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September 10th, 2018
Prisoners describe conditions in St Lucia as ‘barbaric’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online, first and accurately reported that the remaining prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, who were sent to St Lucia—following Hurricane Irma—had been returned to Tortola, on September 6, 2018.

September 6th, 2018
Remaining 10 Prisoners return to Tortola from St Lucia, September 6, 2018

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Sometime after 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 6, 2018, the remaining 10 prisoners who were sent to St Lucia almost a year ago—after Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut—were returned to Tortola.

August 16th, 2018
9 more prisoners return to VI from St. Lucia lockups

BALSAM, GHUT, Tortola, VI –Nine prisoners were today, Thursday, August 16, 2018, returned to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, in the Virgin Islands (VI) following their relocation to St. Lucia’s Bordelais Correctional Facility last year.

August 11th, 2018
‘Family triangle’ uncovered in foiled ‘Chalwell Yard’ robbery; Sister now in jail

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Our news desk can confirm—after investigations—that the attempted robbery that took place last Saturday, August 4, 2018, in the area of 'Chalwell Yard' on the eastern end of Tortola, had ‘family connection.’

August 10th, 2018
East End man, Dion Thomas charged for unlawful possession of firearm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown on Thursday August 6, 2018, charged 39-year-old, Dion Thomas, of East End, Tortola, with the unlawful possession of a firearm, since he is not the holder of a valid license.

July 26th, 2018
45 rehab inmates at HMP gets reminder ‘they deserve a second chance’

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Dream Big Group in collaboration with Caribbean Insurers Limited and Billionaire PA today, July 26, 2018, presented 45 inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) with ‘I HAVE BIG DREAMS T-shirts’ and a, ‘Seven Steps to developing a Wealthy Mindset’ book which was added to their library.

June 6th, 2018
St Lucian Verne Garde tipped to be new HMP Superintendent

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Verne Garde, Director of St. Lucia’s, Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF)—where many of the Territory’s prisoners are temporarily housed—has been tipped to be the new Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, on Tortola.

March 9th, 2018
UK sends 14 Prison Officers to Her Majesty’s Prison @ Balsam Ghut!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Who said the British Government is not helping its Overseas Territory following two Category 5 hurricanes that destroyed the islands?

November 18th, 2017
2 prison officers stabbed by inmate of HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An altercation involving two prison officers and an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, resulted in the two prison officers receiving stab wounds yesterday, November 17, 2017, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

October 28th, 2017
Man accused of Alston E. Penn’s murder among prisoners still on the run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Police on October 27, 2017 released the names of the three prisoners still on the run following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.



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