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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.

August 28th, 2017
Are inmates of HMP being let out @ nights?

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - When there was a noted spike in criminal activities between the latter quarter of 2016 and first half of 2017, reports were circulating that at least two known convicts were the masterminds.

July 19th, 2016
Sex between officers & inmates, drugs, cellphones! @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Prison Officers having sexual intercourse with inmates, selling drugs and cell phones to inmates, visitation protocols being breached, scant regards to officers’ complaints are just a few of the challenges allegedly plaguing Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Tortola.

October 12th, 2015
Shanoviah Thomas out of prison on parole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot has disclosed that a woman who is serving time at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut for manslaughter has been granted parole.

December 20th, 2013
Foot at the head! On the job at HM Prison

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The new Superintendent of Prisons, David Foot, a white United Kingdom National, has his foot in the door at the Virgin Islands’ only prison facility. He started his tenure on contract from this month.

November 1st, 2013
Minister Walwyn hopes a local can head HMP in next two years!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “In the next two years, the position of Superintendent will be open once again. I remain committed to seeing the top job at Her Majesty’s Prison earned and given to a local officer,” said Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn at the opening ceremony for the Job Fair to recruit new persons for the facility today, November 1, 2013.

October 9th, 2013
Local Charles L. Forbes Out! UK National David Foot in as Prison boss!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After days of investigation and speaking with Virgin Islands News Online’s many sources within the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, this news site can confirm that Acting Superintendent of Prisons, Mr Charles L. Forbes, an indigenous Virgin Islander, has lost his job with Government.

October 5th, 2013
Appointment of UK man as Sup. Of Prisons a shock to HMP officers

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The announcement of the appointment by UK-appointed Governor William B. McCleary of a United Kingdom national as Superintendent of Prisons for Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut has come as a “big shock” to most senior and junior ranks within the prison service.

February 22nd, 2013
RVIPF not probing any “suspiciousness” regarding Supt. Holder’s death- Morris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Commissioner of Police David Morris has laid to rest speculation that police are investigating some level of “suspiciousness” over the death of Superintendent of Prisons Richard D. Holder.

January 4th, 2013
Shake-up at HM Prison coming!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Her Majesty’s Prison at Balsum Ghut is in for some level of shake-up as the new Acting Superintendent seeks to embark on a number of new measures, some favourable and others not so favourable by officers at the various levels.

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