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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.

February 10th, 2017
UPDATE: Kevin Tyson was alleged instigator in HMP disturbance

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- More information reaching our newsroom on the alleged disturbance at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut this morning, February 10, 2017 is that Kevin Tyson was identified as the inmate that created a ruckus, which forced prison officials to call in the Task Force of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

September 1st, 2014
'Prison Officers need anger management programme' – Inmate Roland Allen

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Speaking of the benefits of the Partnership for Peace programme that has significantly impacted his life one inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison, Mr Roland Allen said that a similar programme should be designed for some of the Prison Officers.

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.

February 21st, 2013
HMP admonished to hire locally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola - Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn this morning, February 21, 2013 admonished that those conducting interviews to fill vacancies at Her Majesty Prison (HMP) to do everything possible to hire locally. "He who has ears let him ear," Hon. Walwyn stated emphatically.

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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