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The speaker may have thought that they were having a private conversation.
The speaker may have thought that they were having a private conversation.
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The announcers and other persons in studio at Star FM, the radio station owned by the ruling Unity Labour Party, might have forgotten on Wednesday an important rule of broadcasting: always assume that microphones are live.

And, in forgetting that rule, they may have inadvertently broadcast an expletive-laced conversation in which they laughed about the ongoing scandal in which model, Yugge Farrell, 22, has claimed that she had an affair with Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves, 44.

It is not clear why the conversation went on for more than 30 minutes of the time allotted to the station’s “Street Beat” programme, apparently without anyone calling into the station to point out the apparent glitch.

Some parts of the conversation are not clearly discernible against the music in the foreground, but the length of time between when one song ended and another began allowed listeners to hear certain chunks of the conversation.

During one such break, which came after some especially raucous laughter, one of the men in the in-studio conversation speaks about text messages.

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“Me ain’ want no evidence, boy,” another man adds as the music stops and the only audio is the in-studio conversation.

“No, for real yuh. Tha’s is where Camillo could geh tie up now, ah nuh. Trust me,” the man said.

The second man disagrees.

“He cyah geh tie up. What is wrong with a f**k? Come on! F**k alyo talking bout,” he adds.

“What is wrong with a f**k,” the first man chimes in. “Nothing nah wrong with a f**k until yo’ f**k a crazy gyal,” he adds and laughs.

The other man disagrees with this position, saying, “Nothing nah even wrong with that. F**k wrong with yo’?”

“Yugge like she cyah mek a f**king bride. Wha’s he fighting up for?” one of the men says.

Another responds, “Tell me nuh?  She feel she a wifey, boy. The gyal just feel she a wifey, boy.”

Another man adds to the conversation, saying, “When yo’ look at Yugge messages, yo’ clearly see this is how it go: she, Milo, the daughter, and the wife is like the, arhm, on the bottom—”

“Yeah. Non-existent,” another of the men adds.

“She real outta place,” another man says.

At this point, one minute and three seconds after the music stopped, one of the men asked the other if he was playing music, an apparent reference to the music broadcast as part of the station’s programme.

One of the men noted that no music was being played, but it would be another 17 seconds before the music recommenced.

In the interim, one man said, “She lucky is not Cummings”, as the sound of clicks of a computer mouse are heard.

“He wudda gi’ she ah box,” the man says.

As the music recommences one of the man says, “Cummings haffi relax he self,” and the music, “Fire go Bun Them”, makes some of the words indiscernible.

Earlier in the broadcast, the men were heard, during another break in the music, testing microphones.

The in-studio conversation that was apparently broadcast accidentally, took place two days after Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett ordered Farrell to return to the psychiatric hospital for a third consecutive week as he considers arguments by the defence and prosecution regarding a psychiatric report which says she is unfit for trial.

Farrell was arraigned on Jan. 5, before then Kingstown Magistrate Bertie Pompey, on a charge that the previous day at Kingstown, she used abusive language, to wit, “you dirty bitch” to Karen Duncan-Gonsalves, wife of Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves.

After Farrell pleaded not guilty, her lawyer, Grant Connell made a bail application, but prosecutor Police Constable Corlene Samuel told the court that the crown was making an application for Farrell to be sent to the Mental Health Centre for two weeks of application.

Samuel did not give any information in support of her application, which was granted amidst strong objections by Connell.

When Farrell reappeared in court last Monday, Director of Public Prosecutions, Colin Williams, told the court that the Crown was applying for Farrell to remain at the Mental Health Centre for further treatment.

However, Connell objected to this, telling the court that the person who had signed the report was not a psychiatrist.

Farrell returns to court on Monday.

10 replies on “Star FM broadcasts expletive-laced in-studio conversation about Yugge-Camillo saga”

  1. It’s a shame we as Vincentian putting up with all this and especially the women in the land. Such disrespect should never be tolerated and am personally calling on the minister to do the decent thing and step down.

  2. What a life we live in St. Vincent. Such utter contempt to our men in society. We all have children, and behaviour like this is unacceptable. Why make fun of such a situation? How do you value women in society, we all came from a woman. Such a downright shame.

  3. Some Vincy Woman!
    Vincy Woman to some these framers are not Wife material and this not new. looking down this road many of our intellectual brothers, doctors, lawyers and business men have chosen foreign wife.
    Vincy Woman is below their status now! They are not Wife material. So what they are to them?

    Office toys
    Night riders
    Dance and party objects
    Sex slaves
    Sexartary: Take them out on special assignment
    Assurance toys. When house wife is mad .

  4. When Vincy women start looking out for one another maybe things might change but right now they are afraid to speak up about things that happen to them ,remember the whole world is watching you SVG.

  5. And here on in lays the problem in SVG. Until men can respect the fact they come from a woman, stop beat and rape there woman with their belief this is normal behaviour, then the belief of man dominating women will not change. I have no affiliation to either party, and have resided here for the last 2 years. I can admit that I am appalled how men treat women.
    What is now taking place in SVG in regards to this poor young lady is nothing short of scandalous, it is also the perfect opportunity for women to wipe the mater out of their ?, wake up and smell the ?? and stop and think, there for the grace of good, that could be me, my daughter, sister mother etc.

  6. These men on the Star FM Radio are a disgusting group of very sick fathers or fathers to be. This just shows Vincentians how low these men would stooped they maybe doing the same thing to other young ladies they are known for that. I am glad the audio was on so the people would know how some of these Vincentians men mindset are, if every women to come forward about some of these men like the US and Canada you would be surprised. I am so ashamed of these men and what is going on right now in my country and for these men its a joke while the women, and children are being sexually abused by men like them who have the same mindset to rape and abused. I heard of many rapes and abused from their own Vincentian men growing up in St. Vincent it is so sickening they travel to other countries and do the same thing.

  7. This is so sad ,these men didn’t come from a woman and doesn’t have sisters it’s a crying ?shame,where is all the womens activists have they sold their souls for material things to.

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