My feeling is that even trying to bring "pressure" on St Lucia
will be counter-productive, ex-colonials can be a bit chippy about former lords & masters.....as our US members can testify and sometimes demonstrate
Probably better off sticking to practical help.....look after the dog, the boat and maybe help with his jail living expenses - and if any cash left then with the lawyer (I presume by now he has one that is half decent). Having a group set up with these aims and actually doing stuff will show that Eric is not forgotten by the wider world (to both the prison authorities and the legal
system) but will not be screaming that St Lucia is a Banana Republic etc etc.
Of course harder to get folks to part with cash from pocket than to shout abuse on the internet! (if only that
could be monetised
).......but I leave that one to others.
I have no idea whether he is innocent or guilty, from the story heard so far played at least some part in his own "bad luck" and not helped (himself) by not keeping gob shut
- a year or so in jail awaiting the outcome is tough, but that's simply the price
of being a genuine flight risk on a capital crime.....process might be different elsewhere but likely timescale and location of wait would not be.
If folks want a system of justice like it is at "home" then yer know what to do - stay there
....otherwise yer get to suck it up, whether in full prior knowledge or ignorance that is slowly dispelled by events