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Yesterday we told you about Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega’s intent to sue Ramon Cervantes Jr. after his family aired a telephone recording between Vilma Cervantes, wife of the late Ramon Cervantes Senior and a man alleging to be Manuel Castillo, the person police believe was the author in the death of Cervantes Sr. in July of this year.

As we have been reporting, the recording revealed damning allegations made against the Minister implicating him in Cervantes’ demise. In a recorded statement, the DPM indicated that the allegation made against him has endangered him and his family at the same time he denied having any involvement whatsoever with Cervantes’ death.

Now, Minister Vega is demanding a retraction from Cervantes Junior and payment for damages for defamation. The DPM’s lawyer, Rodwell Williams, wrote a formal letter to Cervantes Junior claiming that and we quote, “words were baseless, untrue and amounted to a very serious libel on our client and have caused him considerable distress and embarrassment and have put him and his family in fear for his own safety and well-being,” end quote. So, will Cervantes Junior heed to the DPM’s demands? From the looks of things, Cervantes won’t give in that easy as he emphatically told us today there will be no apology on his part.

monchiRamon Cervantes Jr – Son of Deceased

“No, I have nothing to apologize for and there is nothing for to retract and so I won’t apologize.”


“Now he has also indicated that if you don’t he will sue you for third grade libel against his client?”

Ramon Cervantes Jr – Son of Deceased

“Well, let the process takes it course, the importance here is that my father get murdered and as time goes by events are unfolding and they are coming to light and Manuel Castillo called my house and the conversation was taped and we make the public know it and from the very start we had told the public through the media that we would be informing them as the case goes along and everything we do is in pursuit of the truth and justice that is what we want my father is death he was murdered and clearly it was not the act of just four guys there are other levels to that conspiracy.”

Cervantes Junior was given until November 17th to offer a retraction and apology or a suit for libel will be filed against him without any further notice. And while police have indicated that they have closed Cervantes’ case to Cervates Junior was questioned about a rumour that has churning in the public domain, a land transaction gone bad.

Ramon Cervantes Jr – Son of Deceased

“I think that is now gossip and speculations and I don’t think but the documents revealed that he got fifty thousand on that day and thirteen thousand was already paid against that so totally cost us 63 thousand.  The process started some years ago, the 45 thousand was then we agreed and then we ended up paying 63 thousand, other lands we had paid around 50 or 55 in this area from other people he went happily, we had no reason to doubt he didn’t mention it in the conversation any at all so whatever is out there is gossip and speculation we have the documents to prove otherwise."


Cervantes says since the family handed the transcript and audio recording to police last week, there is still no communication from the authorities on this newly presented submission to the case.

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