Former Barbados Member of Parliament and cabinet minister Donville Inniss is likely to be back in Barbados by month end.
Though rumours have been circulating stating that the former Commerce Minister is already in Barbados, Starcom Network News understands that is not the case.
However, his release from a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, detention centre is said to be imminent and we understand that the required documents to facilitate his travel to Barbados have been processed.
All that remains, we are told, is for ICE to finalise his release, which we expect to happen sometime over the next week or so.
In April of 2021, Mr. Inniss, was sentenced to 24 months in US federal prison after being convicted of two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
The former St. James South MP was a U.S. legal permanent resident who resided in Tampa, Florida, and Barbados.
Non-US citizens convicted of felonies are subject to losing their residency status and being deported to the land of their birth.
Earlier this year Mr. Inniss was transferred from a US federal prison to an ICE detention centre pending his release and deportation.
Meantime, when our Ricardo Roberts visited areas in St. James South today, several constituents were sympathetic to their former MP.
Residents of St. James South speaking on the imminent return of former Cabinet Minister Donville Inniss.