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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.

April 3rd, 2014
Cadet Corps holds ‘Drill Off’ Competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate.

April 1st, 2014
Illegal Cubans on suicide watch at HMP - Source

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - The recently captured and detained Cubans are said to be on suicide watch at Her Majesty's Prison, Balsum Ghut following a visit by Immigration Officers yesterday March 31, 2014.

March 25th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Canvas still covering HMP cells - SoP David Foot

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – More than three months after the news hit the public and had taken especially senior persons in the legal system by surprise the compromising condition of some cells at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) being covered with canvas still exists.

December 20th, 2013
Allen Baptiste allegedly at centre of major disturbance at HMP – source

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – According to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online, security officers at Her Majesty’s Prison are on high alert after an alleged “disturbing incident” at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) last evening, December 19, 2013. The incident reportedly led to the arrest and removal of convicted murderer Allen Baptiste who is serving a life sentence.



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