Most Saint Lucians jailed in Martinique due for release within next year

Most Saint Lucians who are incarcerated in neighbouring Martinique are due for release within the next year, diplomatic sources have told Saint Lucia Times.

There are currently 56 Saint Lucian nationals behind bars in Martinique for various offences.

According to information obtained by the Times, 36 will be released before the end of 2018.

Just last month National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, had expressed concern about the number of Saint Lucians who are serving time in Martinique, asserting that the number was ‘high’.

Francis announced plans to contact the Saint Lucia Consulate in the French overseas department to obtain information on the jailed Saint Lucians, determine their situation and ascertain whether their rights are being upheld.


  1. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm


  2. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    if was there for a good reason

  3. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    St. Lucia’s #1 export, criminal niggers!

    1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
      August 14, 2017 at 11:28 am

      You’re a f…… racist.

  4. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    yea free my mob

  5. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Leave them there !

  6. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    If you haven’t seen them for a while then most likely they are in prison in Martinique

  7. Choops
    August 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Why is this news?

    1. Anonymous
      October 18, 2017 at 4:07 am

      Because we need to be informed. That said, I don’t agree that people should be incasrated for marijuana it is a waste of time and resources…when those people are released,if they were not criminals before,they are now,most certainly hardened criminals…. no rehabilitation it is simply senseless! In no way am I endorsing breaking the laws,however the law is a not productive and does more harm than good. How in the world have we managed to make an herb illegal!? Bizarre.

  8. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Now the Island can expect a rise in more criminal activity. The officials should beef-up security. And already there is no work for them to do. What a shame on these St Luciaians. They like too much freeness

  9. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Free up scotto free up night nurse

    1. Anonymous
      October 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm


  10. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Lord have mercy …. let them stay dere please

  11. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    And thats suppose to be good or bad news .Ensure when they are released send them on a deserted island with wild creatures DO NOT COME BACK TO LUCIA URL WERE HERE ONCE DIDNT MAKE USE OF IT A SECOND TIME WILL BE NO DIFFERENT

  12. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    The church of Jesus Christ needs to step up with programmes to empower those who feel hopeless. Seek God for ideas. Use some of the offering for practical purposes. Don’t just give people food and clothes; teach them how what to do to get these things for themselves. Pastors, spiritual leaders arise; our nation is crying out for help…the violence is the sound of that cry!!!

  13. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    what are these no good cow poaks gonna do once they out,they gonna start stealen are goats again,after we just got a bunch of them cow poaks arrested.they need to send um to u s and let trump at em.

  14. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Most were jailed without proper representation in court with not even a lawyer to represent they were just thrown in jail. At least our minister is showing some interest.

  15. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    not so sweet pee,every one them nationals get court appointed attorney,they fully aware of there rights,99%percent of them cutthroat robbers.if your minister reading something from bible maybe they got a chance but then only if there heart allows it.

  16. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    not so sweet pea,they get full representation by court appointed attorney,they know there rights,trouble is they don’t have any after they done cutthroat someone.if you’re minister read something from a bible to them it still up to there heart.

  17. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm


  18. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    And what Effin dat gonna do to curve the crime??? Jus a poppyshow yalll on thinking this is good. Lock em back up here for same time served!!!! Joke thing lucia on!

  19. Anonymous
    August 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Interestingly not all those incacerated are for violent crimes. The French system is so much different from ours. At times it may not be fair especially with the difference in language. It is worth an investigation.

  20. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 9:28 am

    As long as they were not jailed innocently, let them serve their time! Mr. Minister, with with all the crime we have in SLU presently you are focusing on criminals in Martinique? Gosh man, give me a break!!!

  21. warden, joe don baker
    August 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Whatever each prisoner has left on his sentence, have them finish the sentence here at home. Don’t just let them loose to walk among us.

  22. Andrea octave mathurin
    August 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Free john maurice! Cuz victim didnt get hurt or hospitalize.

  23. let's see
    August 16, 2017 at 9:10 am

    most of them gonna go straight bordelais anyways cause alot of them are wanted for serious offences in lucia I jus hope the day they send them down heavy armed officers are the once excorting them off the boat before they go into hiding again