UK wants to transfer 3 TCI prisoners to Saint Lucia

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has announced that there has been a request for this country to accept three prisoners from the hurricane-hit Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

“We are working with the British authorities to accommodate that request,” he said.

Chastanet told a news conference  Monday that Saint Lucia has been in discussion with the British, as certain protocols will have to be established to facilitate the TCI prisoner transfer.


“We did do an audit of Bordelais (Correctional Facility) and they indicated that they could have the capacity to hold fifty people, and that obviously we would need to know the circumstances under which those prisoners were arrested to determine the level of security we would have to have,” Chastanet stated.

He sought to assure Saint Lucians that the government is in no way seeking to jeopardise this country’s own security.

“I think all Saint Lucians – and the ones that I know, recognise that we all need to help each other,” the Prime Minister asserted.

He said he wanted the British, the Americans, the Canadians, the Dutch and the French who have traditionally come to the aid of Saint Lucia, to know that assistance is not a one way street.

Chastanet, in his capacity as Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS),  joined Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit and other officials Sunday on visits to Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Antigua which were all impacted by Hurricane Irma.



  1. Herman Joeph Vitalis
    September 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    They must be in grave trouble, I reckon. 3 may not be so many to handle, I reckon; but does that mean they will expedite the the release of 3/4 of ours @ Bordelais who are wrongly held on remand? ( Why are we getting the bad people from Turks & Caicos? Why not send us investors desperately in need of help from the storm, or more worthy citizens??

    1. Proud St. Lucian
      September 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      That’s a very ignorant and unreasonable statement…the people in crisis you talking about investors. ..some of you just really shock me..they are in need of help..if we can give the help without compromising ourselves…I say let’s do it..

      1. Lucianboy
        September 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm


  2. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Look it st Lucia in danger

    1. Sightful
      September 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      St lucia in danger for accepting 3 prisoners who will be locked up. Such an Ass

      1. Sweet
        September 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm

        Sightful count how many locals have escaped you’re more of an ass

      2. Proud St. Lucian
        September 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        I know right!

      3. Ambrose
        September 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        That is 3 from TCI, there is another article which clearly states that 40 high risk prisoners from bvi is being considered also for transfer to saint Lucia.

      4. Anonymous
        September 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm

        Sightful, I pray that you don’t end up to be the ASS, cause word is that there are 40 high risk prisoners from BVI being considered also. Where there is smoke, there is fire. Time will tell.

  3. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    SOS help please we under fire

  4. Edwin Henry
    September 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    i’m lost for words

  5. Lucianboy
    September 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    To me jamaica is nearby ,why all the way to st.lucia?

  6. trinity
    September 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    we should not be selfish. I think this is the cheapest offer we can make. Imagine if st.Lucia was in that situation we would want help. Everyone complaining about it being prisoners will not even want to accept any regular citizen at their home. St.Lucians are known to get “tired” of their own family at their home farless strangers. Stop complaining and lets help one another.

    1. Anonymous
      September 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Couldn’t have said it better dear….. Stop seeing red and yellow people if the tables were turned we to would want someone to assist in keeping these inmates from the streets

    2. Proud St. Lucian
      September 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Good point!

    3. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am

      People keep on saying about lets help, lets help, but then they rail to realise whats really going on. Do you know the cost per day to feed one prisoner? Everyone looking at it as ok it’s ONLY three prisoners. We have been hold meetings upon meetings about our over populated prisons. Is it that as of lately the number of prisoners went down so drastically that we can now hold an addition 50 now? Wow..

  7. Patriotic
    September 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Tell Theresa May to transfer the prisoners to the UK. We should not accept these prisoners.

  8. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    What’s wrong thith dem ppl ull can’t even control the prisoners Lucia have an urll want to bring some kind off burn heads to corrupt the prisoners we have hmm

  9. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Sightful when 3 come in many more will so don’t be surprise when u will be the next victim

  10. FFSD
    September 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Really! What’s wrong with the prison in England? It would be stupid of Lucians to allow this r yet transfer.3m

  11. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    You guys forget we sent our prisoners to Grenada when ours prison was destroyed by fire?

    1. Anonymous
      September 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Really! Are you comparing a neighbor and a former slave holder?

    2. Proud St. Lucian
      September 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      They forgetting or they just darn right selfish!

  12. The Crow
    September 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    so, if it is only three prisoners and they will bring no problems with them, why then didn’t the UK keep them in their prisons? Also, the TCI is a British territory.

  13. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Why can’t UK take them

  14. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    September 11, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    SMH…perhaps he can house them at the Prime Minister’s residence. There are so many other ways we can help, but nooooooo he had to bring more evil upon us.

  15. me
    September 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Well why didn’t we ask question why three , well they are Lucian

  16. John
    September 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Lucian really ignorant whaaa… no wonder other countries shutting their doors on our asses

  17. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    When will all the hotels in st.lucia be represented by a workers union…sandals.coco palm.bay gardens.and many other hotels where the employee’s have no representation…then again bringing prisoners to st.lucia is more important.

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Anonymous September 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm Absolutely great point. I was just thinking the exact thing.


  18. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    A Ben look it.

  19. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Why isn’t the prisoners going to Antigua instead? Why St. Lucia?

  20. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    ok call me ignorant but if it is “only 3” isn’t it reasonable to assume the others are being relocated to other territories as well. Y are we so quick to talk smack! Is it a love for typing that we have or are we that concerned about our country. What contributions are you making to this country to add value to it, that is the question that should be on a concerned citizen’s mind. IF you aint got nothing to say just keep shut! That goes for all of you who are opposing the intake of the prisoners because I have not read one convincing argument against.

  21. Anonymous
    September 11, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    More and more I begin to see how politics has made St. Lucians ignorant and stupid. Theresa May should send all St. Lucians who are in prison in England back to St. Lucia? Isn’t that Fair?

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Why should she. If the crime is committed in the U.K. Then the criminal should face sentencing in the U.K. Period.

  22. Pat
    September 11, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    TCI is a BRITISH Overseas Territory why couldn’t the British take them? As usual they are using the islands as their dumping ground. Take your damn prisoners to your shores. Chastenet believe the UK really care about us and would offer aid to us in the future. Let him think again. How much did the UK send to us after Thomas? A mere £100,000. That’s less than $400,000. Other Caribbean islands sent more in aid. Britain continues to use us when it’s convenient to them and the not too bright PM does not see it. Chastenet if you are that desperate to get money stop giving money to Sandals, OJO labs and DSH.

  23. Concerned
    September 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Buckingham Palace have plenty rooms. Why is in little St.Lucia?

  24. Irritated
    September 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Well it has to be they are deporting 3 St Lucian citizen, that’s all, but they don’t want to come out and say so. When anything happens in any country,, such as crime, and you serving or serve ur term in jail, or if u still in jail, if any disaster happens, they send the jail bird citizen, back to there country to spent the rest of time in the country of naturalization or citizenship.

  25. Donatien
    September 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Points I read and to be concidered:
    * The 3 prisoners may be Saint Lucians and this is an opportunity to send them back.
    * Why 3, does that mean the most dangerous criminals. I have been looking at other island in the OECS and not seeing any other taking prisoners as yet. Maybe it is not published or they not doing so. Or I just haven’t come across it.
    * What about the 40 that escaped. These notes, accidentally leaked to the press, say: “We are working with St Lucia and BVI authorities to secure the transfer to St Lucia of 40 high-risk prisoners that have deemed to escaped in BVI”.

    So once again our government could be untrue in their words, why is cabinet meeting in BVI to discuss the transfer of 40 high risk prisoners to Saint Lucia. Follow the source and read for yourselves.

  26. Donatien
    September 12, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Why does the source from BVI says that there is a cabinet briefing indicating discussions of transferring 40 High-Risks prisoners to Saint Lucia. Again more lies.

  27. Pat
    September 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Look the Daily Telegraph is reporting that it is 40 HIGH RISK prisoners being transferred to St. Lucia….so as usual Chastenet is LYING>>>>>>>>>

  28. Dark angel
    September 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    What I really don’t like is how st.lucia prime minister never address the people of st.lucia leaving in st.maarten st.martin. all other countries send messages to their people except st.lucia. So really we don’t matter to him. So I say he’ll with the pm and all those politician. Would have said something else but God is good.

  29. dimples
    September 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    oh well

    1. dimples
      September 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

      wow Lord help us lucian i live in the Bvi for 10yrs and i would not consider Bvi prison a prison i will called it home away from home .The officers are so nice and I no most of the prisoners from those that doing life and what they there for .As a lucian i really dont want them to come to St.lucia bec they gonna die not being use to the lock down system in St.lucia .E.g. the HM prisoners can get to see they families at least twice a week and they families can bring all bands of food product to them.they can cook food in they cells .They have radios ,tv,fridge in they cells .They can wear they own clothes ,do they own farming and sell snacks to get they own money.They can go in tortola to do jobs and return in the evening. All I can Say be strong guys regardless what ppl say u are human and any one can end up in prison .The BVI will rebuild hopefully urll don t have to be in St.lucia to long .Your families are by it side

  30. Really
    September 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm


  31. edwin henry
    September 16, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Why don’t they send them to Scotland or Wales even Ireland we dont need that kind in st lucia

  32. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    HaHaHaLucian boy….i agree with you jamaica is best for them

  33. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I just love reading these comments

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