out before it cost you!

  10. Anonymous
    February 7, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I wonder if it was a woman in position nudes when around like this what the on would do. You waiting on investigation but the minister didn’t go to court… so he don’t want this to be done and over as u saying.smh

  11. Anonymous
    February 7, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I am employed with a company in USA and if any of the following takes place you are automatically dismiss. Let us look at some of them :- If you gave a female a wet kiss on the compound, If you call anyone a fruitcake, If you use inappropriate language to a friend on the phone in your cubicle, If you have sex in the company parking lot, If you use the company PC to send out sexual photos or sexual material,,, these are just a few. I have yet to understand if a Minister uses the government office to masturbate, why is he not held responsible foe his action ??? The photos I have seen clear show that he was in the government carrying out his misdeed. Just maybe the PM think he has the political capital (11 UWP to 6 SLP) from the last elections and can spend it how he wish. This man need to resign as soon as possible. Yet I hear the PM talking about the indiscipline of young children and parents in the Island. Mr.Pm you can not have it both ways…

    1. Priapus
      February 7, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      How dare you come on here with an insightful and rational comment.

      1. The Crow
        February 8, 2017 at 6:41 am

        Shut your hole. He/she is very correct!

  12. 666
    February 8, 2017 at 12:30 am

    What patience? You should’ve fired that immoral guy already smh..

  13. Anonymous
    February 8, 2017 at 2:28 am

    what has the man done wrong
    could someone tell me what law was broken
    this is an issue between two consulting adults age of consent is 16 years th issue hear is blackmail why not look at it from this angle
    we all do silly things i included
    who without sin throw the first stone none of us here making all these comments have the balls to throw any stone .
    who judges morality
    all this crap is red and yellow
    move with the times we now in 2017 where social media has become our play ground

    1. The Crow
      February 8, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Two consulting adults? You are a hypocrite! If this girl were at school and a teacher was caught having any inappropriate contact or sending images such as this to her, you would be the first to ask for the teacher’s head. Hypocrite!

  14. Anonymous
    February 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Aii i see the P.M know how to dance but for how long.It is shameful Mr.P.M.

  15. Anonymous
    February 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Is nudity in private an offence? Did Dr. Raymond post his photo on the Internet? Did Dr. Raymond have sex with the young lady ? Are we enraged about sexual matters only when these matters involve people we believe are high-ranking? Perhaps Dr. Raymond should have practised what the old folks taught us in Kweyol : make yourself sweet and keep your secret ( I want you to say it in Kweyol). From now on, he will be careful how he uses his smart phone. He should be the smart one…..not he phone.

  16. Anonymous
    February 8, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    With so many deadly criminal acts taking place in this little island, I am amazed that we spend so much time on a matter which is so non-productive. I guess it is because we enjoy the “roro” and the shaming of those we conveniently like to portray as “big leaders”. At other times, of course, we express much disregard for these same people, when they are dealing with us on a level. So they are “big leaders” when they are alleged to have done something unsavoury, and they are (Word deleted) when they are dealing normally with national issues. What moral scale are we using to weigh the sins of those we wish to condemn?

  17. Don't care
    February 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Both ubaldus and the prime minister needs to resign. A bunch of lawless ministers.

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