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July 9th, 2020
HM Prison visits resuming after long COVID-19 lockout

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Public visits to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut will officially resume from Monday, July 13, 2020, while church visits will resume a day earlier on Sunday, July 12, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

May 22nd, 2020
2 yrs jail; $12K fine for smuggler Tambu Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 34-year-old human smuggler Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, Tortola, finally learnt his fate today, May 22, 2020, on the charges of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew, which he had all pleaded guilty to in the Magistrate’s Court since April 6, 2020.

May 11th, 2020
'Jealous guard' paid prisoner to attack me @ HMP - Boxer Julan O. Brown

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Boxer Julan O. Brown aka 'Iron Fist' has revealed that while working at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, he was subjected to high levels of alleged victimisation for not being 'from here' and getting local funding for his boxing training programme.

January 10th, 2020
HMP inmate Malik Maduro allegedly stabbed

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut is currently a patient of D. Orlando Smith Hospital after being stabbed by a fellow inmate on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

December 19th, 2019
HM prisoners reportedly being tased in face & head

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In serious allegations against the management of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) about the treatment of inmates, Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says that on a recent visit to the Balsam Ghut facility, prisoners reported they were being tased in the head and face while being handcuffed.

December 13th, 2019
Howe sentenced to 5 years 3 months for attempted robbery, assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has sentenced Virgin Islands Belonger Mickhail Howe of Lower Estate, Tortola, to five years and three months for attempted robbery and assault of a female in 2018.

December 5th, 2019
Jamaican cop on remand for alleged indecent assault on school girl

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Xavier Morgan, a member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, is now being housed at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, for alleged indecent assault on a schoolgirl.

November 20th, 2019
'I am trying to be a better man'- Youth found with 'weed' tells court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In spite of his pleas to the court for a second chance, 25-year-old Dillon Findlay will now have to pay $5,500 by February 28, 2020 or risk spending 28 days at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) for cannabis.

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.

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