Pardon of Prisoners A Priority For Government

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Monday 19th March, 2018 – Several inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison may be granted a reprieve by the government once the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party retains governance of the country.

Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has given the undertaking.

The inmates who were convicted for various crimes are expected to be pardoned, though the process through which it will be done in unclear.

However, those that will be granted reprieve are believed to be involved in the construction of homes across the country, the happy project.

The Attorney General says the matter is one of priority when the government begins its new term.

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Minister Benjamin says he now has the authority in law to grant the pardons, which will be done in short order.