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March 23rd, 2017
Williams displayed high level of depression prior to death- HMP source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information from our sources in the Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut is that Treh Williams was displaying a high level of depression hours before he was found hanging in his cell.

March 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Treh Williams found dead in cell @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was sometime after 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017 that inmate Treh Williams was found unconscious in his cell at the state-owned penitentiary at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

March 18th, 2017
Fathers get 3 square meals @ HMP while children starve- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Female legislator in the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (UK) Honourable Alvera Madura-Caines (R6) bemoans the fact that the judicial system allow fathers to be in prison enjoying three meals daily while their children struggle.

February 12th, 2017
Prison officers call for help for inmates

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Prison officers are once again expressing frustration about the level of mental and other remedial programmes for inmates at Her Majesty's Prison, saying most prisoners will return to society worse than they enter.

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.

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