Jumoke Castro, the son of Minister Edmond Castro had his foot in his mouth a few weeks ago when he posted vile sexual threats to the wife of a Nazarene Pastor. His remarks and threats were frowned upon my multiple agencies and parliamentarians including the Prime Minister. His position in the public service was placed on the line. He was placed on administrative leave but now he is back to work. Despite his reinstatement, his position is still on the line as explained by the Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight.
Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary: “That seems to be his defense, he said that’s his explanation. It wasn’t under his signature, the Public Service Union says they were acting on his behalf as a member of the union, we will take that on board but I think we are proceeding to take the claim to the Public Services Commission, he will have an opportunity to explain himself, defend himself, bring a lawyer if he so chooses but it’s not done it’s going to go forward.”
Reporter: So as it stands he remains suspended?
Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary: “No he’s reported back to work.”
A release on this matter was issued by the Public Service Union earlier today. In that release, the union condemns Castro’s behavior calling it immoral and disrespectful and going against the expected behavior of public officers. The union went on to say that this situation highlights the need to amend the Public Service Regulations to include cyber crimes.