Francis concerned about Guadeloupe prison escape

National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has expressed concern about the escape of two ‘dangerous’ prisoners from the Baie-Mahault prison in Guadeloupe last week.

“Anytime you hear these sort of things – to hear a high security facility in Guadeloupe being breached by prisoners is of concern,” Francis told reporters Monday.

“We then have to look at ourselves and see whether we are secured at Bordelais (Correctional Facility),” the minister said.

One of the escapees  from prison in Guadeloupe is Saint Lucian murder convict Henry Reagan, 31, who was serving a life sentence for killing a fifty year old man in Martinique.

The other is  32 year old Vincentian, Peters Orvel, who had been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Fort-de-France on charges including armed violence and sexual assault.

Saint Lucia’s National Security Minister observed that there was need to take note of the offences the escapees had committed.

“Sometimes those persons are desperate and if they were to ever enter our shores we have to be extremely careful  how we deal with those individuals,” the former Deputy Police Commissioner explained.

He disclosed that authorities here are monitoring the situation and working with the French so that any information obtained about the prisoners who escaped from Guadeloupe will be shared.

Francis recently returned home from a Franco-Saint Lucian Security Committee meeting in neighbouring Martinique.



  1. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Tell them not to come to St Lucia

  2. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Tell them that yourself

  3. Jay
    July 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏as this is a serious and dangerous scenario. Think of the crimes of these escapees and know that they are EXTREMELY dangerous. I pray that they both be captured sooner than later before any one else’s gets hurt or worst.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. real canadian
    July 24, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    St. Lucia’s number one export. criminals!

    Niggers stay home, Canada don’t want you.

  5. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Hmm…well boy..I taught it was forigners alone doing crime…..hmm

    1. Anonymous
      July 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Dem stlucians in French jails does not even have a good lawyer to represent Dem.dats why dey spen so much time in French jail sometimes dey well innocent. They just send Dem jail for 10 30 40 60 years in jail because there is no representative from St Lucia that care

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