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May 7th, 2013
UPDATE: Kandy James gets sentence reduced to 3 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – (Posted: 11:10 A.M.) Kandy James, who was sentenced to 7 years in prison in 2011 for procuring a substance could have resulted in a miscarriage and three years for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, has successfully appealed for a reduction in prison time.

December 29th, 2012
Prison is a very sensitive topic - Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Days after the passing of late Superintendent of Prisons, Richard D. Holder, his Department was called before the 2012 House of Assembly Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to defend its 2013 Budget allocation.

September 11th, 2012
UPDATE: Police hunt DR prison escapee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Additional information has now been issued by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in the matter of a prisoner who went missing from Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut.

July 22nd, 2012
UK supports non-custodial sentencing for OTs young offenders – White Paper

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The United Kingdom (UK) Government said it is in full support of helping its 14 Overseas Territories to find effective ways to deal with young offenders including using non-custodial sentencing where necessary and rehabilitation.

June 9th, 2012
“Crimes are planned in HM prison”- Allen Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman Allen Wheatley, a former inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison, dropped a bombshell at the Crime Conference – a number of crimes are planned from inside the correctional facility and the clever masterminds enjoy the proceeds.

May 28th, 2012
Soon to be father sent to prison for 12 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A soon to be father, who allegedly supplied cannabis to others to help generate revenue to offset his expenses, will spend the next 12 months in prison.

May 18th, 2012
Dog driven on car roof: Cruelty or not?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A confusing sight was behold on Tortola where a dog was being driven on the top of a car with only his neck tied to the side of the car.

March 1st, 2012
12 months for teacher who fondled student

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A former teacher of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) was sentenced to 12 months in prison today March 1, 2012 in the Magistrate’s Court despite the gallant attempts by his lawyer for him to be given a non-custodial sentence because of medical reasons.

January 3rd, 2012
VI generous in offering legal aid, says Judge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) is one of few jurisdictions that is generous in offering legal aid assistance to persons who are facing trial in the High Court.

December 20th, 2011
Tech Voc programme in the works for inmates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – By the third quarter of 2012, Government will be implementing a technical and vocational skills programme for inmates to learn a certifiable trade, declared Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn in the House of Assembly (HOA) on Monday December 19, 2011.



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