CASTRIES, St. Lucia, April 12, 2019 (CMC) – Public Service Minister, Dr. Ubaldus Raymond, has been sent on leave, as the government launches an investigation “into recent information, being circulated in the public domain”.
A statement, issued by the Office of the Attorney General, promised that “at conclusion of these investigations, the outcome will be presented to the general public”.’
Earlier this week, Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, denied reports that Raymond had tendered his resignation, amidst media reports that the minister was at the center of a salacious conversation that had gone viral on social media, last weekend.
The media had reported that Raymond had tendered his resignation, following the release of a telephone recording on social media, between a man and a woman, with a foreign accent.
In the statement, the Office of the Attorney General said that “as a consequence of this initial probe, more information has come to light, which warrants further investigations, by the relevant authorities”.
“The government, in seeking to protect the interest of the people of St. Lucia, wishes to give the assurance that these investigations will be performed, without interference and with the utmost integrity. In furtherance of this, Dr. Raymond has proceeded on leave,” the statement added.