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April 21st, 2020
Robbery accused gets 2 mths @ HMP for Breach of Curfew

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dekembe Parsons, 22, of Harrigan's Estate, has been granted $25,000 bail for his alleged involvement in the burglary of Sunshine Grocery Store in Chalwell Street, Road Town, on March 30, 2020.

March 23rd, 2020
After nearly 7 yrs man sentenced for escaping HMP to go for walk

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Close to seven years after Andrew Angus Penn escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut to go for a walk, he has finally been sentenced for the offence.

January 13th, 2020
Hunger strike @ HMP?

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, has refused to eat food offered to him by the prison and has been making demands to see elected officials.

December 23rd, 2019
Increased reports of human rights breaches @ HMP- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Complaints Commissioner (CC) of the Complaints Commission, Mrs Sheila N. Brathwaite wants an independent third party designated to probe complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches in the Virgin Islands.

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.

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