Information Minister Melford Nicholas said that he cried when he saw a social media user threatening to harm the Prime Minister’s 10-month-old daughter.
At a press briefing on Monday, Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney cautioned perpetrators to desist from the crime, saying the force was investigating several online threats.
Responding to a question at Thursday’s Cabinet media briefing, Nicholas said threats were made against him and his family.
“I think that those threats received an accelerant with the incident that took place in St. Vincent with the damage that was done to their Prime Minister,” he said.
“There have been not only defamatory statements made on social media but as well as attempts at my life and…the lives of my family members.”
“It’s not just directed at myself, It’s directed at the Prime Minister. I saw the most heinous and insidious one, really bring the Prime Minister’s infant daughter into the conversation and that one made me cry, to be honest with you,” Nicholas added.
“I could not believe that there is a human being on the face of God’s earth that would contemplate what was enunciated in that particular offensive public display.”
“It’s not too long ago I saw photos of the President of Haiti being gunned down so you do not take these threats lightly,” the Minister insisted.