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21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia

Some 21 prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been transferred to the Bordelais Correctional Facility (in photo), the only prison in Saint Lucia. Built in 2003, it has a capacity of 500 inmates. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some news outlets have inaccurately reported that all prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been sent packing to St Lucia.

Our newsroom can confirm that is not so.

In fact, out of about 143 inmates at the state-owned penitentiary at Balsam Ghut only 21 most dangerous prisoners have been sent so far to St Lucia to be housed at their Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF).

The Virgin Islands (VI) unelected Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, who is in charge of the country following Irma, a category 5 hurricane that destroyed the VI, signed an Emergency Powers for the Transfer of Prisoners, regulations 2017, and issued warrants for the transfer of prisoners to St Lucia a few days ago.

Who is in charge? 

The governor, who shares responsibility over the prison with government minister, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), who is sidelined as the Governor is the boss, said the transfer is because of the two Category 5 hurricanes that affected the prison building at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

Some still on the lose

Following the severe damage to HMP after Hurrience  Irma, all the prisoners escaped; however, all but six have been recaptured, and others turned themselves in.

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews claimed that those who are on the run are ‘low-risk’.

17 Responses to “21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia”

  • just wrong (28/09/2017, 18:53) Like (4) Dislike (38) Reply
    who do this to the families SMH
    • grench (29/09/2017, 06:23) Like (43) Dislike (2) Reply
      The prisoners did it to the families
      • *Hmm (29/09/2017, 19:18) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thank you grench!!! With them nonsense bout who do this to the families. Atleast they alive, the people they killed have families left behind grieving for their loved ones.
    • Umm (29/09/2017, 06:25) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
      When they where doing their crimes, did they think about their families? Go seat!!
    • I'm speaking now (29/09/2017, 10:12) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Just Wrong, what about their families? What about the victims families? Karma have finally caught up to the inmates that were transferred to ST. Lucia prison. Now they will experience what true PRISON LIFE is and what it means. Don't be in any hurry to come back guys.
    • Really? (29/09/2017, 10:37) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Just Wrong, the inmates who was transfer jig is up. From what I heard, St. Lucia prison is no cake walk like the Hotel up on the hill. I bet most of them is crying now. Like the song says, who's sorry now? Welcome to real prison life and reality boys.
  • ballo (28/09/2017, 22:44) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Need pics of the prisoners who are on the loose plz
  • Just Woke (29/09/2017, 08:14) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hope locals included.. Since they wont behave. Let them see where prison Guards and prisoners really rough and tough....
    • Seriously (29/09/2017, 16:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      you think they will send expats only, as if they only commit crimes.
  • wize up (29/09/2017, 08:52) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    God be with them because it will be a big difference between tola motel & jail house
  • ONEBVI (29/09/2017, 18:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rep the VI in St. Lucia guys......VI/BVI Strong......;)
  • ccc (29/09/2017, 18:49) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    Hope they return after the presion is fixed


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