Prisoners sent to Saint Lucia because UK was unable to house them — BVI Gov’t

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Prisoners sent to Saint Lucia because UK was unable to house them — BVI Gov’t

(BVI PLATINUM) – The government on Monday, November 13, indicated that prisoners were transferred to St. Lucia after Hurricane Irma because the United Kingdom indicated that they could not accommodate the inmates.

Hurricane Irma destroyed the BVI’s penal facility in Balsam Ghut, causing the government to transfer some 21 prisoners to St. Lucia a few weeks after the storm.

During a question and answer session in the House of Assembly on Monday, Opposition Member, Hon. Julian Fraser asked Premier Hon. D. Orlando Smith why the prisoners were sent to St. Lucia and not the U.K.

The Premier responded, “As I understand it, the U.K. prison services were unable to assist at that particular time and St. Lucia already offered assistance both to BVI and Turks and Caicos.”

“…Is that really what happened? Why didn’t the U.K. accept them? They are our mother country,” Hon. Fraser asked.

He further asked the Premier to state whether he was told directly of the U.K’s inability to accommodate the prisoners.

The Premier answered no, stating that the matter was handled by Education Minister, Hon. Myron Walwyn, who is responsible for Her Majesty’s Prison, and the Governor, who oversees security in the Territory.

The Premier also said the government has not yet determined what it will have to pay St. Lucia for housing the prisoners.

No firm date has been set for the inmates’ return to the BVI.

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  1. aa look rowro... st lucia cant handle their own criminal issues but they are taking on other countries problems. choops!!! UK is really sorry for not helping their own!

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  2. New Testament Verse of the Day:
    "So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him."
    – Luke 15: 20

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  3. …"Is that really what happened? Why didn’t the U.K. accept them? They are our mother country,” Hon. Fraser asked." exactly this is the same thing i was thinking about all along and i believe that they could host their prisoners

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  4. Again the British government failing to provide assistance to a colony. Remember Monserrat after the eurption of La Soufriere back in the 1990s I believe, when they were refusing to assist with relocating citizens? The country who legalized slavery and exploited the world does it again while we are busy pandering to their every request. Shame on you Britain.

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    • yes uh thats why compton came through with our independence cause is nothing britain was doing for us you see but when the prince and princesses come here they want us to kiss their asses.

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