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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.

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.

June 1st, 2018
Exclusive: VI prisoners in St Lucia complain of ‘inhumane’ treatment

CASTRIES, St Lucia, WI - Virgin Islands (VI) inmates housed at the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) in St Lucia are allegedly being subjected to ‘inhumane’ and ‘discriminatory’ treatment on the neighbouring Caribbean Island.

April 22nd, 2018
2 prisoners Allen Baptiste & Alcedo Tyson returned from St Lucia

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - While many of the Virgin Islands' prisoners remain in St Lucia at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, they continue to advise their families of the poor living conditions, including having to purchase some basic supplies and being subjected to rationing of water.

October 18th, 2017
Accepting prisoners from VI was ‘foolishness’- St Lucia MP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 28, 2017 that this news site accurately reported that 21 of the Territory’s most dangerous prisoners were being transferred to a prison in St Lucia, following damages to HM Prison in Balsam Ghut by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

September 28th, 2017
21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some news outlets have inaccurately reported that all prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been sent packing to St Lucia.



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