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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.

October 9th, 2014
Giovanni Richardson admits to charge of burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Giovanni Richardson turned up in the Magistrate’s Court today October 9, 2014 on a charge of burglary he changed his plea from not guilty to guilty, a move which averts a trial and one which will see him knowing his fate on October 14, 2014.

September 21st, 2014
NLBC takes on recording studio project @ HMP

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) is assisting with the furnishing of a recording studio at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) where inmates with musical calling could record their music and continue to be an inspiration to others.

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.

September 8th, 2014
Allister Brown charged for Ganja farm at HMP!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsum Ghut Allister Brown is to return to the Magistrate’s Court for the commencement of his trial after he was charged for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, and cultivation of cannabis.

September 1st, 2014
'Prison Officers need anger management programme' – Inmate Roland Allen

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Speaking of the benefits of the Partnership for Peace programme that has significantly impacted his life one inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr Roland Allen said that a similar programme should be designed for some of the Prison Officers.

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.

July 8th, 2014
Hon Julian Fraser cries shame on Territory’s public B/Ball courts

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – “It is almost a crime to expect persons to come off those asphaltic courts to end up in that type of competition,” said Leader of the Virgin Islands Party and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA.

April 8th, 2014
Exclusive: HMP inmate cries of injustice in court system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut is asking the question “where is the justice in the Virgin Islands?” after being incarcerated for the past two years on drug charges.

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