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November 22nd, 2019
Man serving life imprisonment for murder attacked by fellow inmates @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching this news site is that at least one inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, had to be taken to hospital for treatment following a fight among inmates this afternoon, November 22, 2019.

November 18th, 2019
HMP inmate threatens to drink Pine Sol

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom is that an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut threatened to commit suicide early last week.

October 10th, 2019
HMP inmate assaults 3 prison officers; Police investigating

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom are that on Sunday October 6, 2019 an inmate at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, reportedly assaulted three prison officers.

October 3rd, 2019
Hon Smith rewards prisoners with $$ for entering literacy programme

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- “I envision a territory that thrives on literacy. And this literacy project is an outlet devoted to providing a voice and a platform for incarcerated individuals, and my hope is to see it grow into something big.”

September 18th, 2019
Wilbert Pickering remanded for Burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Parham Town man, who is no stranger to Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut, was remanded for Burglary recently.

August 28th, 2017
Are inmates of HMP being let out @ nights?

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - When there was a noted spike in criminal activities between the latter quarter of 2016 and first half of 2017, reports were circulating that at least two known convicts were the masterminds.

April 1st, 2017
Kenyatta Boynes stabbed @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola is said to be in critical condition following a stabbing incident today, April 1, 2017.

February 10th, 2017
UPDATE: Kevin Tyson was alleged instigator in HMP disturbance

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- More information reaching our newsroom on the alleged disturbance at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut this morning, February 10, 2017 is that Kevin Tyson was identified as the inmate that created a ruckus, which forced prison officials to call in the Task Force of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

January 2nd, 2017
Prison Officer allegedly attacked by inmate in HMP brawl today!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands is that today January 2, 2017 there was a reported incident of an inmate getting into a physical fight with a prison guard at the state-owned penitentiary located at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

May 2nd, 2016
Chicken & eggs @ HMP & 20 years later huge cost for trucking water!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- With all the challenges the Virgin Islands face, the territory’s lone incarceration centre- Her Majesty’s Prison- is not without its share.

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