Drama at George F.L Charles airport

Drama at George F.L Charles airport

There was drama last night at the George F.L Charles airport involving two Albanian men, described as being in their forties.

According to information obtained by the Times, the men arrived here on a Liat flight from Barbados without valid visas for entering this country.

A source told the Times that the men did not have a ticket out of Saint Lucia.

The source said the men,one of whom is reported to have been arrested some eight years ago in the United States for human trafficking, created a scene when they were informed that they would be sent back to Barbados.

It is reported that the men threatened to disrupt whatever flight they were put on.

The Albanians were eventually put on a Liat flight to Barbados as the only passengers, under the escort of two police officers, a reliable source told the Times.

The matter is currently under investigation.

The incident took place after 7:PM.

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  1. Observers
    May 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Never a dull moment in st Lucia

    1. Cristal
      May 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm Reply


    2. Anonymous
      May 9, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply

      Is there a song like that…because I hear this quite a lot here.

  2. Anonymous
    May 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm Reply

    At least our immigration officers are working..good job guys

    1. bambi
      May 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm Reply

      At least

  3. Anonymous
    May 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm Reply


  4. Anonymous
    May 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

    Yea go back to Albania … Get the hell outta here…(Edited)

  5. The Commentator
    May 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

    So why were they allowed to board in Barbados if they had no valid visas for Saint Lucia? Were the Bajans trying to transfer their problem to Saint Lucia’s doorsteps?
    The police should try to determine if the Albanians arrived in Saint Lucia for sinister purposes given that there are Serbian investments in Saint Lucia.

  6. concern
    May 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm Reply

    We have enough drama down here… So no thanks.

  7. bambi
    May 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm Reply

    It was high time these immigration officers step up start sending them back to their countries just like they do us Caribbean ppl when we go to England , Canada and the United States

    1. Anonymous
      May 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm Reply


  8. Observer
    May 7, 2016 at 10:43 pm Reply

    This is not good police work. The men are here already. I did not read where they were taken into custody and questioned by both investigators and special branch personnel.
    Who knows if this was dry run. A lot of good information could have been missed.

    Persons from those countries and especially in these times should sound alarm bells. Our police cannot be naive in 2016.

    1. Lalala
      May 8, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

      Stop complaining, will you? I tell ya, there is always some pest who has a problem with everything

    2. Anonymous
      May 8, 2016 at 11:10 am Reply

      They have to give you every detail? They give you information on a need to know basis my dear

  9. Missy
    May 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Welcome to CIP

    1. Alvin George
      May 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm Reply

      Another flambeau hack!

  10. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 at 7:40 am Reply

    This has nothing to do with CIP. Choose.

  11. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 at 9:07 am Reply

    A a, a a alot of things for fair helen. I certainly believe that investigations should be conducted as to the reasons Barbados allowed them to board for St.Lucia realizing they did not have documents.

  12. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 at 9:17 am Reply

    I agree. Take your drama else where. Good job officers!

  13. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply

    Way to go St. Lucia! We have enough stress already.

  14. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Every damn thing that happens here now is POLITICS?? choops

  15. True
    May 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Kootos to our immigration officers an to all who handled the matter in a professional matter. St.Lucia is not train and equipped to deal with terrorists. That’s if. But it was handled perfectly. Barbados need to Handle matters in that same manner. Return to sender. Be radical, and nip it in the bus.

  16. Sad-But-True
    May 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm Reply

    They should have been shot and killed!

    1. Anonymous
      May 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply

      how many St Lucians end up in Canada without the correct paperwork or over stay? Should they be shot also?………Immigration did good and dealt with matter appropriately

      1. Sad-But-True
        May 8, 2016 at 11:20 pm Reply

        Are you Retarded, Troll?
        At least, if you are going to Troll comments on here put some effort and intelligence in it, ok Troll?

  17. kermit
    May 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm Reply

    Aa moi soaps… After we still have some Nepalese here .. de Albanians want to come too.. mwehmemz.. lot cotaye pah nii tur

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