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October 17th, 2014
'Victimization rampant in Prison!' – Inmate Shanoviah Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Without a prepared speech Shanoviah Thomas gave the harsh reality of prison life for a woman which also included her blasting prison officers for being the biggest culprits for stripping them of their human rights and heavily victimizing inmates without just cause.

September 15th, 2014
‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises.

August 29th, 2014
‘Trained inmates have newfound respect for women’ – Ms Lorolie Conner

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Today August 29, 2014 ten inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison received their certificates for successfully completing the anger management programme of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and as a result they have earned newfound respect for women.

April 1st, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Foot targeting overseas training for local PO

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot said giving the staff the confidence to do their best at Her Majesty’s prisons is the greatest challenge.

March 25th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Canvas still covering HMP cells - SoP David Foot

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – More than three months after the news hit the public and had taken especially senior persons in the legal system by surprise the compromising condition of some cells at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) being covered with canvas still exists.

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.

December 20th, 2013
Foot at the head! On the job at HM Prison

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The new Superintendent of Prisons, David Foot, a white United Kingdom National, has his foot in the door at the Virgin Islands’ only prison facility. He started his tenure on contract from this month.

December 17th, 2013
Canvas being used to prevent water from entering cells @ HMP- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reports that there are cells at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) that are being covered by canvas to prevent water from entering whenever it rains took the High Court by surprise yesterday December 16, 2013.

November 1st, 2013
Minister Walwyn hopes a local can head HMP in next two years!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “In the next two years, the position of Superintendent will be open once again. I remain committed to seeing the top job at Her Majesty’s Prison earned and given to a local officer,” said Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn at the opening ceremony for the Job Fair to recruit new persons for the facility today, November 1, 2013.

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.

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