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UPDATE: Local journalist further remanded behind bars

By SNO Staff

gavel-slider_w504A local journalist has been formally charged with rape, reliable sources have confirmed.

The journalist reportedly appeared in the First District Court in Castries today for a bail hearing. However, the magistrate ordered him remanded.

However, St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the journalist’s lawyer has filed or will file a bail application which may be givena hearing later this week.

The journalist’s name can not be disclosed because local laws meant to protect the privacy and safety of alleged victims of sexual and domestic-related incidents do not permit this, a law enforcement official has said.

The source added that it is believed that identifying an alleged perpetrator in such cases, may aid in revealing the identity of the victim and compromise the victim’s privacy and safety.

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72 comments

  1. straight SHOOTER

    E-POLL OR NO E-POLL Ubaldas should not be a leader in St. Lucia government, such a shame.People please ,rape is not a subject you want to tackle unless you have proof for or against if not don't go there,

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  2. now my only issue is the reason given for not publishing the name of the accused rapist. so u mean u did not name him because u are afraid for the victims safety..lolll lmfaol. seriously, really. so other people do not need to be safe from this guy. but we all know the untold stories of his biography now. so go ahead keep his name and identity on the down low i am sure R Kelly will not help when the shit hits his ribs on the remand.

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  3. Goodness! Conflicts of interests, conspiracies and lies and damm coincidences

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  4. Truth spills, you man abusing you too and you still there wah. And you so concern about someone else. I agree with you about there is two sides to a story and thief and so on in not written on anyone's face. Both of them wrong, both of them dam guilty, but the law is always for women. Women dominates and the laws in St,Lucia need to be balance. There are so many innocent men behind bars because of women. Go check it out. And I am talking about relationship affairs, not drugs or staling, or house breaking, women in St.lucia getting off scotch free. I agree with CLaudius Francis to give him support. We need more men like him to liberate us men. Well done CLaudius.

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    • Claudius saYS SUPPORT HIM. rAPISTS SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER

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    • It is evident that the justice system in St Lucia is flawed but that shouldn't mean a guilty man gets to walk free as a sign of liberation for those who are innocent. I'm sorry for those behind bars who don't deserve to be there, I too want a fair trial for them. But I disagree with Claudius Francis due to the fact that this charge concerns rape which is NEVER justifiable by any means.

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  5. H5D STOP THE STUPIDITY! Calling the guy short and ugly,innocent until proven guilty there's two side to every story

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  6. my child mother always raping me, who should I check. Especially early in the morning.

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  7. WHEN DO WE SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?

    It doesn't matter who you are in society. A person can only take so much abuse. Forget reputation, what about morals? What gives someone the right to force themselves into your most sacred of places? Children's mother or not. This is the problem, a rape victim has the courage to speak up and the public immediately blames her for having her body unwillingly invaded.

    Assess the situation for what it is. You were warned by the police on several occasions (about 5 times), stay away from her they said. You didn't listen, I guess hitting her when you felt like it wasn't enough; or slamming her face into a car door almost breaking her nose after which KAREN threatened to beat the already battered woman ; or begging her to get back together then cheating on her resulting in your last child. You put yourself in this situation when you raped her, even after she told you no, tried to push you off.

    This is someone who gave you countless opportunities to change and be a better man for yourself and your kids. All was never lost for you until you abused the person who loved you and wanted better for you.

    Your brother has even called the young woman threatening that if she goes to the police he would do something to her. All those threats to the victim are made by people who blatantly disregard the truth because they simply do not care about right and wrong.

    They think that by dragging her name through the dirt, it will convince the public she is just crying wolf. But let's not be ignorant here. You cannot cover up the truth anymore and the bruises on her body speak for themselves.

    For those who do not know the details, do not assume he is innocent just because you see the professional face on the television screen. People are not who they appear to be and there is more than enough evidence against him.

    To the victim, I applaud you for speaking out and I stand with you. It takes a strong woman to not respond to lies and rumors about herself. That speaks volumes, it is not about revenge or trying to ruin someone's life, it is about safety and basic human principles.

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    • If this lady was raped as she said, Claudius will prove to be the biggest Jack**** and heartless know-it-all person in St Lucia.

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    • This is why so many of our women and young ladies are abused and afraid to seek help, or speak out. They're being abused, beaten but just because of our societies thinking they rather keep everything in and go through the abuse util they become a victim. A young lady was raped regardless of her relationship with the individual it doesn't give anyone the right to commit this act. For her to take take that step meant that she has already weighed the consequences pertaining to him fathering their children against healing and recovery for herself. She chose the latter and i pray that she recovers and heals from such a traumatic experience. Persons have to be held accountable for their actions, we need to think before we act especially as guys living in a society which laws favors women. As for the brother who is threatening the young lady I'm asking you to cease from such and let the law do what it has to do. Your brother erred and you should right now focus on supporting him and seeing him through this time, be there for his kids, its a really sad situation but don't cause more damage than there is already.

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    • You should write a book since u know so much. People like u shouldn't know other people's business. U on here telling all the girl's business. Information like this isn't yours to divulge, especially on a public forum. I'm sure your heart was in the right place, but that's just wrong.

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      • P.S. I wouldn't divulge this info if the victim was not okay with it.

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      • I did not divulge any information that the victim was not okay with being made public. And btw people like me are those who stand up for loved ones when they can't do it on their own.

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  8. I like tangerines too
    Tangellos

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  9. I like cheese

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  10. if it was a minister he would be on the epoll since last night

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  11. I have never seen a bunch of ignorants comment here! y'all so stupid. Tell me.. Why would he jepordize his job? Why would he spoil his reputation? Think!!! Only someone who wants to bring you down and tarnish your name would come up with such. Smfh.

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    • Kenny's third wife

      Why would anyone do anything. Rape is about power. Why would Bill Clinton get fillated in the Oval Office? why would PMs sell entire seabeds? Why would sitting ministers loose their diplomatic passports while in office? Why would mike tyson bite off an ear? why would the world go around. No one can ascertain guilt of innocence on a comment board. That job pays pennies by the way!

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    • It doesn't matter who you are in society. A person can only take so much abuse. Forget reputation, what about morals? What gives someone the right to force themselves into your most sacred of places? Children's mother or not. This is the problem, a rape victim has the courage to speak up and the public immediately blames her for having her body unwillingly invaded.

      Assess the situation for what it is. You were warned by the police on several occasions (about 5 times), stay away from her they said. You didn't listen, I guess hitting her when you felt like it wasn't enough; or slamming her face into a car door almost breaking her nose after which KAREN threatened to beat the already battered woman ; or begging her to get back together then cheating on her resulting in your last child. You put yourself in this situation when you raped her, even after she told you no, tried to push you off.

      This is someone who gave you countless opportunities to change and be a better man for yourself and your kids. All was never lost for you until you abused the person who loved you and wanted better for you.

      Your brother has even called the young woman threatening that if she goes to the police he would do something to her. All those threats to the victim are made by people who blatantly disregard the truth because they simply do not care about right and wrong.

      They think that by dragging her name through the dirt, it will convince the public she is just crying wolf. But let's not be ignorant here. You cannot cover up the truth anymore and the bruises on her body speak for themselves.

      For those who do not know the details, do not assume he is innocent just because you see the professional face on the television screen. People are not who they appear to be and there is more than enough evidence against him.

      To the victim, I applaud you for speaking out and I stand with you. It takes a strong woman to not respond to lies and rumors about herself. That speaks volumes, it is not about revenge or trying to ruin someone's life, it is about safety and basic human principles.

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  12. Let me give you guys a hint, he's the ugliest guy on the media and its not the street vibes guy. The guy is short looks weird and also a 3 piece suit enhances he's looks in no way shape or form.

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  13. Ok. So PBL news has already told us who the journalist is and of course everybody knows what happened. All of us have suddenly become police detectives, lawyers and magistrates. This is a rape charge. Since when are the names of alleged or convicted rapists ever plastered in the news? So many other people have been accused and they were granted bail right away and this guy is sitting I a jail cell not even sure whether is application for bail will be approved. Some of us so damned fast to play judge jury and executioner without knowing what actually happened. He has probably lost his job and his reputation has already been tarnished whether or not he is guilty. Let the man face his day in court.

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    • A magistrate can deny bail for whatever reason especially in non-indictable cases. However a bail application to the High Court can be sought since everyone is entitled to bail.

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  14. 1? The chick in the ubaldus case did not rape
    2) Ubaldus did not rape either so therefore it is applicable to have their names and pictures in the news.
    Even in the states they sometimes don't published the rapist name to protect the victim.
    Remember it is alleged he's innocent until proven guilty

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  15. Wah!!!!lucians is something else boy. That's why this country not going anywhere. Know your rights, know your law. The police not doing their work. $50,000 for providing picture and name, it can be you,the media is not allowed to say the name or publish the name

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  16. Sorry to say but he was my boy, but can't keep this, if a young chick was horrible pasted all over the media. Its mr.isedor

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  17. Bill Cosby was accused, his name was out in the open..... Donald Trump was accused, His name was out in the Open, among others of course. which prominent journalist in St. Lucia Has more to loose than these other folks, true or false accusations, this will only make it worse for the accused, since his name must eventually come out, this is St..Lucia. he will be shamed as badly as YUbaldus was. Mark My word.

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  18. Hypocrites, those media practitioners pretend to be professionals, am watching how they will treat this matter.

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  19. Name rhymes with the Bajan female rapper...

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  20. The guy was alleged of rape.......trust me a guy like that wouldn't do such shit like this.....i know the journalist...putting the guy on remand...he has a child with her yoo.....why would you rape your child mother?does that make sense??..and i dont think his identity should be revealed because . They dont have solid evidence To prove it ..

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    • His ur friend so u go always say dat but if ur child mother says no n u still take Dats rape u damm azz

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    • Why would you rape your child mother? Really once again we have to go down that line to educate fools. since that's his child mother I am guessing he felt entitled to "take/have sex" to his heart's content.. she has the right to say no.. and if she said NO...cuz u know.. NO is NO...and he still FORCES himself on her after that NO, then it is rape......... whether they have one child, 20 children, married, engaged, no longer together or what... it is still rape...
      your comment matches your name.. real nig..real nigs like you will do that shaite and still think because you in relationship that gives you the right to just have sex because you feel like it. Most rape cases are carried out by people the victim knows, be it fathers, brothers, uncles and friends. Is because of people like you women don't want to come out and say they were raped. Real nigs like you aint real nigs.. yall just cowards with small "wee wees" who force yourself on women and then say "gasa she liked it e" "that eh rape, we have a child"
      No JACKASS it is rape.. get it together!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOOL

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      • Best comment I've read in a long while. Kudos to you.

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      • i am JERRY SPRINGER

        the system have you covered. 🙁
        it is easy to cry rape... she can say she said no even after the act and a test done ,, we men are all stuck! the criteria for rape has changed to screw men up.!

        so when it come to the Cry rape?
        Women are the father 🙁

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    • Who are you to put your hands in fire for this man? I was raped by an ex yrs ago and blame myself up to a day like today because I was naive to think that we could remain friends and still hang out together.. Silly me.... It happed at his house and this is when I knew all the blame would be placed on me so I just let it go. But mentally and emotionally it has destroyed me. Women... Don't be afraid to speak up and don't blame yourself for what happened... The word "Rapist" is not tattooed on anyone's forehead,so don't be too quick to say he's innocent. That's exactly why there are cold rape and murder cases....because those who commit these crimes get away and walk amongst us ,sit next to us on the bus....sigh....

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    • Concerned citizen

      Ignorant talk right there...Find a parkikg lot, fill it up with chairs, and have several sits!!!

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  21. I can almost swear that Ive seen other rapist's pictures or videos at court released to the public. We should have an e-poll on this! This Journalist should follow the lead of Hon. Ubaldus Raymond, and release his own name to the public. We should have an e-poll on this (while grinning to the camera). That way, people get used to the allegations. Even if we continue to have e-polls about it weeks later. Even if the media follow the story with constant e-polls, at least it will be out there and people will accept the allegations. This is a sad yet true story, concerning especially the media and especially pseudo journalists. When a story breaks, it is just a story. The facts and only the facts should be investigated. No innuendo or public swaying should be sort by the media. Only the facts. I hope that this media person practiced being diplomatic and fair in his or her reporting or even e-polling. I hope that this media person did not grin live on my tv when the supposed pictures of the Hon. Ubaldus Raymond came out on that fateful Friday. I hope he did not try (or she)n try to make the story continue for weeks, trying to tarnish the name of someone, when that same journalist would have been more likely to err. Hopefully we get a couple e-polls on this and hopefully the media tries to drag this media person down as much as they may have possibly tried to drag other members of the public down with e-polls.

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    • Ok anonymous. With your frequent use of the word.. e-poll.. Your statement made no sense whatsoever. You may never know what happened. Who knows if the girls is trying to spoil his reputation?? Smh

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      • You should have stopped after "You never know what happened" because none of you know what happened. You both are behaving like Claudius and Andre on their shows today. There will definitely be a victim when all this ends.

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  22. The media houses tight lip on this one, now it hit home you'll silent, if was someone else headline news whole week, Andre Paul and crew not a word not a word.

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  23. Nonesense!so what about ubaldus his name was live.as is a journalist?Lucia dat deh the name must reveal

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  24. Bullshyte! Trust me his name will come out. St. Lucia is way too small. "Pawol pas mousasch"

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    • Nonsense if it was some one with no name ,yes some one like me my name would be all over the media

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    • One day they saying they cant release his name unless he or she has been charged and now this shit wake the f up St Lucia stop being bias

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  25. It will come out some day . I feel so bad for this person . Lord what is going on with these guys today . Let's not jump to judgment .

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    • i am JERRY SPRINGER

      it is the system, that's for serving ceasar.. men are screwed! she cry rape and he is arrested, guilty or not, it is easier to prove him guilty.. he came inside her..
      the criteria for rape has changed, even in the midlle of the act she changed her mind, he loses. what about his blue balls? now that's raping him.. nothing for that

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  26. We need to know the rapists amongst us.Hello

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  27. They don't put out photos or the names with people charged with rape in St Lucia period.

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  28. By today we must know fb watsapp lang kaka must say who

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  29. Pure bullshit...so he goes out on bail...we don't know who he is and he rapes another unsuspecting woman...smfh!!

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  30. Bullshit ! If was a little malayway they'd put the person pic . Smh.

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    • You stupid ass y'all are obsessed with seeing an accused pictures like you don't know who it is! They cannot release the accused photo regardless if he is a malaway or bougeois take your inferior complex and stuff it!

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      • It should have been your dirty ass to see if you wouldn't want them to expose the person

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      • It was ok to publish Dale Eliott's name. There was a victim in that case. What the hell is wrong with you media people.

        The fact is he was arrested and charged. Not true? Whats the secret in that.

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        • Sadly the rules only apply to those who are favoured. Dale's picture was also plastered over the media. But it was ok then. It was not rape but according to the article above I think Dale's case can be considered a domestic related incident. So....the rules didn't apply to Dale but it applies to Rehani? Oh ok. Alright I see....tanto tanto....

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  31. This is jus unbelievable.....

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