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September 18th, 2019
Wilbert Pickering remanded for Burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Parham Town man, who is no stranger to Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut, was remanded for Burglary recently.

August 28th, 2017
Are inmates of HMP being let out @ nights?

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - When there was a noted spike in criminal activities between the latter quarter of 2016 and first half of 2017, reports were circulating that at least two known convicts were the masterminds.

April 1st, 2017
Kenyatta Boynes stabbed @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing incident today, April 1, 2017.

February 10th, 2017
UPDATE: Kevin Tyson was alleged instigator in HMP disturbance

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- More information reaching our newsroom on the alleged disturbance at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut this morning, February 10, 2017 is that Kevin Tyson was identified as the inmate that created a ruckus, which forced prison officials to call in the Task Force of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

January 2nd, 2017
Prison Officer allegedly attacked by inmate in HMP brawl today!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that today January 2, 2017 there was a reported incident of an inmate getting into a physical fight with a prison guard at the state-owned penitentiary located at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

May 2nd, 2016
Chicken & eggs @ HMP & 20 years later huge cost for trucking water!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- With all the challenges the Virgin Islands face, the territory’s lone incarceration centre- Her Majesty’s Prison- is not without its share.

May 26th, 2015
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa stabbed by fellow inmate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka ‘Pi Yoyo’, an inmate of Her Majesty's Prison, was taken to Peebles Hospital earlier today, May 26, 2015 after he was reportedly stabbed by a fellow inmate in the prison compound at Balsum Ghut.

December 12th, 2014
‘Many have same problems as HMP inmates’ – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – As families, relatives, friends and otherwise concerned persons gathered for the graduation ceremony of a group of inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) rehabilitation programmes, they heard that there are many not in prison but have the same problems like the inmates.

December 11th, 2014
Allan Baptiste sentenced for Dec. 2013 disturbance @ HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite the fact that he is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole murder convict Allan Baptiste was yesterday hit with a number of sentences, fines and compensation orders.

December 20th, 2013
Allen Baptiste allegedly at centre of major disturbance at HMP – source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, security officers at Her Majesty’s Prison are on high alert after an alleged “disturbing incident” at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) last evening, December 19, 2013. The incident reportedly led to the arrest and removal of convicted murderer Allen Baptiste who is serving a life sentence.

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