Saturday, August 13, 2022

Albert-Poyotte Highlights Need For Tighter Security After Inmate Attacks BCF Officer

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Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte has expressed concern over a recent attack by a Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) inmate on an officer at the prison and has spoken of the need to tighten security there.

“I am very concerned about that because these things made the media and it gets the type of hype and contributes to restlessness among inmates and citizens in general,” the Minister told St Lucia Times.

“We need to tighten the security at Bordelais Correctional Facility so we can protect prison officers and do not allow a situation where inmates attack officers,” she said.

According to media reports, the BCF attack occurred on November 30th in the maximum-security Delta Unit over an inmate’s attempt to charge a mobile telephone.

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As a result, a Correctional Officer ended up in the hospital with head injuries, leaving the medical institution shortly after his admission.

The Minister of Home Affairs told St Lucia Times that she had spoken with the management of BCF and her Permanent Secretary regarding the attack, which is under investigation, while the authorities put mechanisms to prevent a recurrence.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Guys Remember Mechanisms are being put in place. Gv Poyotte a chance. She will be the best ever Public Service and National Security Minister ever. She is the 1st Minister that is putting Mechanisms in Place. Also she is very concerned. I Applaud for these 2. Am so happy we the ppl from Babnonneau voted for her. Gv her her chance to put in The Mechanisms.

  2. NO No No No No No @ Hacker. Nothing to do with empty treasury. If the treasury was empty how did they have increased number of ministers, pay public servants, service the debt, pay utilities and in a hundred days:
    1. NEW MOBILE X-RAY MACHINE ACQUIRED FOR RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL
    2. SECURED 30 OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19 PATIENTS
    3. INSTALLATION OF CENTRAL MONITORING SYSTEM
    4. RECEIPT OF PLUG AND PLAY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT BY ST. JUDE HOSPITAL
    5. FACILITIES FEES PAID FOR 14,180 Primary and 10,760 Secondary School Students ( $2.6 Million)
    6. 1200 MIFI DEVICES MADE AVAILABLE TO HOUSEHOLDS
    7. SECURED 4000 LAPTOPS FOR STUDENTS
    8. ALLOCATED FUNDS TO PAY CXC MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH FEES FOR FORM 5 STUDENTS WHEN IT BECOMES DUE
    9. $10.8 MILLION FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
    10. $4.2 MILLION RENT REPRIEVE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL TENANTS OF THE CDC
    11. 2,500 HOUSEHOLDS BENEFITED FROM EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME ($1.8 million)
    12. 318 HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED THROUGH REVISED HURRICANE ELSA RELIEF PROGRAMM ( $3 million)
    13. $48,000 EXPLORE GENDER DISPARITIES IN EDUCATION
    14. $1.6 MILLION SECURED FOR ISLAND-WIDE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
    15. ENSURED MONETARY SUPPORT TO FARMERS AND FISHERFOLK
    16. PROCUREMENT OF VEHICLES FOR RSLPF
    17. SECURED LIGHTING FOR BONNETERRE COURT, BOCAGE AND CORINTH PLAYING FIELDS

    That’s what the hundred colourful magazine said

  3. @ not interest. lets formulate a protest will you show up? i’ll ngp and prudent + myself thats 3 if we want a change we need to needed totake on anyone and justify their inept

  4. Poyotte is a waste. She is lapo. She has no solutions to anything. Cannot manage the labour department either. Meetings after meetings and nothing comes out of these meetings. These ministers just getting paid high salaries and do not know how to change nothing. 122 days in office and no change Poyotte.

  5. Dr. Poyotte are you also very concerned about the people employers are firing because they are not vaccinated and that these things make the media and it gets the type of hype and contributes to restlessness among workers and citizens in general?

  6. Albert poor-thought your days are numbered. You can’t solve or change sh!t. We’ll see next year how things go with this insane cabinet.

  7. Wow everyone feel so much better to hear this expert on crime. Soon she should be sent to Jamaica to solve their crime. Doesn’t our constitution state clearly the no idiot should be elected to government? I believe it does someone please check

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