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March 30th, 2014
Lettsome handed counselling after prison disturbance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Wakima Lettsome was instructed to enter an anger management programme at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on March 28, 2014 on assault charges.

October 29th, 2013
“Problems now start” - Simmonds & Edwards threaten relatives of Melbourne Francis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Pandemonium broke out in the compound of the High Court yesterday afternoon, October 28, 2013 as prison officers attempted to escort Rodney Simmonds Jr and Yan Edwards back to HM Prison in Balsam Ghut amidst strong decorative languages and threats hurled at relatives of the now deceased Cornel Melbourne Francis.

October 29th, 2013
Foot to join HMP in Dec. 2013; Gregg & Percival promoted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Secretary (Ag.) in the Ministry for Education and Culture Mrs Prudence Mathavious has confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that recently appointed Superintendent of Prisons, Mr David Foot will take up his leadership position at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut in December.

October 9th, 2013
Fmr. legislator concerned about deportations in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former legislator, Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE, expressed concern recently that the Virgin Islands has a problem getting rid of persons who are "non-natives" and have become a nuisance to society.





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