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St. Lucia Prison Inmates Get Large Screen TV, Board Games & Sporting Equipment

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Prison inmates in Saint Lucia are to benefit from a gift of recreational equipment donated through the ‘Make It Happen Foundation’, the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has disclosed.

West Tech Shipping, which facilitated the shipment from the United States, disclosed in a news release that the items consist of a large screen television, a number of board games and sporting equipment.

West Tech Shipping Regional Marketing Manager, Delia Louis, was quoted in the release as saying that the donation to BCF falls directly in line with the company’s core values – family and community first.

” In light of this, it was natural that West Tech partner with the foundation, with its donation to the facility,” Louis explained.

She said the company was “humbled” to be able to contribute to the cause in its capacity as the premier shipping company.

” Due to the sizes and quantities, the packages attracted an exorbitant shipping and handling fee, which we felt we should absorb,” Louis  said in the news release.

“West Tech Shipping commends the “Make It Happen Foundation” for recognizing the importance of rehabilitative incentives for the people housed at the facility. The Shipping company remains committed to supporting activities aimed at community development,” the release stated.

‘Make It Happen Saint Lucia’ is a foundation which focusses on bringing locally based corporations and other institutions together to sponsor community projects.

The President is Raquel Duboulay Chastanet, the wife of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.

She is also the founder of the organisation.


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  1. Teach them something positive and educational so as to benefit them later.
    The big screen will be helpful in this regard. Use it also for maths and science classes.

  2. Sorry… but my comment is how I sees it the guesture is up to mark but to me this should go to where it mostly needed instead of BCF that’s encouraging the wrong doers

  3. I’d prefer that at St Jude’s where patients can view it or even while waiting it’s a lil TV like a small computer screen.

  4. Congratulations…A good move in the Right Direction. As a fromer Head of Prisons in Antigua/Barbuda from 1985 to 1995 and again from November 2006 to February, 2009…It it always a good-thing to minimize the feeling of anguish & pain that some Inmates under-go…Remember that all INMATES are Not alike, some of them are innocent of the Offence or Crimes that they were charged with…but because they could not afford to consult an Attorney or Lawyer…they seep through the cracks…On the same hand…some of them are GUILTY as Charged.

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