It took the actual baby father to tell a young man currently serving in the Royal Navy that the child that he was posting on social media was not his.
A friend of the Royal Navy sailor who migrated from St. Vincent about 6 years ago told Breadfruit News:
“Women wicked eh. Sometimes you want laugh or can only laugh. Imagine going to St. Vincent on holiday and a youth come up to you and say you not the baby father. I only telling you this because he can laugh about it now.”
A casual conversation turned into a story that has affected many young men working overseas with girlfriends or spouses remaining in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“He was with this girl from Campden Park before he joined the navy, he went home for Carnival then after he came backup she say she pregnant. When the baby was born, he went home and even christen the baby. His family in America sent home things and he been taking care of the child ever since.”
“If you go on Facebook, well he removed the pictures now but the amount of pics he posted with the child that she sent. He even got his friend in another country to be the child godfather.”
Breadfruit News understands that on a subsequent trip to St. Vincent, a young unemployed footballer told the Navy lad that he was the true father of the 2 year old child.
The footballer was reported as saying “man you cool ah nah but [baby name called] is mines. I don’t know why [mother name called] say is yours but its mines. Do a test. I can’t see she do you that anymore.”
Almost in the style of ‘Maury’, the navy sailor requested a paternity test which the child mother agreed to as he threatened to withdraw his financial support. The result of which proved that he was not the father.
The young mother from Campden park who is also unemployed did not apologise, “if is so is so” she was quoted as saying.
The friend of the navy sailor reported that he “was disappointed but not angry. He even married recently but gosh, woman wicked eh.”