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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.

November 29th, 2017
Prisoner Keon Edwards seen on streets in Baughers Bay, Tortola

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- It was sometime around 1:30 P.M. today, Wednesday November 29, 2017 that persons called our newsroom to report that they saw a prisoner, Mr Keon Edwards, allegedly wandering the streets in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola.

November 28th, 2017
Prison Boss David E. Foot disputes article speculating he is being booted!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison, British national David E. Foot has come out swinging against an article in a local online publication asking if he is being booted because his current post is being advertised.

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.

November 14th, 2016
Joe Neil-another UK consultant! This time @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- As the reality looms that the United Kingdom (UK) might impose ‘direct rule’ on the Virgin Islands (VI) because of demands and letters written by UK appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) about mismanagement of public funds, yet another UK consultant has joined the Government.

September 27th, 2016
Prisoner Akim Stevens beaten & hospitalised

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- According to our Team of Reporters from around the Virgin Islands, inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison Akim Stevens has been reportedly beaten and hospitalised.

September 25th, 2016
Kareem A. Durante aka Blocker gets 7 years prison sentence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Less than a month after he was shot while at a social event on Beef Island, Kareem A. Durante aka Blocker was remanded to prison for firearm and ammunition possession charges and is now imprisoned at her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut after being found guilty.

September 22nd, 2016
Haitian Immigrant prisoner allegedly attempts suicide!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands today September 22, 2016 is that a Haitian prisoner housed at Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut, on the main Island of Tortola, reportedly attempted suicide.

September 7th, 2016
UPDATE: 'Mr Escape' recaptured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Edrino Richards, known as 'Mr Escape', who fled from prison officers while at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut yesterday, September 6, 2016 has been recaptured.

September 6th, 2016
HM Prison inmate sets cell on fire

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from well placed sources is that a prisoner of Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut set his cell on fire this morning, September 6, 2016.

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