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June 11th, 2013
Public’s negative scrutinizing a good thing- Snr HMP Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Everyday they go to the job their lives are on the line and everything they do or say are always scrutinized by the public,” noted Sergeant and Training Officer at Her Majesty’s Prison Mr Douglas Joseph but added that the scrutinizing is actually a good thing as it keeps the officers on their toes and always aiming for efficiency.

June 5th, 2013
Prison Officers honoured for service beyond call of duty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of prison officers have come in for recognition for their efforts in preventing a recent stabbing incident from escalating at Her Majesty’s Prison and for their part played in the recapture of an inmate that had escaped from the facility.

May 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Fmr prison officer Morton has case to answer - Magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ruled that former Prison Officer, Steve Morton does indeed have a case to answer before the court and has thrown out a no case submission made by the defence.

April 23rd, 2013
Inmate alleges illegal phones commonplace at HM Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Murder accused Jessroy McKelly made a series of allegations and complaints when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court recently.

April 8th, 2013
HM Prison inmate escapes & is recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Her Majesty’s prison inmate Andrew Angus Penn has been charged with escaping lawful custody after escaping from the prison compound at Balsum Ghut on Saturday April 6, 2013.

March 26th, 2013
Prisoner Jessroy McKelly rushed to hospital after alleged suicide attempt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- News just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Her Majesty's Prison inmate Jessroy McKelly has been rushed to Peebles Hospital following an alleged suicide attempt.

March 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Near riot at HMP following stabbing of inmate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There was another scare for prison officers yesterday, February 28, 2013 as inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut became uneasy following the stabbing of Wakima Lettsome.

February 21st, 2013
HMP admonished to hire locally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola - Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn this morning, February 21, 2013 admonished that those conducting interviews to fill vacancies at Her Majesty Prison (HMP) to do everything possible to hire locally. "He who has ears let him ear," Hon. Walwyn stated emphatically.

February 13th, 2013
Despite $294,937.97 contract, HMP still without proper fencing!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of safety and security at Her Majesty’s Prison continues to be a sore point and its reality was evident in the a recent jail break among several other security breaches in the past and once left unattended or if the slothful action of the present government continues, an even worse situation lurks.

December 19th, 2012
UPDATE: Richard D. Holder was a man of distinction & honour- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- The late Superintendent of Prisons Richard Dacosta Holder was laid to rest today December 19, 2012 amid glowing tributes from the upper echelon of society including Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith and Governor Boyd McCleary.





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