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UPDATE: Kevin Tyson was alleged instigator in HMP disturbance

- Was reportedly charged for damage to property
February 10th, 2017 | Tags: riot police Prison Officers inmates threats HMP
Kevin Tyson has been identified as the inmate that created a ruckus, which forced officials of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) to call in the Task Force of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, February 10, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
There was drama at Her Majesty’s Prison today, February 10, 2017 after prisoners allegedly began to make threats to fellow inmates and Prison officers, forcing Prison officials to call in the riot Police. Photo: VINO/File
There was drama at Her Majesty’s Prison today, February 10, 2017 after prisoners allegedly began to make threats to fellow inmates and Prison officers, forcing Prison officials to call in the riot Police. Photo: VINO/File
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).

According to sources within Her Majesty’s Prison, since yesterday, February 9, 2017 Mr Kevin Tyson was on lockdown and, when released, began to engage in a disruptive behaviour.

“He destroyed about eight toilets on the A Wing as well as lighting system,” said one of our sources, adding that police were called in and Tyson was reportedly charged for damage to property. He was then placed on lockdown again but let out this morning, February 10, 2017 so he could get his recreation and bath.

However, according to our sources, when it was time for Mr Tyson to return to his cell he refused. “He then proceeded to behave in a disorderly manner, grabbing a 2x4 and damaging a meshed door. After task Force was called in Mr Tyson allegedly locked himself in another prisoner’s cell.”

Our sources also said Task Force did not enter the prison compound but remained until the prisoner in question was calmed.

Alleged disruptive prisoner

According to reports, this is about the fourth or fifth time that the prisoner, Mr Tyson, has been disruptive at HMP, forcing Task Force to be called in.

This news site had first and accurately reported on September 6, 2016 that Mr Tyson had set his prison cell on fire.

This news site was told that prison officers were alerted to the fire by several prisoners who began to shout "fire, fire, in the A-Wing."

No one was injured in the incident and it is not clear how the prisoner managed to start a fire in his cell.

Tyson was also reportedly involved in a fight with a prison officer at the Magistrate's Court in John's Hole on September 5, 2016. The prison officer reportedly suffered minor injuries.

According to our sources at HMP, there is the fear that something serious might happen and Task Force may not respond, since they are usually called and turned away whenever there is disruption at HMP.

Meanwhile, Police Information Officer, Diane Drayton confirmed to this news site this afternoon that Police were contacted to provide assistance at the prison this morning.

“Not clear, at this time, if and what actions were actually taken by Police, but I understand everything is back to normal at this time,” Ms Drayton said.

See previous article published February 10, 2017

Riot Police called in @ HMP

- following reports of prisoners making threats to fellow inmates & Prison officers

At around 11:00 AM this morning, February 10, 2017 Police were called to her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola following reports of a possible disturbance.

Information is sketchy but, according to our newsroom's understanding, there were concerns after irate inmates allegedly began making threats of violence against fellow prisoners and even Prison officers.

It is not clear at this time why the inmates were reacting in the way they allegedly were.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring more details when they come in.

52 Responses to “UPDATE: Kevin Tyson was alleged instigator in HMP disturbance”

  • LIME (10/02/2017, 14:36) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lime stopped working and day could no longer watch da tv
  • Kidney Beans (10/02/2017, 14:41) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    When you have to much free time, you do stupid things. I bet they sounded like a bunch of cackling hens sitting on hatching eggs while this was going on.
  • Chance (10/02/2017, 15:01) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    They are two happy. They need some 2 by 4.
  • no justice no peace (10/02/2017, 15:27) Like (6) Dislike (33) Reply
    Free bob and tico
  • K (10/02/2017, 15:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Relax.
  • Chance (10/02/2017, 15:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are to happy. They need some 2 by 4
  • prisoner (10/02/2017, 15:53) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    the food quality going down we demand better food
    • Serious (10/02/2017, 17:18) Like (54) Dislike (0) Reply
      the food quality going down we demand better food??? You know where the food quality is good?? on the OUTSIDE! You know how you get and STAY outside?? STOP DOING F%$K

      Now eat what they give you.
      • Jokes!! (10/02/2017, 17:37) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
        hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Tell them again. Stop doing F**k. LOL
      • Trolling (10/02/2017, 17:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Don't get angry, someone trolling.
      • prisoner (10/02/2017, 20:49) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        Is ayo paying for the food anyway waste of ayo money we does feed the cats with the food. Thank you tax payers.
        • Tax Payer (11/02/2017, 00:04) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Prisoner, you ungrateful ingrate. That is the reason people like your ungrateful a.. deserve to eat cow s..t and drink donkey p.ss for breakfast, lunch and dinner you ignorant fool.
      • .... (10/02/2017, 23:10) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
        Food quality isn't good on the outside either....Somebody said he has too much time on his hands. Well DUUUUUHHHH. He's in prison you nincompoop. What should he be doing? Working a 9 to 5? You people type the dummest things ever messon.
    • lmao (10/02/2017, 17:20) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Prisoner, you don't have the rights to demand better food. Frank and beans is good enough.
      • Yes (10/02/2017, 21:24) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

        LMAO@prisoner. Yes he do deserve better quality food. If the government going pay room and board to put him up for God knows how long, then they should also give him better quality food. People out here need help and then locking up people for all kind of petty sh*t. When it's time to lock up the harder criminals them don't have no space. Save the space for the harder criminals like NDP, VIP, Customs, them man assign to the evidence room, and so on and so on

  • Well.. (10/02/2017, 16:23) Like (22) Dislike (15) Reply
    The happenings at the Prison in recent times shows that a 'Foot' cannot be a 'Head'.
  • Gumption.Official (10/02/2017, 17:27) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Youth man| Young girl please take it from a high school dropout student. That (life) ratchet lifestyle has and forever be a lie. It's not how life meant to be. Innocent people do get Caught and go jail to, yet even with a riot inside you can still be hurt. From the biggest for the celebrity known bad man like Tony Montana/ El choppo (if it's spelled right) etc all dark cloud cough up with them in a ungly ways soon or later. By the end of the day the people who actually gain are lawyers. Win case lawyer/s get paid . Lose case lawyer/s still gets paid. As someone who was builled in school with the results of the person later on killing someone now doing life I love all adults/youths to really think about the what if/ the maybe/ the could of/ the possibility of it all. I know I'm not perfect or trying to be but I just know not because I'm not perfect yet it doesn't mean I should live a negative life! It's 2017 from day one it's been proven badness out of style. It never ever was. Don't be prove to anyone. We have a country to run and youths to inspire/ our actions today is only a flavor of what our youths will be getting. Prison doesn't mean your a bad persons/ I get that. That Justice system is mess up and will always be so internationally. It's a business and running like a business should & like all business it's in to win. It's not a perfect system. Change the people/places /habits etc and the and only then you see what myself & others are staying! I'm no longer shy to let my voice be heard to matter what. Them hated Jesus or Jah fist and before me so who's Gumption? I just have to keep doing me.

    Let's positivity take back our country/ community/ neighborhoods together as we should.
  • Thefoothurtingme (10/02/2017, 17:56) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    Tell the Gobornor that it aint going work here buddy. Having the foot as the head signifies the days of Colonial era. Not too long from now he going get foot-in-mouth disease. Stop this reinventing of old times. Let the foot find his roost -- Birmingham City Constabulary.
    • Celly (11/02/2017, 05:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You'll learn what it really means to be incarcerated. Too much palace life all this time.
  • SMH (10/02/2017, 18:34) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    “He destroyed about eight toilets on the A Wing as well as lighting system,” said one of our sources, adding that police were called in and Tyson was reportedly charged for damage to property. He was then placed on lockdown again but let out this morning, February 10, 2017 so he could get his recreation and bath.

    However, according to our sources, when it was time for Mr Tyson to return to his cell he refused.


    Wth....With that kind of behavior he should stay on lockdown and not even be allowed bath much less recreation.
    • Yes (10/02/2017, 19:29) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Send him to a hardcore supermax in the UK
      • Peng (11/02/2017, 07:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @lol my thoughts exactly....isn't this possible for violent prisoners...Maybe Mr. foot can comment more, governor?? basically he is influencing he others to behave in this manner..then he should be ent to the UK to another facility where he can be housed in a more secure facility.
  • ccc (10/02/2017, 18:45) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dnything myrun touch is a desta
  • Bvi shame (10/02/2017, 18:59) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    You telling me prison officers had to call task force for one man, ONE MAN!!! 1 MAN, tell me I miss out reading a part in this article please, this is a disgrace to the system and the bvi, police get threats now this
    • @bvi shame (12/02/2017, 11:55) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Exactly why if something really serious has to happen they won't adhere to their call that's ridiculous!!!!!!
  • well, well (10/02/2017, 19:37) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    That boy need to be in lock down
    24/7. Send his A.. To the US prison system and I bet if the officer give him a direct order to return to his cell, he will jump in that cell pronto.
  • Wendy (10/02/2017, 20:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Of course,he will be ordered to pay for the eight toilets that he destroyed,right?
  • Observer (10/02/2017, 20:23) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

    David foot needs to take control of the prison it's out of hand and out of his control I working there and I see what is going on he and others are incompetent to operate this facility the lady from England that came in was verbally abused and almost attack and Mr >>>>> did nothing a poor and weak leader officers leaving by the two's something is wrong.>>>> is afraid to do his job and it has affected the officers working under him. More I can say but I'll leave it there

  • camp ground (10/02/2017, 20:23) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply

    Joker police joker prison officers. The system protect and side everything bad. MV Going up to say he needs to be in class soon then he be out talking to our children about how he change only to f*up again In less than a year. They had no cause letting him outta lock down. Lock down is fr**ging lock down. Its a prison system not camp. Guess who will be boasting after all this. This f*!ng place really runs me the wrong way every time the man.

    • Yeh (11/02/2017, 07:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

      @Camp Ground,

      That's what I'm saying kid...Lock Down is Lock Down. They let him out for recreation and a bath?? LOL. That's not lockdown. And why does the Police have to keep going up there? This place just LESS messon. Bunch of comedians running sh*t around here....

  • Really???? (10/02/2017, 20:41) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    He want a good beating with the same 2*4....strupes
  • shakingmehead (10/02/2017, 20:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Task force? Them need to let he go. Either let he go or quit their day job. When you have to call the task force for just one man I suggest put them on the street and let them switch place with super cop
  • Bread and Water (10/02/2017, 21:40) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    He complaining about food they need to take all the food from HMP and send them to FSN and let them ass eat bread with water 3 times a day.I bet some of them would behave themselves and don't go up their at all trust me on that.
  • ... (10/02/2017, 23:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am so sick of hearing people talk about sending prisoners to the US or UK? The damn US or UK told you all they willing to house or feed our criminals (Besides Bob and Tico of course)? Did they commit crimes in the UK? You all always talking some shit. Send away for this?? Come on, we just need to get our act together and act like we know what the hell we are doing and stop being so god damm goofy. The guy should have been kept in lock down longer. UK and US my ass...
  • Funny (11/02/2017, 00:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    LMAO, one guy, they had to call in outside help to calm down. LOL, I could have sent my bull dog Max to drop kick his A.. back in his cell.
  • Area 6 (11/02/2017, 03:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is not a criminal. He just need a photo shoot with Canes
  • A wha he do now (11/02/2017, 04:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Or him a try to play he crazy ,the amount of people do try go prison or hospital just to get their meals would love to take your place. 2_3 square meals a day is like heaven for many but it seems like you are living in or you are a living hell.Don't be down hearted cheer up for Jesus is still on the throne for he will supply ALL your needs from above .Cheer up cheer up cheer up.
  • wize up (11/02/2017, 06:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pause for a moment: under the UK leadership the prison out of control and under the UK leadership the crime out of control...enjoy the rest of your day!!!!(talk that)
  • PC (11/02/2017, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    UK Cops, prison officials etc are all to Politically Correct and put the rights of the criminals before the rights of the law abiding citizens. UK officials have become ineffective at their jobs due to PC. The Prison and Police force need tough, strong no nonsense leaders.
  • question (11/02/2017, 11:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    is he related to 50 tyson
  • alonzo (11/02/2017, 11:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    sounds like that boy needs to go to the shu program from pelican bay then he'd know what real prison is
  • de silent one (11/02/2017, 21:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy has been a constant pain in the A... at that institution and are not been dealt with as should in my estimation. He needs to be locked down until he shows signs of a behave person, or else some body is going to get hurt weather another inmate or an officer.
  • Former Officer (12/02/2017, 03:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    He destroyed about eight toilets on the A Wing as well as lighting system,” said one of our sources, adding that police were called in and Tyson was reportedly charged for damage to property. He was then placed on lockdown again but let out this morning, February 10, 2017 so he could get his recreation and bath.

    However, according to our sources, when it was time for Mr Tyson to return to his cell he refused. “He then proceeded to behave in a disorderly manner, grabbing a 2x4 and damaging a meshed door. After task Force was called in Mr Tyson allegedly locked himself in another prisoner’s cell.”

    ALAS , A TEENAGER FROM THE BUSHES OF SOUTH WEST AUSTRALIA COULD WATCH AN EPISODE OF LOCK-UP ON CABLE TV.....THEN GO TO BALSAM GHUT AND DEFINE AND REMEDY SOME OF THE BASIC PROBLEMS- some of which are glaringly obvious from the statements referenced above.


    Lets joust- who can tell me what is wrong with the aforementioned statements?


  • Ms wize (12/02/2017, 16:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ln jail and blogging? How dear you? Are phones allowed?
  • Virgin Gorda> USA. (12/02/2017, 20:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's time fot that PRISON TRIANGLE.
  • kelo (12/02/2017, 22:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the message being sent here that if you do the wrong thing and threaten people you will get your way eventually?


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