Saint Lucia’s External Affairs Minister, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, asserting that she is sensitive about people who stammer, has told reporters she does not believe that the Prime Minister meant anything bad in comments relating to the stuttering of opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre.
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on Sunday poked fun at Pierre’s way of speaking.
“I probably would not have said it myself but I don’t think the Prime Minister meant anything bad,y so I am sure that is a matter than can be resolved,” Flood-Beaubrun told reporters outside parliament Tuesday.
“I used to stammer very badly – sometimes I still do, so I am sensitive about people who stammer. I understand what it is and sometimes I still do,” the minister stated.