STU­DENT MOM DO­ING FINE!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - FRONT PAGE - Toni Ni­cholas

Gur­jit Kaur an In­dian stu­dent who was sched­uled to be repa­tri­ated, gave birth on Mon­day to a bounc­ing baby boy. She was four months preg­nant when she ar­rived in Saint Lu­cia, lured by Lam­birds ad­ver­tise­ments in her na­tive press.

The Lam­birds Academy scan­dal con­tin­ues to un­fold like a Life­time story—only this one couldn’t be more real. The lat­est episode in­volves one of the stu­dents who gave birth here on Mon­day to a bounc­ing baby boy. She is among a dozen young cit­i­zens from In­dia and Nepal who were marked for de­por­ta­tion on Mon­day by the Saint Lu­cian gov­ern­ment.

The stu­dent Gur­jit Kaur and her boyfriend, also a stu­dent, were among those whose names were sub­mit­ted to the DPP for her con­sent to repa­tri­ate them. Th­ese plans were ev­i­dently foiled, mainly be­cause the stu­dents’ names were also sub­mit­ted by the po­lice as pos­si­ble wit­nesses in their case against the op­er­a­tors of Lam­birds Academy who face charges in­clud­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing, ob­tain­ing by de­cep­tion and money laun­der­ing.

On Fri­day the STAR vis­ited the mother and baby, both of whom seemed to be do­ing just fine. A very sup­port­ive fa­ther stood by. Lead­ing at­tor­neys here have stated that by virtue of be­ing born in Saint Lu­cia, the child is to be legally con­sid­ered a na­tive Saint Lu­cian.

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