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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.

September 12th, 2016
Controversial Magistrate sends Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge to prison for 6 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a heavily guarded Road Town Police Station, horse racing legend and businesswomen Mrs Violet 'Letty' Hodge was today September 12, 2016 sentenced to six years in prison and fined $100,000 by controversial Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste DaBreo of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

July 19th, 2016
Sex between officers & inmates, drugs, cellphones! @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Prison Officers having sexual intercourse with inmates, selling drugs and cell phones to inmates, visitation protocols being breached, scant regards to officers’ complaints are just a few of the challenges allegedly plaguing Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

June 26th, 2016
Man 'made to pay surety' for failing to show up on court dates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Christopher Ruben Brito Amadiz was called to the defence box at the John’s Hole Magistrate’s Court on June 24, 2016, he had no idea he was going to be in more hot water.

May 10th, 2016
‘Law abiding citizens have nothing to fear’- RVIPF to Marcus Lloyd

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it has received no official reports or complaints from Marcus Lloyd with regards to alleged threats to his life or unlawful treatment whilst in prison awaiting trial for murder.

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.

April 17th, 2016
Internal Audit eyes Police accounts, HR & HMP programmes- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It must be clear that the Government system has two Audit Departments. There is the Office of the Auditor General mandated by the constitution and then there is the internal audit set up by the Ministry of Finance.

July 27th, 2015
10 of 25 matters completed for May criminal assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The High Court of the Virgin Islands wrapped up its law year yesterday, July 24, 2015 and reported that some 25 matters were brought to the court and 10 of those were completed for the last criminal assizes which began in May.

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.

February 24th, 2015
Under Hon. Walwyn Prison challenges getting worse - 2013 HMP Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the growing voices saying that the controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn has done nothing under his Ministry for three years, another of his portfolios is under fire for inaction.



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