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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.

October 29th, 2013
Foot to join HMP in Dec. 2013; Gregg & Percival promoted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Secretary (Ag.) in the Ministry for Education and Culture Mrs Prudence Mathavious has confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that recently appointed Superintendent of Prisons, Mr David Foot will take up his leadership position at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut in December.

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 6th, 2013
Prison Officers to facilitate training at HMP soon

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - A group of seven (7) Prison Officers and two (2) Officers attached to the Social Welfare Department have been certified as facilitators for the “Just Think” intervention programme of Her Majesty’s Prison.

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.

June 24th, 2013
Concerns raised about 'deteriorating conditions' at HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Concerned citizens and relatives of inmates are calling on the government of the day to address conditions they term as serious at Her Majesty's Prison at Balsum Ghut as they have expressed the fear that things are getting from “bad to worse”.

February 3rd, 2013
UPDATE: Prison escape incident was close to a riot- HM Prison sources

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Pandemonium broke out at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsum Ghut shortly after 3 P.M. on Saturday February 2, 2013 as word circulated that a prisoner had escaped.

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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