Gonsalves pleased with Chastanet’s criminal deportees complaint

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has been given the thumbs up for his statement on criminal deportees.

Barbados Today quoted Vincentian Prime Minister, Doctor Ralph Gonsalves, as saying he was pleased that Chastanet had joined other Caribbean leaders in complaining that criminal deportees from the United States are hurting the region.

According to Barbados Today, Gonsalves asserted that while some of the deportees were law-abiding, there were others who engage either directly or indirectly in criminal activity.

“The problem is that when they deport them they don’t give us their full particulars, what are the antecedents, what are the details of the crime for which they were sentenced and then deported; what their record is so that we can do a better job of reincorporating them into society. And of course we get no resources in respect of having them to come back into our society in some structured, organized way,” he told the publication.

Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Alen Chastanet, had recently expressed concern about the impact that criminal deportees were having on crime in the Caribbean.

The comments, quoted in the July 11, 2016 edition of Barbados Today, brought a response from the United States Embassy in Bridgetown.

The US Embassy statement, among other things, contradicted statistics Chastanet gave and highlighted the US role in assisting the region’s crime fighting efforts.

The issue of deportations of criminals was thrust into the spotlight again when Vincentian Prime Minister, Doctor Ralph Gonsalves was quoted by Barbados Today as defending the right of Barbados to deport convicted murderer, Arleigh Hector James, back to his homeland.

According to Barbados Today,James, a Vincentian,  received an early release from prison last week after serving 22 years of a life sentence for beheading his 35-year-old wife Debra James and slashing his 14-year-old stepdaughter Sabrina to death in a savage cutlass attack on May 1, 1994.

His son Ashley King, who was 13-years-old at the time, escaped death by hiding beneath a bed.

The publication said Gonsalves would not discuss the issue in any detail and had not heard from Barbadian authorities on the matter.

It also stated that the Vincentian leader did not link the calls for James’ deportation to the issue of criminal deportees from the United States and other developed countries


  1. Disgusted with sad but true
    July 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Sad but true where are you? I’m waiting for your comments on the support for our PM

    1. Anonymous
      July 20, 2016 at 12:27 am

      How can you be “disgusted with Sad-but-true” but you’re waiting to see sad-but-true’s comments? Stalk much? Typical brainless flambeau. Always using the superior party (SLP) to try to be relevant.
      Also SBT has told y’all that he/she does not recognize Allen the boy as the PM. He is not “our” PM, only yours

      1. Sad-But-True
        July 20, 2016 at 6:56 am

        I swear, the UWP Inferior supporters go to bed thinking about what will I be commenting on, next. And its because of their Inferiority Complex. The UWP supporters are still mentally & politically enslaved since finding their new found consolation price.
        I don’t understand why are they forcing their PM on us. I WILL NEVER RECOGNIZE THIS BOY AS SAINT LUCIA’S ….(I CAN’T EVEN SAY IT.)

  2. Anonymous
    July 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Say what u want gonsalve. Ur’ll caribbean ministers cannot never rise to anything but handouts. So what america give just shut up and take. Ur’ll know america see us as leeches and wI’ll continue to treat us as such so pointless u beat ur ….

  3. Sad-But-True
    July 20, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Lol! Of course Gonsalves. As Long as it’s NOT you or your country looking that daft.

  4. Sad-But-True
    July 20, 2016 at 6:37 am

    You see, sometimes being “supportive” of someones actions can be one to Clowning and not necessarily as we may think. Gonzalves is better Educated (well everyone is better Educated than Allen Chastanet,) and has been in this for a Long-time.Lol. And he knows better. So it’s like he is enjoying this Clown of a PM you Voted for. Rotflmao.

  5. Anonymous
    July 20, 2016 at 6:59 am

    SBT, you are so on point. I thought exactly the same.