A man who used social media to insult and threaten Prime Minister Allen Chastanet this week, while hiding his face behind a bandana and sunglasses, has been charged and is now on remand.
Police say they have charged Steve Kowan Alexander, alias Silver, 28, of Canaries but who resides in Soufriere for threats and abusive and insulting behaviour.
He has been remanded to the Bordelais Correctional Facility until Wednesday when he is expected to face a magistrate court.
It took police a bit longer than usual to arrive at a charge yesterday afternoon as Alexander was said to have apologized to the prime minister while in custody.
The 27 second video which featured a man wearing a red bandana covering most of his face and wearing large coloured sunglasses with polarized lens and a beige looking piece of clothing covering his forehead and top of head, was graphic from start to finish in the language he used.
The man in that video was explicit in the profanity and obscenity he used to describe the prime minister, even going as far as to threaten him.
Alexander’s order of arrest was issued by National Security Minister Hermangild Francis after a complaint was made to him by the prime minister.
The man’s outburst against Prime Minister Chastanet was directed at the decision he made to lockdown the country Wednesday morning for seven days.