Thursday, November 21, 2019

PM Says Ubaldus Raymond Resignation Reports Incorrect

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has declared that news reports indicating that Doctor Ubaldus Raymond has resigned are not correct.

Chastanet made the disclosure to reporters Tuesday outside parliament, days after various media organisations, including St Lucia Times, quoted multiple sources as confirming the resignation.

Initially, he had told reporters that he had no comment when asked whether he had been offered and accepted Raymond’s resignation.

“That’s not true,” the PM said when asked later in the interview whether the news reports were correct.

In response to observations that Raymond is part of the leadership team in Saint Lucia and questioned as to whether he was worried about the scandals Raymond has been involved in, Chastanet said he had to get to what actually transpired.

“So there is an investigation and  that’s why I would rather not to be able to comment at this point. Certainly when I have all the facts I would be happy to do that,” he explained.

The reports about Raymond’s resignation as Minister of the Public Service and a government Senator followed the appearance on social media of a salacious conversation between  man, believed to be Raymond, and a woman with a distinctly Trinidadian accent.

 

53 COMMENTS

    • In the face of all of this scandal the Prime Minister says that Ubaldus Raymond has not resigned? Is he for real? We need to ask for the Prime Minister’s resignation as well.

  1. As usual the party supporter will always agree with whatever crap the pm says even if they are against it in morals. Welcome to st lucia where everybody support their party in whatever they do. Wether it be the smartest move or the dumbest move. Wether they be right or wrong. They will always support their party. And still wonder why slu wont move forward. And it goes vice versa for both parties.

  2. It makes sense for the PM to withhold commenting on the matter if he is not seized of all the facts. To comment would be irresponsible despite calls from the public. St Lucians are a smart people but often allow themselves to be drawn into rumours. This is evident in what has been reported as confirmed reports of resignation. Mr. PM allow the dust to settle before you say or do anything. These are qualities of a good and solid leader. It is what Sir John would have done.

    • Really? The prime minister had to take time to remember if he accepted Dr. Raymond’s resignation??

    • Roger, Roger Roger do you realise that this is a matter of national importance. How can the PM accept that his Minister who is the head of the Public Service decry public servants in the way that Ubaldus did? What ‘s there yo investigate?

  3. Didn’t pay attention to this much but not sure what the issue is. We have the boss of the public service saying civil servants are lazy. That much is true as he is in the best position to know. Then he said teachers are demanding money while being lazy. We all know that. Then he said if they raise teachers salaries then the entire public service must get a raise. Logical. Then he said they Government cannot afford. That much is true. Then he said to be able to afford such a raise retrenchment must follow. That is logical.

    Then there is something about how long he lasts in bed. To be frank. Who gives a flying f#$%. Are we trying to hold the politicians who represent us to a higher standing than we the constituents? It would be very difficult to find anyone here who is faithful to their partner.

    • Seriously? Confidential information like this said while negotiations are still ongoing? And we must accept this CRAP???????

    • Wow Enough BS. You got one thing slightly wrong. He said some of the public servants are lazy. Again to use your words, that’s a fact. And then again as embarrassing as it is, is it anything illegal? No! I think that’s a matter more for the man and his wife. If doing or getting involved in embarrassing acts was the standard for getting fired or resigning then about 75% of our working adults would be out of a job, because we in this little country sure know how to do nonsense.

      • Enough BS (I like your surname) and BlackShade), please note that apart from being a husband he is also the Minister of the Public Service. His wife’s interest is as spouse while our interest is as citizens. His wife will deal with the infidelity part while the public deals with the head of the Public Service speaking in such degrading terms in reference to public servants and not being a good example as a leader.

      • Wow. Retard activated. This has nothing to do with the Government. This is an individual minister in a private conversation having a discussion with some. You people in this country. Wow! My IQ just dropped by 50 points reading some of the comments here.

  4. “Allow the dust to settle down….”Boy are we in deep **** in this Country.All young persons are watching and listening to this disgraceful episode from last week.The Government has said nothing on the matter and the Prime Minister is talking about an investigation is going on.Do they want to say thats it is another case of blackmail or does Ubaldus have dirt on other Government Ministers so they cannot risk dismissing him.

  5. “He who is without sin let him cast the first Stone”
    We call ourselves a Christian and a moral society yet we relish in the destruction of one of our own countrymen.
    Those who are first to condemn are usually the ones who have the most wrong in their closets e.g. that immoral lawyer with the talk show.

    Now I’m not condoning the actions of Mr Raymond, because obviously he is a naive male who seems not to be able to control his sexual urges, but be that as it may, the young lady and her puppeteer/s are no better or more morally grounded than Mr Raymond. In fact to me it is far worse what they have done to orchestrate and setup this call and subsequent event than what mr Raymond is being accused of.
    Those in that syndicate of betrayal will someday also meet the great equalizer……. Death. Just like all of us will. Hopefully they will achieve a peaceful one but we shall leave that to the creator to decide. I rest my case.

  6. Of course! Detract, detract, detract! But we see through the ploy. Same nonsense Trump does. The lion’s share of the issue is the comments the man made as the Minister with responsibility for the Public Service – saying how public servants are lazy and teachers are entitled. Instead of being empathetic to the plight of Government employees, and defending them as he should be doing, he perceives and lambasts them like everyone does.

    Here’s how this will go down – they might find out how the conversations got leaked, cast blame on the individual or group of individuals responsible, play the story out in the media and blacken the good whistleblowers, and that will just die a natural death; not hard to do, given Lucians short-term memory.

    And in the meanwhile, Baldy will just continue his run with the ladies – or at least, try to. But gosh – that girl was so unimpressed with mate tun. And this is supposed to be the best representation of our society.I am not lying – have no respect for him.

  7. UR should not resign based on that phone call. St Luciana need to start letting people live their lives in privacy. He is not the first to have had extramarital affairs while in office. He spoke to a lady from Trinidad, I’m sure there are other who go to Monchy and elsewhere.

    • So it does not matter the confidential information that he shared with the person while negotiations are still ongoing? Have we lost our standards in this country?

      • Which confidential information? Public servants are lazy? Only a retard would believe otherwise. If they raise one, the others will be raised? Duh! They all follow the same grading scale. If salaries increase with limited revenue then people have to be retrenched. That’s rudimentary business logic. Is there anything really confidential that was divulged? In fact do you even know what the word confidential means?

  8. This whole article should have been : “the soaps with U is FAKE NEWS”- so says the PM of St. Lucia. Seems like the private/ personal meeting at the Florida Resort rubbed off!

  9. There’s a passage in the Bible says judge not so that you would not be judge
    The judges that rules for the crucifixion of Jesus they were from saint Lucia cause any thing that happened they judge you before even know what happened tepical saint Lucians remember that famous proverb cockroaches have no mercy from fouls thou shalt not Bear faults witness against thy neighbor all those who quick to comment were not there they didn’t see with there own eyes but they condemning are they true to themselves.SMH.

    • Mr. Joe the same Bible says that its by their fruits we shall know them. This suggest that we must JUDGE the fruit (their actions) to know what they really are. And by the way why are you here condemning (just what you ask not to do) those who feel its their duty to comment. You condemning so much that you condemn all of St.Lucia by claiming that “The judges that rules for the crucifixion of Jesus they were from saint Lucia”. Now say what you want, I judge your writing (the fruit, what you produce) and I conclude that you are a damn HYPOCRITE. Stop using the Bible to further your political mischief, you HYPOCRITE.

  10. There’s a passage in the Bible says judge not so that you would not be judge
    The judges that rules for the crucifixion of Jesus they were from saint Lucia cause any thing that happened they judge you before even know what happened tepical saint Lucians remember that famous proverb cockroaches have no mercy from fouls thou shalt not Bear faults witness against thy neighbor all those who quick to comment were not there they didn’t see with there own eyes but they condemning are they true to themselves.SMH.

    • Mr. Joe the same Bible says that its by their fruits we shall know them. This suggest that we must JUDGE the fruit (their actions) to know what they really are. And by the way why are you here condemning (just what you ask not to do) those who feel its their duty to comment. You condemning so much that you condemn all of St.Lucia by claiming that “The judges that rules for the crucifixion of Jesus they were from saint Lucia”. Now say what you want, I judge your writing (the fruit, what you produce) and I conclude that you are a damn HYPOCRITE. Stop using the Bible to further your political mischief, you HYPOCRITE.

  11. There’s a passage in the Bible says judge not so that you would not be judge
    The judges that rules for the crucifixion of Jesus they were from saint Lucia cause any thing that happened they judge you before even know what happened tepical saint Lucians remember that famous proverb cockroaches have no mercy from fouls thou shalt not Bear faults witness against thy neighbor all those who quick to comment were not there they didn’t see with there own eyes but they condemning are they true to themselves.SMH.

    • Mr. Joe the same Bible says that its by their fruits we shall know them. This suggest that we must JUDGE the fruit (their actions) to know what they really are. And by the way why are you here condemning (just what you ask not to do) those who feel its their duty to comment. You condemning so much that you condemn all of St.Lucia by claiming that “The judges that rules for the crucifixion of Jesus they were from saint Lucia”. Now say what you want, I judge your writing (the fruit, what you produce) and I conclude that you are a damn HYPOCRITE. Stop using the Bible to further your political mischief, you HYPOCRITE.

  12. Well Mr PM. You had better make him resign sooner rather later. Don’t let someone who was not voted in and is causing the govt lots of negative publicity to make them lose the election. Mr PM think quickly and use the brain at the top rather than being like ubaldus and using his little brain below. 🙂

  13. Is this so called pm for real? Talk about taking us for granted. This just cannot be right. No respect for us. This dumb UNEDUCATED fool MUST GO.

  14. All of yall have nasty skeletons in yall closets. For a personal convo yall want to crucify the man. Let he’s wife deal with him…When is not our dirty little secret that gets expose we remember “Morals”. Mizzy outlaws yall doing behind close doors….. IF THE CAP FIT, FIT IT!!!

  15. Chasnet is so disgusting as a so call priminister but God don’t sleep lawd put a hands so we get back our country away from that evil no hearted man…..he’s worse that ubaldus so he won’t realise when some one is mentally sick….

  16. Let’s be real with each other. If you or anyone else can deny that there are some public servants who are lazy then you are lying to yourself. I for one will not jump on the political bandwagon and criticize anyone for a statement of fact. As for the other stuff, it’s his personal business. Not mine, not yours. Without confirming the facts every media house has reported that the minister resigned. Sorry if I’m not so eager to join the public lynching.

    • Exactly. Nothing the man said in connection to his job is untrue. That’s my concern. Not the size of his pecker or how he uses it.

  17. Pierre described himself as ‘governance police’ and not ‘morality police’.

    This statement was made by the opposition leader in response to questions from the media about Dr. Raymond.

    Quote from a just uploaded St Lucia Times article.

    • Roger, I see your problem. Because to swallow and accept every thing that Chastanet says, you think the rest of us should be the same. Phillip Pierre does not see himself as a “morality police” does not mean that the rest of us do not want to be “morality police”. However, you can continue to monkey trying to be everything Chastanet says.

  18. Too all those who are bashing the guy, I wonder if one day Y’all friends comes up to you and say, I saw your HUSBAND OR WIFE in a car talking to a stranger what will be your reactions. POOR LUCIANS.

  19. All of you whose sentiments are that the minister’s actions are just him ” being human” and no different from John Public.
    Well you are seriously missing the point. Remember Walleigh?
    What he did was not illegal either but look what happened.
    Persons in high public office should behave and be held in a higher level of decorum.
    He is the face of St. Lucia in the world; y’all supposed “Christian society”.

    He should live up to the title he carries before his name. Honorable!

    • Facts, I guess Wally should of stayed in his position right? Everyone supporting Ubaldus is obviously a UWP hack or supporter

  20. This matter is disgraceful regardless of what side you are on. We live in the time of Social Media, therefore people should be ever mindful of what they say and do. When a person decides to be a leader in whatever field he or she chooses, one must be acutely aware that all eyes are watching. The public holds you to a higher standard and expects that you will or should personify what it means to lead. There is a thin line between your private and public life. In St. Lucia, some persons who hold titled positions seem to believe that they are Little Gods and can do no wrong and not accountable to any one. As an employee of the Federal Government, when in or out of uniform, in private or public forums I have to be mindful at all times that what I say and do will have consequences. An aspiring politician in the USA in his private life was sending nude photos of himself to young women with whom de developed friendships over the Internet. The story goes on. Final outcome: he was fired from his position, had to give a public apology, sentenced to time in prison. He has served his time and it was publicly broadcasted on all the Networks that his name is placed on the Sexual Offender register for the next 20 years. In the USA, with all its ills, “No One Is Above The Law”. St. Lucians you are within your rights to demand respect and accountability from the persons whom you elect to high office and to lead. Remember a fish rots from the head.

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