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October 19th, 2019
HM Prisoner charge with Assault, Escaping Lawful Custody

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI - Police in the Virgin Islands (VI) have arrested and charged Kyle Baronville, a Prisoner at Her Majesty’s Prison for 3 counts of Assault of a Prison Officer and Assault on a Police Officer.

October 5th, 2019
Reports of alleged jailbreak @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Reports reaching our news centre is that sometime around 8:00am yesterday, Friday, October 4, 2019, a prisoner reportedly went missing from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut on Tortola.

June 4th, 2019
Woman arrested for smuggling contraband into HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman was arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for allegedly smuggling prohibited items into Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

May 3rd, 2019
UPDATE: Tyrone George recaptured

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Our senior sources at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut have indicated that Mr Tyrone George has been recaptured.

January 27th, 2019
Police raided HM Prison yesterday, January 26, 2019

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news centre is that yesterday Saturday, January 26, 2019, in the wee hours of the morning around 5:00am, a team from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), and Officers from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) conducted a raid on the Prison Compound.

December 16th, 2018
Jamaican prison cook arrested in Police sting operation

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from senior law enforcement officials, is that a cook who works at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut on the main Island of Tortola, has been arrested by Police in a sting operation.

November 12th, 2018
Robbery at HMP, Authorities tight lipped

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut was reportedly robbed by two other inmates of his gold rings and Gucci chain.

October 26th, 2018
Blood covered man a prime suspect in Brady Ghut murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A man who is a prime suspect in the October 22, 2018 murder and attempted murder of a male and female was today remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

September 10th, 2018
Prisoners describe conditions in St Lucia as ‘barbaric’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online, first and accurately reported that the remaining prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, who were sent to St Lucia—following Hurricane Irma—had been returned to Tortola, on September 6, 2018.

September 6th, 2018
Remaining 10 Prisoners return to Tortola from St Lucia, September 6, 2018

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Sometime after 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 6, 2018, the remaining 10 prisoners who were sent to St Lucia almost a year ago—after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut—were returned to Tortola.

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