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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.

March 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Near riot at HMP following stabbing of inmate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There was another scare for prison officers yesterday, February 28, 2013 as inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut became uneasy following the stabbing of Wakima Lettsome.

February 15th, 2013
UPDATE: Wakima Lettsome sentenced to 20 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Wakima Lettsome was today, February 15, 2013, sentenced to 20 years in prison by Justice Albert Redhead.

November 6th, 2012
Attempted murder trial of Lettsome: VC was fearful for his safety- Court hears

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Nearly one year after the alleged attempted murder incident, the trial of Wakima Lettsome began in the High Court today November 6, 2012 before Justice Albert Redhead with the Virtual Complainant (VC), Jonathan Colaire taking the stand.

November 1st, 2012
Three charges against Wakima Lettsome dropped

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the charges against Wakima Lettsome, 31, of Greenland were dropped today, November 1, 2012 when he appeared before Magistrate Tamia Richards.

May 7th, 2012
Legal representation a challenge for two prisoners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legal representation for two men, Roland Allen and Wakima Lettsome, will have to be ironed out before dates can be set for their respective trials in the High Court.

January 11th, 2012
Wakima Lettsome to face PI Jan. 19

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Wakima Lettsome, the alleged trigger man in the Crabbe Lot shooting last November will face a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) on January 19, 2012 in the Magistrate’s Court.

November 28th, 2011
UPDATE: Wakima Lettsome denied bail!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Wakima Lettsome, the alleged trigger man in the Crabbe Lot area shooting incident nine days ago that resulted in the victim sustaining a bullet wound to his abdomen was denied bail when he appeared in the Magistrate's Court today, November 28, 2011.



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