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February 25th, 2021
HMP inmate allegedly hospitalised for suspected poisoning

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An inmate of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, was reportedly taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for suspected poisoning.

January 3rd, 2021
Police discovers spent shells in vicinity of HM Prison

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information coming into our news centre, is that police acting on an anonymous report have discovered a large number of spent shells in the vicinity of the HM Prison, in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

December 3rd, 2020
Inmate allegedly stabbed @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our news centre is that an inmate of Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, has been stabbed.

July 17th, 2020
DR woman to spend 4 months @ HMP; Fined $1K for Illegal Entry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo today, July, 17, 2020, sentenced Ingrid Alcantara De Polanco, 42, of the Dominican Republic to four months at Her Majesty’s Prison for illegally entering the Virgin Islands.

July 14th, 2020
Fish Bay woman jailed for theft

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 27-year-old woman is now an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut after she was sentenced in the Magistrate’s Court for theft.

July 9th, 2020
HM Prison visits resuming after long COVID-19 lockout

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Public visits to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut will officially resume from Monday, July 13, 2020, while church visits will resume a day earlier on Sunday, July 12, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

May 22nd, 2020
2 yrs jail; $12K fine for smuggler Tambu Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 34-year-old human smuggler Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, Tortola, finally learnt his fate today, May 22, 2020, on the charges of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew, which he had all pleaded guilty to in the Magistrate’s Court since April 6, 2020.

May 11th, 2020
'Jealous guard' paid prisoner to attack me @ HMP - Boxer Julan O. Brown

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Boxer Julan O. Brown aka 'Iron Fist' has revealed that while working at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, he was subjected to high levels of alleged victimisation for not being 'from here' and getting local funding for his boxing training programme.

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.


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