Students from India and Nepal, who are stranded here after the school they paid thousands of dollars to attend was shut down, are now seeking redress. In February the owners of the school were arrested and later charged for the offences of human trafficking as well as money laundering.
On Friday the students took to the streets of Castries seeking local and international support. The students first gathered outside the government buildings on the Waterfront in Castries then marched peacefully into the city centre making their way to Constitution Park.
A spokesperson for the group said that they want Saint Lucians and the rest the world to be aware of their plight and their human rights. Recently news has surfaced that the Lambirds students were being coerced by the government into signing documents that would have them sent back to their homeland. Several of the students have been staying with “good Samaritans” here, others at the pastoral centre. The students have also been seeking ways to recoup the fees paid to the school.
The STAR has learnt that an international organization that focuses on human trafficking and human rights was documenting the protest on Friday.