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September 10th, 2018
Prisoners describe conditions in St Lucia as ‘barbaric’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online, first and accurately reported that the remaining prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, who were sent to St Lucia—following Hurricane Irma—had been returned to Tortola, on September 6, 2018.

September 6th, 2018
Remaining 10 Prisoners return to Tortola from St Lucia, September 6, 2018

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Sometime after 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 6, 2018, the remaining 10 prisoners who were sent to St Lucia almost a year ago—after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut—were returned to Tortola.

August 16th, 2018
9 more prisoners return to VI from St. Lucia lockups

BALSAM, GHUT, Tortola, VI –Nine prisoners were today, Thursday, August 16, 2018, returned to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, in the Virgin Islands (VI) following their relocation to St. Lucia’s Bordelais Correctional Facility last year.

November 28th, 2017
Prison Boss David E. Foot disputes article speculating he is being booted!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison, British national David E. Foot has come out swinging against an article in a local online publication asking if he is being booted because his current post is being advertised.

March 22nd, 2017
UPDATE: Treh Williams found dead in cell @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was sometime after 4:00 PM on March 21, 2017 that inmate Treh Williams was found unconscious in his cell at the state-owned penitentiary at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

September 7th, 2016
UPDATE: 'Mr Escape' recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Edrino Richards, known as 'Mr Escape', who fled from prison officers while at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut yesterday, September 6, 2016 has been recaptured.

December 7th, 2015
Life @ Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsam Ghut! Is there a food & supplies shortage?

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Many persons have different ideas of prison life, usually formed by movies or what we learn about prison life in the United States through stories or experiences.

December 7th, 2015
‘I already did 4 months in lockdown’ – HMP inmate Wakima Lettsome

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Convicted to a term of 20 years in 2013 for the crime of wounding with intent, inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsum Ghut Wakima Lettsome made an appearance in the Magistrates Court on December 3, 2015 faced with a charge of assaulting a prison officer.

February 18th, 2015
HMP inmate Wakima Lettsome charged for attempted murder

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - ‎Wakima Lettsome, 33 years old and a prisoner at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), Balsam Ghut, has been charged for attempted murder following his alleged stabbing of Rohan Fagen on Sunday February 15, 2015, an incident firstly and accurately broken by this news site.

March 30th, 2014
Lettsome handed counselling after prison disturbance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Wakima Lettsome was instructed to enter an anger management programme at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on March 28, 2014 on assault charges.



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