As the calypso season heats up a local calypsonian is claiming that he is being victimized by a government minister.
Comforter, whose real name is Victor Bique, said following the performance of his song “Dentist” at the Stardom Tent last week Saturday, he received “some real bad text messages”, from Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore.
Comforter said in an interview with Dominica News Online, that apart from being a calypsonian, he is contracted to transport the students from Blackmoore’s constituency on a daily basis and has been doing so for the past two years.
But according to Bique, following his performance, he was reproached by the said minister and threats have been made to end his contract. He said he received four texts from the minister and he could not understand why he was being reproached.
“I was angry and I wasn’t happy about the text,” he said.
Bique claimed that some of the texts described him as an “evil and dangerous man,” “damn rude” and that he should have been left in the pit. “Don’t forget the $10,000. When you use to come and camp in my office to get money and you get contract to carry my children you did not say anything,” he claims one of the texts reads.
Comforter said he has received assistance from government and Blackmoore was fundamental in assisting him in many aspects of his life.
“However this is not a reason to embarrass me like that and have me like a child. I feel threatened,” he said.
He is now demanding an apology from the minister.