Plans for new criminal court facility in St Lucia put on hold


Demolition works at Castries Prison

By Melanius Alphonse
Caribbean News Now associate editor
melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com

CASTRIES, St Lucia — National security minister, Hermangild Francis, has blamed the injunction granted to the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) preventing the demolition of the historic Castries Prison building, which was intended to house a brand new high court and police headquarters, for putting the redevelopment plans “on hold”.

“The new plans are expected to take another two years to complete. Until then, the court remains at Nyerah Court,” Francis said.

However, the Nyerah Court Building, the current home of the criminal division of the Saint Lucia High Court, has been closed since April 2018, with no projected date for the…

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