Journalist Miguel Fevrier could spend up to 18 months in prison
Journalist and former president of the now-defunct Media Association of Saint Lucia, Miguel Fevrier, could very well spend the next 18 months behind bars.
This could be so if he does not pay the full sum he owes, and which he was ordered to pay by a court, in a matter that occurred prior to him becoming a journalist.
The senior political reporter for McDowall Broadcasting Corporation last week found himself in a pickle with the law when police served him with a Commitment Warrant and took him into their custody for breaching the court order.
He spent almost three days in a detention cell at Custody Suites, the name given to such cells operated by the police in Castries, before being transported to the sole prison on the island, the Bordelais Correctional Facility in Dennery, last Friday afternoon.
Loop News understands that Fevrier was ordered to pay a monthly amount until he met the full amount, as well as perform community service, or in default, serve 18 months at the correctional facility.
Many were of the belief that Fevrier would have made an appearance today, Monday, September 30, 2019, in a court of law, seeking another attempt at pursuing a magistrate to grant him more time to meet the court stipulations.
But as the day wore on it was learned that not until the full amount owed was paid would he be released.
Compounding the situation is the unfinished community service he was to fulfil as part of his sentencing, which Loop News learned he did not complete.