Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said he will not be sweeping anything under the carpet and is not afraid to speak the truth.
He was commenting at the Ministry of Health’s virtual press conference on Wednesday, when questioned on the issue of the private beach woman Samantha Ramischand and a recent post by her father, attorney Odai Ramischand.
Mr Ramischand posted on Facebook page this morning, defending his daughter and telling the minister, “F–k you and your family,” and insisting the beach is the family’s private beach.
Deyalsingh said “I took an oath in office recently to conduct myself without fear, favour, malice or ill will. I am not afraid, as Minister of Health, to talk the truth. Because it’s the continuous sweeping under the carpet of the responsibility of every person…
“I am not afraid of the backlash. I anticipated it. In fact, I expected it to be worse…I am not afraid, I have no regrets, because we have to talk truth to power in this thing,” Deyalsingh said.
He said many have praised him for calling out the “reckless minority.”