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UPDATE: Senator Raymond accepts apology from two women charged with blackmail

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Minister Dr. Ubaldus Raymond.

(CMC) – A St. Lucia government minister Monday said he has accepted apologies from two young ladies who were charged with blackmailing him and that he is happy the court matter is now over.

“I encouraged them and told them that though they cannot erase their past however they need to focus on their future,” said the Public Service Minister, Dr Ubaldus Raymond.

Last year, the two 18-year-old ladies were arrested after nude photos of Raymond were leaked online. The charges have since been withdrawn.

“They were very repentant in their apologies. I do accept their apologies and I always believe that forgiveness is always stronger than hate and revenge,’ Raymond told reporters Monday.

“I have forgiven these two young ladies for their criminal act against myself and my family and of course the rest of the country I would say,” said Raymond, who served as Minister in the Ministry of Finance at the time of the allegation.

Raymond said he is encouraging young people here to take the path of hard work and dedication, adding “I am happy it has come to an end”.

When the allegations were first made, there had been calls for Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to dismiss Raymond or force him to resign.

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13 comments

  1. Stop getting on like fools here. THE YOUNG GIRLS ARE SELLING THEIR KYATT AND THE GROWN MAN WANTED SOME. HE EH RAPE NOBODY AND HE EH MOLEST ANY CHILD OK. DE MAN BALLS AN 18YR OLD AND THAT'S IT. NOW DE GIRLS ON THE OTHER HAND SELL DE KYATT AND WANTED MORE MONEY CAUSE THEY WERE TO QUICK TO GO FOR CHEAP PENNIES AND THEY REALIZED THEY COULD SCORE BIG TIME. WHO KNOWS HOW MANY MEN THAT FALL UNDER THEIR BLACKMAILING TRAP. HE MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THE FIRST ONE WHO REFUSED TO FALL IN THEIR TRAP BECAUSE HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN PAYING THEM FOR LIFE. DON'T GO AND SEE THE AMOUNT OF MEN WHO ARE STILL PAYING. IT COULD BE YA'LL WOMEN BROTHERS, HUSBANDS, BOYFRIENDS OR SOME OTHER MALE FAMILY MEMBERS AND YA'LL THERE TALKING BIG CAUSE YA'LL EH KNOW. THESE YOUNG GIRLS NOWADAYS GOT ALOT OF TRICKS AND ARE TRICKS TOO BECAUSE THEY LOVE THE MONEY AND WANT TO LIVE THE FAST LIFE WITH ALL THE HOT CLOTHES AND GOING TO ALL THE FETES. YOU THINK IS THEIR PARENTS MONEY THAT FUNDING THAT NO SIR THINK AGAIN. BIG MUN MONEY AND BLACK MAIL MONEY THAT FUNDING IT AFTER THEIR KYATTS RUN RED WITH WOOD. SO SHUT UP AND RESPECT THE MAN BECAUSE HE STOOD UP AGAINST A CRIME AND CRIMINAL ACTS DONE AGAINST HIM BY THEM GIRLS AND WHO KNOWS WHO ELSE WAS BEHIND IT. BRAVO MR.RAYMOND YOU MADE ME PROUD.

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  2. this has been sorted out...done....ok...lets move on.......

    (0)(0)
  3. Uballus has squeezed that book shut. This reveals the predatory behavior of some occupants in authority. It lays bare the perversions and deviance of party politics.
    How long will we wait until the next sordid character shows up?

    (5)(0)
  4. so wait! so u mean to tell me out of the blue the young ladies just wanted to black mail him. questions needs to be asked... well as the pics show the women are very beautiful. is he saying that he never had any conversation with them in reference to meeting up etc... that man is a fraud smh... he think he too good. his wife should have left him for his old ways

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  5. This is a REAL SHAME. He OWES AN APOLOGY to the little girls he was trying to screw with. I cant stand this sexual predator.

    (17)(0)
  6. It has, "come to an end"? Or, an agreement? It is, ". over"? Huh?!. We needs hear other side, too.

    (8)(0)
  7. Made in St Lucia, government minister who engaged in salacious live styles with adolescences now encourages young people to take the path of hard work and dedication.

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  8. Ubaldus can relay his pathetic "I forgive" sob story to every news medium available, it won't change the fact that HE single handedly (pun intended) irreparably damaged his own reputation by his perverse, predatory, depraved actions. No number of grinning pics in the newspapers will erase the image of a grown man jocking his short of a length overused, stub in a government office while being paid by the tax payer. As for the pictures of the offending pea sized pecker; that won't go away for years to come. All how you look at it ...he screwed his own self!

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  9. chooooopss yes blackmail is a criminal offense but how do you explaon the nude pics. so degradong

    (21)(2)
  10. UBALDUS YoU are not the victim. You preyed on 2 young ladies entrusted to your care. Stop playing victim. You are a sexual predator. You can post your grinning face in the newspapers as much as you want it will not erase the fact that your are a sexual predator, a perv, an adulterer and a disgrace to your wife. How would you like it if a senior female government official did the same to your son if he enrolled in an internship programme? Nasty man

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  11. The speediness of the court to wind up Dr. Ubaldus Raymond’s case is truly impressive. Are the public to expect revamped and fast tracked court proceedings or is it only government ministers who get such privilege treatment?

    (29)(2)
    • This is sickening! Ubaldus is going around parading as the victim and the court is party to this.
      Shame on you all, Ubaldus, government and court.

      (7)(0)

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