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Best-behaved prisoners return from St Lucia

Nine of the 21 inmates who were transferred to a prison facility in St Lucia after the September 2017 hurricanes returned to the territory on Thursday, August 16.

The nine prisoners selected to return and continue their sentences at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut were those who demonstrated the highest level of reform, prison authorities told BVI News.

The names of those returning inmates were not mentioned in a media release from Myron Walwyn, who shares joint responsibility for the prison with the Office of the Governor.

Walwyn and Acting Governor David Archer, Jr said the remaining prisoners are expected to return shortly and thanked St Lucia for housing the BVI inmates.

“We wish also to thank the families of those returning now and for those remaining individuals – who will return soon – for their patience whilst refurbishments to the Her Majesty’s Prison have been undertaken,” they said.

The 21 prisoners – classified as ‘high-risk’ – were transferred to St Lucia’s Bordelais Correctional Facility after sections of Her Majesty’s Prison had become compromised during Hurricane Irma.

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  1. No nonsense says:

    So dem returning after St. Lucia complaining about over crowding at their prison….!

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  2. Eagle eye says:

    Why post this with out the names strups

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  3. One off the list! says:

    August 13, 2018 at 4:01 PM
    Please no tricks, country has major problems. Crime for one has gotten out of hand under their rule.

    Under NDP- the country failed to recover from 2 hurricanes in 2017!

    Under NDP the local economy has lost over 2 billions and expected more of this. From lost of financial services, taxes, and lower tourism offerings.

    Lack of schools fully equipped, and a wide range of mismanagement of funds for national projects like roads, airports, and school walls.

    NDP has a lot of explaining to do, should the voters trust them, should we believe they intend to change this record??

    NDP is also porking it’s finger in the UK EYE, and is handling the negotiations badly.

    NDP CANT EVEN bring the prisoners back home!!! They good at attacking good people, but love to mislead and cover up there lack of leadership!

    NDP has no real answers, it’s more of the same, no expansion of nothing positive. Fact is, the new leader is not tested nor proven to hold his own.

    Too much decisive rhetoric, to angry when dealing with elected officials. Almost becoming violent when talking to others who disagree. Sends the wrong message to the youths.

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