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July 9th, 2018
Inmate Mickhail Howe stabbed at HMP

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison has reportedly been stabbed. Reports reaching our news desk suggest that this morning, Monday, July 9, 2018, around 07:35 hours, inmate Mickhail Howe was stabbed by another prisoner at the Prison at Balsum Ghut, Tortola.

September 12th, 2014
‘If the report is accurate take me to Balsum Ghut!’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Third District and former Minister for Communications and Works Hon Julian Fraser RA said that if the Auditor General’s report on the Sea Cow’s Bay harbour project is accurate, he is prepared to go to jail.

August 29th, 2014
‘Trained inmates have newfound respect for women’ – Ms Lorolie Conner

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Today August 29, 2014 ten inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison received their certificates for successfully completing the anger management programme of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and as a result they have earned newfound respect for women.

June 23rd, 2014
St Lucian Kennyson Daniel gets 3 mths jail time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – St Lucian Kennyson Daniel will remain confined within the walls of Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsum Ghut for a period of three months for having illegally entered the Territory on May 30, 2014.

March 7th, 2014
UPDATE: 8 captured illegal immigrants still in custody

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The eight (8) illegal immigrants from the March 2, 2014 sweep of Peter Island by the Virgin Islands Immigrations and Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are currently still in custody on these shores as their repatriation process proves challenging.

June 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Bail still pending for alleged prison escapee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Andrew Angus Penn remains incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Prison even though he was offered bail following several charges that were laid against him at the Magistrate’s Court, including escape from lawful custody.

May 21st, 2013
UPDATE: Fmr prison officer Morton has case to answer - Magistrate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards has ruled that former Prison Officer, Steve Morton does indeed have a case to answer before the court and has thrown out a no case submission made by the defence.

April 23rd, 2013
Inmate alleges illegal phones commonplace at HM Prison

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Murder accused Jessroy McKelly made a series of allegations and complaints when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court recently.

April 18th, 2013
Jessroy McKelly gets 24 months for escaping custody!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Balsum Ghut prisoner Jessroy McKelly, told the court that he could have run a long time ago if he had wished to do so and alleged that the gates at the prison were not as heavily secured as they needed to be.

April 8th, 2013
HM Prison inmate escapes & is recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Her Majesty’s prison inmate Andrew Angus Penn has been charged with escaping lawful custody after escaping from the prison compound at Balsum Ghut on Saturday April 6, 2013.



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