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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.

November 14th, 2016
Joe Neil-another UK consultant! This time @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- As the reality looms that the United Kingdom (UK) might impose ‘direct rule’ on the Virgin Islands (VI) because of demands and letters written by UK appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) about mismanagement of public funds, yet another UK consultant has joined the Government.

September 27th, 2016
Prisoner Akim Stevens beaten & hospitalised

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- According to our Team of Reporters from around the Virgin Islands, inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison Akim Stevens has been reportedly beaten and hospitalised.

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.

July 19th, 2016
Sex between officers & inmates, drugs, cellphones! @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Prison Officers having sexual intercourse with inmates, selling drugs and cell phones to inmates, visitation protocols being breached, scant regards to officers’ complaints are just a few of the challenges allegedly plaguing Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, 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.

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.

October 12th, 2015
Shanoviah Thomas out of prison on parole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot has disclosed that a woman who is serving time at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut for manslaughter has been granted parole.

October 6th, 2015
Wins for Delta & Nagico in Corporate Tape Ball Cricket League

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Cricket Association (BVICA) got its Corporate Tape Ball Cricket League underway at the Softball Field in Road Town on Thursday October 4, 2015 with big wins for Delta Petroleum and Nagico/Terminex.

July 27th, 2015
10 of 25 matters completed for May criminal assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The High Court of the Virgin Islands wrapped up its law year yesterday, July 24, 2015 and reported that some 25 matters were brought to the court and 10 of those were completed for the last criminal assizes which began in May.





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