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2 prisoners Allen Baptiste & Alcedo Tyson returned from St Lucia

Inmates Alcedo Tyson (left) and Allen Baptiste (right) returned to Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut on Tortola after being sent to the Bordelais Correctional Facility in St Lucia following the hurricane of last year. Photo: VINO/File
Following the hurricanes of September 2017, 21 of the most dangerous prisoners were sent to St Lucia to be housed at their Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF). Photo: VINO/File
Following the hurricanes of September 2017, 21 of the most dangerous prisoners were sent to St Lucia to be housed at their Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF). Photo: VINO/File
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - While many of the Virgin Islands' prisoners remain in St Lucia at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, they continue to advise their families of the poor living conditions, including having to purchase some basic supplies and being subjected to rationing of water.

Two prisoners; however, have since returned.

It was last week that inmates Allen Baptiste and Alcedo Tyson were returned to Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut on Tortola. No official announcement was made by Government on the circumstances that led to their repatriation.

Appeal was successful for both men

However, information obtained from our court sources is that the two men were successful before the Court of Appeals regarding their cases. They remain on remand at the Territory’s Penitentiary.

Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture, who shares responsibility for prison services with the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor told the Parliament that the cost to house the prisoners in St Lucia is some $13,000 USD per month.

The prisoners were sent to the Caribbean island following Hurricane Irma that destroyed the prison and allowed all prisoners to escape.

Many of the inmates have continued to complain about the living conditions at the St Lucia facility and, to date, Mr Walwyn has not advised the public or their families when the prisoners will return.

Superintendent of Prisons, David E. Foot did not immediately respond to our newsroom's queries.

18 Responses to “2 prisoners Allen Baptiste & Alcedo Tyson returned from St Lucia”

  • Not2Sure (22/04/2018, 17:28) Like (55) Dislike (3) Reply
    so what they need a welcome party??? NEXT!
  • Lucian (22/04/2018, 18:07) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
    Spoilt morons. Lucky that was all you got to complain about.
  • NezRez (22/04/2018, 18:52) Like (44) Dislike (2) Reply
    It’s now they know what real prison is. What are they crying for? They had it too good here at HMP.
  • just asking... (22/04/2018, 20:45) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    So did their case get over turned?
    • Shorty (23/04/2018, 09:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Alcedo's case was given a verdict since November 2017 for a retrail by the Court of Appeal. You can check their website online for their judgement.
  • wize up (22/04/2018, 21:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Crime and punishment(big Beal)
  • flUffy (22/04/2018, 21:41) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well. Eventually all of the prisoners have to come back they belong to us! St.Lucia was just ""lending""us a hand in a time of crisis (at a price).These two gentlemen appealled what???won what??lets just wait and see or hear what was the appeals decision.MR.Tyson .I know your wife should be happy or beaming with joy to know your back!!(or is she!!).To each his own!!
  • 123 (22/04/2018, 22:22) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    The excuse given by the bvi government is not acceptable
  • Stupes (22/04/2018, 22:34) Like (44) Dislike (0) Reply
    The families of those they murdered have complaints too but who is listening
    • thank you (23/04/2018, 12:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

      @Stupes, agree with your comment 99.99%. I am and will always be for crime victim families. Who the He!! Cares about them coming back from ST.Lucia.

    • So true (23/04/2018, 17:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Seems like the victims families is the forgotten ones. I'm saying it to, no one want or care to hear anything about them coming back.
  • TOLA PPL (22/04/2018, 22:42) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Appealed case for what!? To get the same answer that's your new home for life or additional life terms
  • Ja rules (22/04/2018, 22:47) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are they complaining that is what prison about y'all think y'all hard
  • Hmmm (22/04/2018, 23:28) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    So if St Lucia making such a fuss for being paid to house BVI prisoners....why dont BVI send home the ones from Monsterrat that been there since the 1990s volcano erruption......hmmmm
  • who cares (23/04/2018, 05:57) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big News, inmates continue to advise their families of poor living conditions at the St.Lucia prison. No one cares. No one wants to hear anything about those people.
    • soo (23/04/2018, 15:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      This experience has taught them lesson. I trust that if and when any of them are released they will open a new page to life.
  • Fatness (23/04/2018, 17:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tola has them too darm spoil. Now where they at is jail time. Them need to pay for toilet paper soap etc etc, not easy access to nothing like we who out free
  • Makes me Sick (27/04/2018, 11:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don’t know Baptiste but prolly was a drug thing.. I get sick knowing that Tyson is back on island.. people here saying, “I know Tyson wife she gone be beaming with joy to see him.” He killed his first wife/gf. His wife should run! He pumped bullets into her chest! But BVI loves there criminals and big them up. Judge was right don’t let me see daylight but he is allowed to leave and get married prolly panchee too..

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