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December 12th, 2012
UPDATE: Funeral date for Richard Holder still unknown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Almost three weeks since well known Superintendent of Prisons Richard Holder passed away, no funeral date has yet been confirmed for his burial. Mr Holder died on November 24, 2012.

November 17th, 2012
Prison Officers took a total 897 sick leave days in 2011- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A total of eight hundred and ninety seven (897) sick leave days were taken by prison officers of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsum Ghut during 2011, which has been suggested was mostly as a result of staff disgruntlement.

August 3rd, 2012
Drug possession charge dropped against convicted youth

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - David Turnbull, who appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on July 27, 2012, to answer a charge of unlawful possession of Cannabis, which he pleaded not guilty to, had the charge dismissed by Magistrate Tamia Richards.

April 16th, 2012
Only 13 out of 72 staff are locals at Her Majesty’s Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After learning when the Governor’s Office appeared before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that both the Governor and the Ministry of Education and Culture were responsible for the prison with “gray” areas, the Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison Richard Holder has also added to the confusion.



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