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Scabies outbreak at Her Majesty's Prison?

November 4th, 2018 | Tags:
Word reaching our news desk is that last month there was an outbreak of Scabies at Her Majesty’s Prison located at Balsam Ghut on the main Island of Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Verne A. G. Garde the new St. Lucian Superintendent of Prisons did not immediately respond to our newsroom inquiry. Photo File/Internet Source
Mr Verne A. G. Garde the new St. Lucian Superintendent of Prisons did not immediately respond to our newsroom inquiry. Photo File/Internet Source
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI: Word reaching our news desk is that last month there was an outbreak of Scabies at Her Majesty’s Prison located at Balsam Ghut on the main Island of Tortola.

Information is that some 3 to 4 inmates had to be placed in quarantine away from other prisoners and staff. Our newsroom sources who are familiar with the matter confirmed that the Environmental Health Division paid a visit to the government own facility and is investigating the origin and cause of the outbreak. Some believe it could have been from mosquitoes.

Garde tight-lipped as usual

Mr Verne A. G. Garde, the new St. Lucian Superintendent of Prisons did not immediately respond to our newsroom inquiry, however, a senior source at the Ministry of Education and Culture confirmed that the incident happened late October 2018 but stated, “It was an isolated incident and everything is back to normal,” and the prisoners are already out of quarantine. They declined to comment further.

Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation from the itch mite Sarcoptes Scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission followed by a severe and relentless itch as the predominant symptom of scabies.

11 Responses to “Scabies outbreak at Her Majesty's Prison?”

  • Silent (04/11/2018, 15:21) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    this government is always in some cover up
  • wize up (04/11/2018, 16:28) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    all together now(2019!!!!!)
  • Mosquito Man (04/11/2018, 16:50) Like (24) Dislike (12) Reply
    Wah ayo worry bout?

    My scaby minister have it under control.

    He intend to mek all dem ministers who ain't wid him itch till dem can't itch no more.

    Ronie belly, pico pick ring ayo look out!

    Here comes deh scaby man!
  • biker (04/11/2018, 17:14) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Appears that K.Pickering's biblical plague prediction a few weeks ago in the HOA is here!
  • That one (04/11/2018, 17:46) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    adopted fast to his bosses ways. When they suppose to inform the public, they don’t -public health alerts are important to know incase these things spreads to the population- and when they supposed to follow protocol before going to the public, they quick to call press conference.
  • mvw man (04/11/2018, 18:59) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hope he did not bring it from St Lucia with he
    • sl (05/11/2018, 08:38) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      That's exactly where it came from, the prisoners who came back from St. Lucia brought it with them.
  • Citizen (04/11/2018, 21:40) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    We never had this plague before, not there are many UK Officers stationed there. I didn't say it came from them;
  • Wow man (05/11/2018, 04:17) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino you got sources everywhere


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