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January 10th, 2020
HMP inmate Malik Maduro allegedly stabbed

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut is currently a patient of D. Orlando Smith Hospital after being stabbed by a fellow inmate on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

December 19th, 2019
HM prisoners reportedly being tased in face & head

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In serious allegations against the management of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) about the treatment of inmates, Second District Representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says that on a recent visit to the Balsam Ghut facility, prisoners reported they were being tased in the head and face while being handcuffed.

December 13th, 2019
Howe sentenced to 5 years 3 months for attempted robbery, assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Justice Ann-Marie Smith has sentenced Virgin Islands Belonger Mickhail Howe of Lower Estate, Tortola, to five years and three months for attempted robbery and assault of a female in 2018.

December 5th, 2019
Jamaican cop on remand for alleged indecent assault on school girl

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Xavier Morgan, a member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, is now being housed at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, for alleged indecent assault on a schoolgirl.

November 20th, 2019
'I am trying to be a better man'- Youth found with 'weed' tells court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In spite of his pleas to the court for a second chance, 25-year-old Dillon Findlay will now have to pay $5,500 by February 28, 2020 or risk spending 28 days at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) for cannabis.

October 19th, 2019
HM Prisoner charge with Assault, Escaping Lawful Custody

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI - Police in the Virgin Islands (VI) have arrested and charged Kyle Baronville, a Prisoner at Her Majesty’s Prison for 3 counts of Assault of a Prison Officer and Assault on a Police Officer.

October 5th, 2019
Reports of alleged jailbreak @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Reports reaching our news centre is that sometime around 8:00am yesterday, Friday, October 4, 2019, a prisoner reportedly went missing from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut on Tortola.

June 4th, 2019
Woman arrested for smuggling contraband into HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman was arrested and charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for allegedly smuggling prohibited items into Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

May 3rd, 2019
UPDATE: Tyrone George recaptured

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Our senior sources at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut have indicated that Mr Tyrone George has been recaptured.

January 27th, 2019
Police raided HM Prison yesterday, January 26, 2019

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news centre is that yesterday Saturday, January 26, 2019, in the wee hours of the morning around 5:00am, a team from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), and Officers from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) conducted a raid on the Prison Compound.

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