The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has remained silent on recordings being circulated electronically of a man, whose voice sounds strikingly similar to that of a senior member of the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP), having “phone sex” with a young woman.
At the same time, ULP activists hosting radio programmes have put their public relations efforts into overdrive, suggesting that the voice of the man is computer-generated even as they claim to have identified the woman from her voice on the recording.
Leader of the Opposition and head of the NDP, Arnhim Eustace, did not comment on the recording on his radio programme on Monday.
But programme moderator Clemroy Bert Francois mentioned the recordings, telling listeners:
“We will not be discussing the tape that is circulating. You are free to discuss it wherever, but we have taken a decision. As of now (For now), we will not be discussing that. That will have to take its own course.”
On Tuesday, Joseph Burn Bonadie, a trade unionist and ULP activist, announced on radio what he said was the name of the female in recording, who he said is 26 years old.
Another source told I-Witness News that she is 22.
“I believe that somewhere along the persons mention their name,” Bonadie said.
But while the young woman mentioned a first name in at least one of the recordings obtained by I-Witness News, she did not mention her full name, as Bonadie did.
“And this tape that is making the rounds was hatched in the highest echelons of — what would I call it? It was organised, and I will give you some more details,” Bonadie said.
He told listeners that the young lady left SVG on Sunday accompanied by a young man, whom he named, and travelled to another Caribbean country, where he said they are now “holed up in a hotel”.
Bonadie said that the young woman’s mother works for a relative of an NDP official and that the man who accompanied the woman out of St. Vincent is also a relative of an NDP official.
“I give you these details because both of them left here on Sunday. They sat on the LIAT flight seat 12B and … seat 12A … and they checked in the hotel in [the Caribbean country] in the same room.
“I give you that information because if you cannot go to the electorate with a programme and a plan for the upcoming elections, you bought several people to get traction. This is a plot planned in the highest quarters in this country,” Bonadie said.
“Yo’ have to add and put one and one together,” he said.
A source claiming to be in the know has told I-Witness News that the young woman in a “sex tape” left SVG out of concern for her safety.
At least three recordings have surfaced over the past few days of the woman and the man having what has been described as “phone sex”, discussing politics, and an “infection” for which the woman said she had been tested.
The woman is said to have been a voluntary participant in both the sexually explicit conversations and the recording of them.
“I can say that she wasn’t paid or offered any money. I think she just wanted to expose him,” a source, who asked not to be identified in this story, told I-Witness News.
In one of the recordings, the female greets the male saying, “Hi, baby. How are you?”
He responds, “Hi. I’m okay. I just got back from Parliament. I called yesterday and didn’t get you.”
She goes on to say, “I am here thinking about our phone conversations from before, and I’m so wet.”
“You are wet? Oh baby…” he says and the two go almost immediately into a sexually-explicit conversation that suggests mutual masturbation.
During the conversation, the man refers to the woman as “my wife” and tells her he is performing oral sex on her.
“I was thinking about you whole time. I thought you didn’t want me anymore,” she says at one point, to which he responds, “Yes.”
The conversation also suggests that the two had met in person before and that she has seen his genitals.
The man also asked the woman if she wants him to impregnate her, using a colloquial work for conception.
“Yes,” she responds. “I’m ready for your baby.”
Towards the end of the conversation, after what sounds like sexual climax, the man says: “They had me all day in Parliament. I’m gonna go and sleep.”
“Okay. I hope you sleep well,” she says, before they say goodbye to each other.
In a separate 3:20 recording, the female ask the male about a meeting that he attended.
He says it was fine, then asks her “How yo’ feel things going with the campaign.”
“Really good,” she responds.
The male then asks who she thinks will win in a particular constituency and she responds identifying a particular candidate.
“I believe so too,” the man says, adding, “It seems as though he has very good support going.”
The two then talked a little about a television show that the woman said she was watching.
He then tell her “But yo’ can’t do anything yet with me?”
“No, I can’t she responds.”
“What kind of infection they say you have?” he asks.
“They didn’t say. I told you everything came back OK but they told me I should wait, do another HIV test before anything; because not because it is negative it is actually that way.”
“I see,” he responds and asks her if she is worried.
“Not really, but I want to be sure,” she says. “I want to be like a hundred per cent that—”
In an 18-minute recording, the two also talked about “an infection”, with the man asking the woman if she is feeling good now because the last time she was by him she was worried about an infection.
She said that she was told she had to go back, presumably to healthcare providers, who she said told her “not because it is that way now it doesn’t mean — and that I should be more careful and that sort of thing.”
The man asked the woman what type of infection it was, and she says there wasn’t any.
“I told you I wasn’t sure of my status because of what happened,” she said, adding after a pause, “But I have one more test to do and then I’ll be sure.”
The conversation then moves to phone sex.
Speculations are rife about who created the tape and their intention and why it was leaked at the time it was.