A leaked government memo reveals 40 high-risk prisoners escaped from a Caribbean prison at British Virgin Island. Hurricane Irma was responsible for the inmates escaping.
Security reports show that there is current breakdown of law and order in the Caribbean. British troops are already deployed to the area. The prison is located in the island of Tortola.
Caribbean in Panic Since 40 High-Risk Prisoners Escaped in Wake of Irma
Over 100 dangerous prisoners took advantage of Hurricane Irma to execute a daring prison break. British Junior Foreign Minister Alan Duncan revealed in a statement to the Daily Mail that security is now volatile in the Caribbean.
Looters have taken advantage of the confusion caused by Hurricane Irma. They are now:
- Looting stores
- Plundering tourists
- Prompting people to harm themselves with weapons
Hurricane Irma has caused a lack of water and food for residents in the Caribbean. Thousands of tourists and residents have been airlifted from various islands in the area. Others left behind have become victims of looters and armed robbers.
Yet, many have thronged the airport and the harbor to escape the hellish islands.
“Most of the people left with just the clothes on their backs,” 57-year-old Bronx native Elvis Burton narrated. I want to get back because I want to start to rebuild. It’s sinking in, you’re feeling the impact of the hurricane, after a day or two, you realize you have lost everything.”
Billionaire Richard Branson Trapped In His Wine Cellar During Hurricane Irma
Billionaire Richard Branson was cornered by ravaging Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. He was in his private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands when the storm hit. The billionaire was said to have hid in his wine cellar while the hurricane raged.
Branson said an extensive Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan will be required to rebuild the Caribbean and the British Isles. He promised to deploy several planes from his Virgin Atlantic fleet to bring relief materials to residents in the worst hit areas.
Cuban President Raul Castro also responded to the damages wreaked by the hurricane:
“Images from the last few hours speak for themselves, as does the spirit of resistance and victory of our people that is regenerated with every adversity.”
Over 700 British Troops & Policemen Dispatched To Restore Peace After High-Risk Prisoners Escaped
Considering that over 100 prisoners escaped from Tortola, some have armed themselves against rearrest. Looters have also gone berserk ransacking stores and attacking tourists and residents. But, the government is fighting to bring everything under control again, even after 40 high-risk prisoners escaped:
“The military is everywhere with machine guns,” a British expat told the Telegraph. “Everyone’s turned feral and no-one’s going out without being armed. You can’t drive your car without a weapon, it’s turning really nasty. Leo carries a knife with him.”
The Daily Mail has photos of damage occasioned by the hurricane and the lawlessness of looters after the high-risk prisoners escaped.
Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.