A documentary has been produced to give persons a closer look at the experiences of students involved in a college scandal here in Saint Lucia.
The documentary is titled ‘Lambirds’ and was put together by a United States producer Lizzy Pittigrew, who felt the need to tell the story of these students, who have been stranded here for months.
A letter submitted to the editor of St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on December 3, 2015, described the students situation and explained that they are getting “mentally unstable day by day.”
In a previous interview, the students had told SNO that they are tired of waiting and expressed their disappointment with how the case is being dragged out.
“We are just hoping that it will come to an end soon, because nothing has changed. We are here with nothing to do, and nowhere to go. We are tired of waiting,” one student lamented.
Most of the students want to return home, but they also want their money back.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lambirds Academy Dr. Iftekhar Shams was recently cleared of money laundering charges brought against him by the director of public prosecutions.
However, he still faces a human trafficking charge, as well as charges of obtaining by deception.
Below is the official trailer for the documentary: