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Blackmail Case For Feb. 2 Hearing

Image of Dr. Ubaldus Raymond [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

AN eighteen year old girl of Beausejour, Gros Islet will appear in court February 2 to answer a charge of blackmail, THE VOICE has reliably learnt.

The girl, a student, is alleged to have blackmailed Minister of Finance Dr.Ubaldus Raymond. If convicted she could be jailed for up to 14 years.

Image of Dr. Ubaldus Raymond [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
Dr. Ubaldus Raymond [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
The case arises from an incident which surfaced in the public realm a week ago via social media which has placed the Minister at the center of a scandal with calls in some circles for his resignation.

The teenager was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 last week after being arrested and charged under Section 223 of the Criminal Code.

Raymond released a statement claiming that people will constantly try to besmirch his character and use underhanded tactics to undermine his credibility and that there have been attempts to threaten him and extort monies from him through devious means.

He further claimed that the situation he now finds himself in is not a unique one in the world and that others had gone through similar circumstances probably unable to fight back because of being scared, ashamed or did not want to open themselves up to the kind of attention that shame victims of such crimes.

Raymond maintained that he will not give in to political operatives who will use “the most disgusting tactics” in order to malign his name or scare him into submission.


  1. There is only one reason behind the rapid pace at which this case went through the judicial system: the exoneration of Ubaldus. The man has already been found innocent of any wrong doing as they in political circles. I see that as the beginning of cover up and corruption in plain view for all to see as practiced by this Chastanet government. All of us lives to fight another day when we play and not get caught. This was not so in this case. The man was caught red handed. In my book he should the high offices of the land and go.

    1. Understood!!! But we are not talking about the other folks that hadn’t been caught. Our problem world wide is we like to compare and use third party to justify our actions. Grow up!!!!! Its just wrong!!!!

  2. Wow!!!!! Be a leader and don’t blame this on anyone. Take responsibility for your actions. The fact is you have a post and a reputation. Why would you send ilicit photos to some teen or rather immature girl. I think you should step down. To avoid the aggravation of fellow st Lucian citizen.

  3. The whole thing is sick and a strong message should be sent out for this kind of behavior.
    One is 18, stupid and immature; The guy’s engagement in such stupidity will live with him
    for the rest of his life; it will bug him in his next application for another job. So who wins?
    The girl I believe, was already rotten; the man, if I should call him a man, will have that kind
    of experience to live with for the rest of his sorry life. Never a dull moment in Luciana.

  4. Ting-Tang!

    Remember this Voice article of the 17th January?

    “Gov’t May Speak on Raymond’s Fate Today”

    Hear anything yet? Instead the Voice is piling on with more articles slanted towards their favoured son, U-bold-ass nig…shut yuh mout!

    As I said before, it’s just more of their poisoning of the well of justice, which presumes one to be innocent until proven guilty!

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