Clarence Rambally responds to Guy Joseph

At a United Workers Party rally on Sunday to launch three candidates, Castries South-East MP Guy Joseph said, “Jeannine married a Rambally who was at war with the United Workers Party to defy the UWP!”
At the time there was a rising uproar of encouragement from supporters however, as the chicken and rum ebbed away, Joseph has been coming under heavy fire from the public.  Jeannine Compton-Antoine, the lone female MP at whom the allegations were leveled, has publicly appealed to her fellow female candidates to denounce the MP’s statements.
In an interview with HTS this week Mrs Antonie said: “Mr Joseph has been personally attacking me not only on Sunday but on all political platforms especially in the Micoud North constituency. I can’t say if it is because I am female but the type of statements that he has been making have been very anti-female. In the 21st century we need to change the type of politics that we have.”
On Friday, Clarence Rambally, who was Compton-Antoine’s brother-in-law, called into News Spin to air his views on the situation.  He said, “I have kept out of the politics for a while.  I heard this statement from Guy Joseph.  I saw it and I waited a while to see if he would in any way withdraw the statement.  I saw he had an opportunity to do so but instead of giving some response he said no comment.”
He appealed to the public to stop accepting mediocrity from politicians and raise the standards of politics in St Lucia.  In relation to Joseph’s statement’s about his former sister-in-law, he said, “I heard Guy Joseph say he knows the politics of this country and he has followed it to a T.  He forgets that I ran for UWP.  Dr Rambally ran for UWP.  There are as many Rambally’s supporting UWP as they those supporting Labour.  Guy forgets it was Menissa who first brought him on a political platform.  Had it not been for Menissa he would possibly not been in politics.  And when he was on that political platform, he criticized John Compton more than anybody else because he and John Compton had their problems while he was president of the minibus association.  The UWP thought that Guy was Labour and he was using the minibus association.  Compton still brought him in.”
Rambally laid down the facts of his brother’s marriage to the Micoud North MP: “He [Joseph] has to understand that my brother’s oldest child with Jeannine is 16 years old.  Jeannine didn’t know at that time she was going to go into politics.”
He remarked, “Guy reminds me of the politics of fifty years ago when there were no issues to discuss.”
Rambally considers Joseph’s statements to be distasteful, especially given the fact that they were uttered at the launching of a female candidate.  He articulated to host Timothy Poleon, “Both sides, the SLP and UWP sides of the Rambally family are pissed off.  I am proud of Jeannine Compton!  She is the mother of my brother’s children and her children are close to me and Jeannine will remain close to me.”

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