Charges against Lambirds Academy CEO withdrawn

Charges against Lambirds Academy CEO withdrawn

Charges of obtaining property by deception have been withdrawn against the President and CEO of Lambirds Academy, Doctor Iftekhar Shams.

“The matter was settled essentially through a criminal mediation process which is quite a legitimate process,” the Attorney at Law for Shams, Shawn Innocent, explained.

He said the affected parties, the Nepalese students, were reimbursed the monies that they had expended towards tuition and other expenses paid to Lambirds Academy.

“As it stands now, Doctor shams is no longer facing the prospect of these charges hanging over his head any longer,” Innocent said, adding that the matter involving human trafficking is still pending.

Asked whether the Nepalese students here will now return home, the Attorney at Law said it is a matter for the government of Saint Lucia to decide.

Innocent said he was not certain whether the students were involved in the proceedings that have concluded and whether the human trafficking issues relate to them.

Shams and some associates were arrested after several mainly Nepalese students claimed that after each paying huge sums of money which they had borrowed from persons back home to come here to get Hospitality Study degrees, they realized that Lambirds Academy, which boasted a campus in the North of Saint Lucia, had ripped them off

 

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12 Comments

  1. Quincy Anderson
    January 30, 2017 at 6:25 pm Reply

    Behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining.

  2. Anonymous
    January 30, 2017 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Plz.
    Mr pm,send them back we broke .
    No jobs for out kids .
    Plz send them back.

  3. queen sugar
    January 30, 2017 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Great news for the students. Shawn Innocent on a roll these days. I’m expecting the blackmail case to be dropped as well. Lol

  4. So Glad
    January 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Took a while to get dealt with…..what else to do…. bad bad behaviour… Hope justice will be carried out and the student compensated accordingly and fair. Bless them.

  5. Cascadela
    January 30, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply

    what a shame why a goverment can allow such demonic entities to escape and call this a fair trial they ahoukd be in jail this is human trafficking ,money laundering,theft what on earth is wrong with the st Lucia government something in the water

  6. Cascadela
    January 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm Reply

    I AM APPALLED ASBAME OF THIS ISLAND ITS GOVERNANCE ITS ALL WRONG YOU TELL ME THE CRIME WILL EVER STOP NO IT WONT WHEN CRIMINALS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER THIS IS CRININAL ACTIVITY ILLEGAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING MONEY LAUNDERING,THEFT.ITS A SLAP ON THE HAND AFTER ALL THESE MONTHS OF HARDSHIP HELD AGAINST THEIR WILL WITH NO FORM.OF COMPENSATION THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE WATCHING YOU ST LUCIA YOU BETTER BE READY AS ALL YOUR CRIMINALS WILL BE DEPORTED BACK ITS ABOUT TIME YOU WAKE UP SMELL ITS REALITY NO MORE FREE RIDE..

  7. Fair play
    January 31, 2017 at 1:30 am Reply

    Ah well and the list goes on. St. lucia’s new style of justice. Market place justice. Barter your case to ease the court backlog. One gone, one more to go. Who next? Maybe Verlinda Joseph case.

  8. Anonymous
    January 31, 2017 at 8:35 am Reply

    Lucians really dont like to read. He is NOT off the hook. The charges of obtaining property by deception have been dropped. He may still be facing charges for human trafficking, which if convicted hold much stiffer penalties. So lets see what the justice system does.

  9. MR COCO
    January 31, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply

    Chubby”s baby momma is cool with this. I just talked to her.

  10. Name: Janga Bahadur Tamang
    February 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Everyone are getting money back or just those who left there? plz update me. i am also a victim. i came back before 1 year.

    1. Harwinder
      February 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm Reply

      Hi do you get any information about money back I am also a victim of lambairds

      1. arvind patel
        April 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm Reply

        harwinder where ru from ? my friend is also there in st lucia lambirds

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