Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says the Saint Lucia media did their job.
He spoke Tuesday against the backdrop of the resignation of Doctor Ubaldus Raymond as a Senator and Public Service Minister, following the airing of at times salacious telephone conversations with a women who has a Trinidadian accent.
Asked by reporters whether the media played a role in the resignation, not only did the Saint Lucia Prime Minister assert that the media did their job, but he asserted that he has no difficulties with the local media.
But Chastanet recalled having said that the matter was not a simple one and required further investigation.
“When the story was first run, who the young lady was and what her connections were and all the other things that were involved and implicated – nobody had investigated that. And I would just say to you, just be cautious sometimes and make sure that you do your due diligence,” he told reporters.
He said the public expects the media to do their due diligence ‘because everybody trusts you.’
Chastanet explained that the media have a very important role to play in the governance of a country.
“I support you.But I know that when I am wrong you are going to call me out and say I am wrong. But similarly, when I think that you are wrong I am going to do the same thing,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister declared.