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Shanoviah Thomas out of prison on parole

- expected to address participants @ FTM’s ‘Show Love’ Seminar
Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot has disclosed that Shanoviah Thomas, who is serving time at Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut for manslaughter, has been granted parole. Photo: VINO/File
Ms Thomas (centre) with Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot (right) and another prison officer at the FTM's seminar in 2014. Photo: VINO/File
Ms Thomas (centre) with Superintendent of Prisons Mr David Foot (right) and another prison officer at the FTM's seminar in 2014. Photo: VINO/File
Participants of the Show Love seminar will also hear from Ms Kimberley Ritter, formerly of Safe Zone in St Thomas but now with Tortola Concrete. Ms Ritter is passionate about being an inspiration to young women, especially with her background of being a counselor at the prison level, although on a more international scene. Photo: VINO
Participants of the Show Love seminar will also hear from Ms Kimberley Ritter, formerly of Safe Zone in St Thomas but now with Tortola Concrete. Ms Ritter is passionate about being an inspiration to young women, especially with her background of being a counselor at the prison level, although on a more international scene. Photo: VINO
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.

Mr Foot was at the time addressing the launch of the 2015 edition of Follow the Movement’s (FTM) 'show Love' seminar for fourth and fifth form girls on October 8, 2015. Some 280 girls from schools across the Virgin Islands, with the exception of students from Anegada, will be attending the seminar slated for Thursday October 15, 2015 at UP’s Ballroom in Road Town.

“The lady that was with me last year has been successful in being granted parole,” Mr Foot said of Ms Shanoviah Thomas, who addressed participants of the seminar last year.

The Superintendent of Prisons further said Ms Thomas is the only one to have been granted parole at the first sitting of the newly instituted Parole Board. “And well deservingly so,” he said.

It is this news site’s information that the Board is set to sit again sometime later this month.

At last year’s session, Ms Thomas gave the harsh reality of prison life for a woman. She also blasted prison officers for allegedly stripping inmates of their human rights and heavily victimising inmates without just cause.

“Up there is college… what you don’t know you will learn,” Ms Thomas had warned.

Thomas was sentenced to ten years for manslaughter by reason of provocation involving a domestic violence matter.

The theme of the one-day seminar is ‘Show Love’ and would see a number of influential figures in the territory imparting knowledge that can help shape the participants future in a positive way.

Participants of the Show Love seminar will also hear from keynote speaker Ms Kimberley Ritter, formerly of Safe Zone in St Thomas but now with Tortola Concrete. Miss Ritter is passionate about being an inspiration to young women, especially with her background of being a counsellor at the prison level, although on a more international scene.

21 Responses to “Shanoviah Thomas out of prison on parole”

  • Hmm (12/10/2015, 08:42) Like (5) Dislike (46) Reply
    hope this does not open a bad can off worms
    • 2nd Chance (12/10/2015, 09:38) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am happy for you, Shenovia -- make good use of this second chance!
  • wize up (12/10/2015, 09:21) Like (15) Dislike (39) Reply
    very thing that is bad, our society takes it up: this woman took someone's life and now walking free: my question, how can another person in jail for a lesser offence be denied parole( I am simply asking a question ) don't do the crime is you can't do the time...let me also say this and who vex vex; this same person was given bail during her trial yet other persons are not granted bail for a dime bag....
    • bvi (12/10/2015, 10:39) Like (70) Dislike (2) Reply
      She took an animal's life. How would you feel if you were in a relationship where you were constantly being abused by your partner? Give the darn girl a break. Some of us are too unforgiving. Suppose God was like you, a lot of us would have been dead; not in prison, dead? Cast a stone at the woman if you have done nothing wrong in your life.
      • Lily Ann (12/10/2015, 16:21) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
        "BVI .. I wonder if you will be singing the same tune if she get involved with your cousin and kill him??? .... becareful what u wish for ... she is out and about ....
      • wize up (13/10/2015, 05:21) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        @ BVI: I hope when someone takes the life of one of your family members you will fell the same way; just saying!!!!!!
  • mmmm (12/10/2015, 09:31) Like (2) Dislike (32) Reply
    Wishing her well but she still have not change
  • heavy equipment operator (12/10/2015, 09:34) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    I will like Miss Ritter to counsel me.
  • Provocation (12/10/2015, 10:14) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sentenced for manslaughter by reason of provocation.

    Well, it seems that people are hell bent on provoking others. This weekend self an attempt to provoke me was made. But God was in the midst and He is still in the midst.

    Matthew 10: 36 says: Indeed, a man's enemies will be those of his own household. BUT, our weapons of warfare are not of the flesh - 2 Corinthians 10: 4.

    • go figure (12/10/2015, 12:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Deliberate provocators are demon possessed. They are sickos needing an internal self check.
  • Ignorance is Bliss (12/10/2015, 11:05) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why are we being told about Shenovia? They turned loose Pumpkin on an unsuspecting community without a murmur. I haven't heard or seen anything in the media about a sexual pervert having served his time now back out in society. Shenovia have family to go home to I hope. Does he? Where is he? Can he go back to Jost Van Dyke? Is he in the homeless shelter or in a hotel paid for by government? What is he doing? Did he get any help in prison for his problem? Is he employable or are we going to support him for the rest of his days. Shenovia is talking to school children and Rotary. This man is a danger to society and he's out free as a bird and we are reading about Shenovia and commenting on the appropriateness of her being out on parole. Is Shenovia likely to kill again or is Pumpkin more likely to rape again? I'd rather know where he is and what he's up to than Shenovia. Let's hear about him.
    • Joc (12/10/2015, 13:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      it seems pumkin was release because his time was up. He is sick he needs to remain behind bars.
    • wize up (12/10/2015, 14:07) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
      @ ignorance is bliss: you said the man did his time(meaning that he did complete his sentence): the young woman is out of jail on parole... I am simply suggesting that the two of them get a room together ( should be fun!) just saying
  • Ridiculous (12/10/2015, 11:26) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y'all need to keep off off Shenovia for once, I was living in the same area as Shenovia back in the days when she committed her crime and it was a said thing to see..but the man lead her to it. How would anyone feel getting abused for no reason, youre leaving your home to go somewhere and being threaten if you do not reach back home at a certain time and constantly getting beaten?
    I agree to say that it shouldn't have went that far as to kill him but she couldn't deal with it anymore and when you're constantly beaten on someone that you're suppose to be loving it tends to mess with them mentality and emotionaly.
    • wize up (12/10/2015, 12:45) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      @ ridiculous : lets all take the law in to our own hands: why you did not take her to live with you and shelter her from the constant abuse you knew about the frequent incidents
  • as a matter of fact (12/10/2015, 14:45) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply

    PUMPKIN WAS RELEASED AND HE DIDNT LAST TWO MONTHS, AND HE IS NOW BACK IN PRISON.she got the counselling that she needed and he didn't obviously. For your information. Shonovia does have a family and is doing well and for those of you who wish for her to fall I pray that you don't fall or have never fallen in your life. And I hope God cleanse your bad minded hearts. He without sin cast the first stone. You all don't know what she went through. She is a strong positive woman with a bright future.

  • drama queen (12/10/2015, 16:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why u all hating on the girl ,she Tec u all man na smh I dnt c nothing wrong with her out on bail wat happen was not intentionally.provocation brings death.she is a very loving girl she dnt go and trouble ppl just like that ppl tired of having man putting them dam hands on them like we is they child .i sorry death had too be in volve but that does not make her an bad person . Dnt worry bout d haters honey me love u off
  • Nancy (12/10/2015, 17:09) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave the damn girl alone

  • Renee (12/10/2015, 19:22) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is this man who is from here. He married a woman not from here. He treated her like a dog, like a slave. He beat her numerous times and threw her out of their home in the middle of the night numerous times. Embarrassing her in front of neighbors. This last time he threw her out, she did not go back to him because she felt either she or he would be dead. Now he is up and down looking for her so he can divorce her. SMH. More women need to leave these abusive mates even if it means sleeping a social development until they find you a place.
  • Just saying (12/10/2015, 23:09) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    People who does not know anything about being in an abusive relationship or of being abuse should go talk to people who went through abuse and are being abuse. Then and only then will they understand what abuse is and what people go through who are being abuse. It is a sad thing that people " especially women" have to go to prison when they kill some one who were abusing them. Sometimes they take out restraining order against these people and still get kill and leave their children if they have any to suffer at the hand of people who abuse them. So for some of you who have family who is abusing others you should take some time of and think if it was you in that person position how you would have felt." Do unto others as you would have them unto you." Think . Thank you.
  • Just the facts (13/10/2015, 13:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    For all you haters who thinks Shonovia got a gift by going on parole she didn't. If my calculations are right she was scheduled for release in November this year. She has to answer to a Board of intrusive people who practically want to see her panty. As far as I can see she got a poor deal..she's just a lab rat for their board. Out in four month or two years of torture...y'all do the maths...


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