Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he does not support suggestions that a young woman, whose lewd dancing with a minor during the just concluded Carnival celebrations has been posted on social media, should face legal charges.
Speaking on his private radio station, Browne said while it is a situation of “poor judgement” on her part “what I was told the same little boy, in fact a bunch of them were literally cooping the women and wining up on them.
“I am not making an excuse for the lady because from the time she recognise that it is a child she should have disconti8nued,” Browne told radio listeners, adding he does not support the need for her to be prosecuted.
“Those who want to condemn her as though it was something deliberate, something planned and I don’t think it was planned, I think it happened spontaneously and she did not quite utilise the discretion that was required, recognising that it was a child.
“Again I am not making any excuse for her,” he said, noting “if I am allowed to look at it from a different perspective, if it was a male dancing with a female that age, well you know what would have been a major problem.
“So not because it was a female dancing with a youngster in a very lewd way it means that she must be excused. But I am saying that to say that poor discretion on her part, but I don’t know the issue of criminality and bringing charges against her… I do not know we need to go that far,” he added.
Festivals Minister Daryl Mathew also commented on the issue saying that while the video was ‘disturbing” lewd behaviour usually associated with the Carnival was at a minimal this year.