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‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett

Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises. Photo: VINO/File
“From simply reading that story and conducting my own little investigations it is very clear that they are not doing their jobs there at Balsum Ghut to the extent that Ganja farms grow big and not one person reported it or had knowledge of it,” said Mr. Ray S. Frett. Photo: VINO/File
“From simply reading that story and conducting my own little investigations it is very clear that they are not doing their jobs there at Balsum Ghut to the extent that Ganja farms grow big and not one person reported it or had knowledge of it,” said Mr. Ray S. Frett. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent publication of the case against an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) a local businessman expressed his disgust at the news noting that the Superintendent of Prison Mr. David Foot needed to launch an investigation to determine how come no one knew of a ‘Ganja’ farm on the premises.

“From simply reading that story and conducting my own little investigations it is very clear that they are not doing their jobs there at Balsum Ghut to the extent that Ganja farms grow big and not one person reported it or had knowledge of it,” said Mr. Ray S. Frett.

“We not asking the politicians in the opposition to pick up we want to hear the representatives of the Seventh and Eighth District following this lead and call for an urgent investigation and a full report and we want to hear about it from them in the House of Assembly urgently because is any and every thing getting 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading these day getting done at one sitting. We the public making this call now. We want to see and hear immediate actions,” added Mr Frett.

He said that based on information prison offers are aware of a long line of illegal activities that takes place at HMP which they continue to allegedly condone and encourage.

“They know of people bring all sorts of things that should not be given to prisoners in there, they even carry drugs, not only ganja and this is a known fact because I tested them and they didn’t even know they were being tested,” he claimed.

He threw stones at the responsible Minister under whose portfolio HMP falls, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn.

“He (Hon. Walwyn) all over the news trying to decide who should go to prison and he should be the first one going there because he [allegedly] knows of these things and he is doing nothing about it. He [is] talking about ‘rehabbing’ prisoners. That minister needs to [be quiet] and pay attention to the right things, we didn’t put him there to talk we put him there to act,” said the businessman.

He said that based on his investigations the farm at Balsum Ghut has the potential to produce large amounts of produce to provide certain markets especially with eggs and peppers and other cash crops.

“They need to extend the farming activities up there. Prisoners are there not be fed and fattened on our backs; it’s a form of punishment for crimes committed. Let them work.”

This news site tried to make contact with the Superintendent of Prison Mr. Foot over the weekend on these claims but was unsuccessful in reaching him.

19 Responses to “‘We need HMP investigated’ – Mr Ray S. Frett”

  • Hmmm (15/09/2014, 08:35) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    LEGALIZE IT TODAY...... CRIME DOWN 80%. less money spend on jail more for school and infrastructure.
  • Dotish Ray (15/09/2014, 08:53) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    It's obviously clear that Mr. Frett has poor reading and interpretation skills. The inmates that do go to the farm is putting in hard labor for their time here. If one sneaks away to do what he was doing then through the vigilance of the guard who was on duty at the farm was then caught. How does it become a major attack against the system. In any organisation, "ish" happens; it's just to be alert and try to minimise the occurrence.
  • EX (15/09/2014, 09:15) Like (11) Dislike (15) Reply
    Myron is a waste he has done nothing
    • weed (15/09/2014, 09:46) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      ayo stay there. Myron capitalizing on dis ting mehson.

      How it go boss? Leh we do dis ting!
      • On looker (15/09/2014, 13:12) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
        So he was in the jouvert for festival but how come he is not in this photo op to tackle a problem that is under his portfolio?

        Waste of time, can't solve the issues of this country but want to be in thing.
  • ?? (15/09/2014, 09:59) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will this be urgent like the SCBHP??
  • 2 (15/09/2014, 10:02) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    so two things need investigating Myron travel and the ports project
  • pumpitup (15/09/2014, 11:25) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    go mind your business Mr business man leave the man them alone let the relax the herb is good for them to calm them down from making trouble brother bob says we have to have kahiah now so what is your your problem
  • LCS (15/09/2014, 13:26) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    A lot of things going on in there that are not supposed to be happening with the prisoners. No one is looking or they are looking the other way. Prisoners have mobile phones and communicate easily with the outside. Now the grow marihuana, too! The guards are like the police & wardens walking around Road Town doing nothing about people double parked, parked on sidewalks and pedestrians need to walk on the streets. A robbery during broad daylight across from the Police Headquarters, indicates that the delinquents feel comfortable that nothing is going to happen. Then if they get caught, reports (by police officers) are not done in time, or done incorrectly, courts can't prosecute and when they do, is a slap on the wrist. Investigations are needed left and right in the Police Department, Prison Officers body and the Judicial...
  • ports project (15/09/2014, 14:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope there is a cell up there for dem
  • ganja farmer (15/09/2014, 14:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    There will be a marijuana summit for the entire caribbean some time soon over in the USVI. I wonder which government head will attend? The main topic will be marijuana tourism.
  • facts man (15/09/2014, 15:23) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    see this fony man mw say he love his people and went and hire a uk national over Charles a local..WE WILL NEVER FORGET
  • paradise (15/09/2014, 18:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Things to talk
  • wize up (16/09/2014, 07:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the best of my understanding it is still unlawful to grow weed in the BVI much less cultivating the substance at the prison; the same place where we sending persons for growing it

  • tell me (16/09/2014, 07:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    mw always writing governors about his role in HMP...and everything he touch is a failure
  • ?? (17/09/2014, 00:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Solving crime through investigation has to be a new paradigm.
  • x factor (17/09/2014, 01:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Self-serving politicians who jump from fence to fence and topic to topic like myron cannot really show any loyalty to BVIslanders.
  • DA VOICE (22/09/2014, 16:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't think anyone want foot to investigate anything, because if he start he have to fire more than 90 percent of his staff, including his whole management team. so do the maths


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