Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that he would like to see the model at the heart of the ongoing scandal involving the family of his son, Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, pursue university education.
“… she’s a young lady, she went up to the Community College, I’d like to see her stabilised — the mental issue. I’d like to see her get on with her life. I’d like to see if she can go to university if she stabilises herself. I’d like to see her get a career. I know her mother. And I am not saying anything adverse about the family or anything like that.”
Gonsalves was speaking Thursday about 22-year-old Yugge Farrell of Lowmans Bay, who was, last Friday, Jan. 5, sent to the psychiatric hospital for two weeks’ evaluation.
The woman was sent to the hospital after she allegedly told Camillo’s wife, Karen Duncan Gonsalves, “you dirty b***h” during an encounter in Kingstown during which Gonsalves said Farrell gave his daughter-in-law a “blackmail” letter.
She pleaded not guilty to an abusive language charge arising from the alleged incident.
The prime minister said that the “blackmail letter” has a lot of “nastiness” in it.
“A set of defamatory — a mountain of lies and abuse; just sickening,” he said.
Gonsalves said that Farrell had also delivered blackmail letters to his and Camillo’s office.
“The envelope in which that document was [delivered] is still in the possession of the staff here (Office of the Prime Minister). And the person who received it knows who delivered it. Knows the individual, the same individual who delivered it. Why don’t people just get basic facts,” the prime minister said Thursday in a call to Shake-up on WE-FM.