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Efforts being made for Fancy man to be released from Martinique jail


After losing her two sons in a tragic accident last week, Jemma Edwards may have some good news to look forward to.

Jamalie Edwards, 14, and his 12-year-old brother Jamal Edwards were two of five children that lost their lives on January 12 while travelling to school.{{more}}

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, on Tuesday, declared that as part of the healing process, he was doing his best to ensure that the needs of every individual are met.

His efforts include trying to secure an early release for Edwards’ common-law husband, who is incarcerated in Martinique.

“He had entered Martinique illegally and the French in Martinique don’t appear to take that matter as easily as we do, so he was sentenced to 15 months in prison in October,” Gonsalves revealed.

The Prime Minister made reference to his relationship with the president of the Regional Council of Martinique, Serge Letchimy, who visited St Vincent a few years ago, following a natural disaster, and indicated that he (Gonsalves) has sent a letter to Letchimy, regarding the matter.

“I got to talk to him a couple days ago and I have sent him a letter for his consideration. I’ve kept Jemma informed about this and I have a copy of the letter for her. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I know that it is a difficult hurdle that we are seeking to scale in that regard, but we have to leave no stone unturned,” he said.(BK)