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June 1st, 2021
NSC orders two senior Prison Officers to take admin leave

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Subsequent to a meeting held on Monday, May 31 2021, the National Security Council (NSC) decided to place the two senior Prison Officers on duty during the violent altercation that caused the death of Nickail Chambers and the injury of three others at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) on Sunday night, May 30, 2021, on administrative leave.

May 31st, 2021
NSC meeting called over prisoner's death

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Following the stabbing incident at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) that left one dead and 3 injured on May 30, 2021, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, has called a meeting of the National Security Council.

May 31st, 2021
2 arrested in relation to fatal stabbing incident @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Two persons have been arrested in relation to the stabbing incident at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) that left one inmate dead and 3 injured on May 30, 2021.

May 31st, 2021
UPDATE: HMP stabbing victim Nickail Chambers dies

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- One of the victims in the stabbing incident at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) last evening, May 30, 2021, has died.

March 25th, 2021
Jerrel Penn sentenced to 54 months for Possession of Counterfeit bills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High Court Judge Richard G. Floyd has sentenced Jerrel Penn to a total of 54 months for being in possession of counterfeit US currency bills in 2017.

March 8th, 2021
No Bail! Taxi man & businessman remanded to HMP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards turned down a bail application for Paul Hodge, a taxi operator from Cane Garden Bay who was allegedly found with over 500 kilograms of cocaine by police on March 6 2021.

December 3rd, 2020
Inmate allegedly stabbed @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our news centre is that an inmate of Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, has been stabbed.

November 24th, 2020
Law student to spend 6 mths @ HMP for stealing over $44K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The dreams of becoming a lawyer for Shekimah Lettsome Joseph may have just been shattered after she was convicted of theft and operating a business without a trade license.

October 7th, 2020
Kenaz Hazel sentenced to 5 years @ HMP for unlicensed gun

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A 24-year-old Purcell Estate man will spend the next five years at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut after pleading guilty to the offence of ‘carrying an unlicensed firearm’.

October 1st, 2020
Full term pregnant woman among VZ nationals remanded on drug & firearm charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman who is in her full term of pregnancy was among six Venezuelans remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) on charges relating to drugs and illegal entry following their appearance before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin today, Thursday, October 1, 2020.

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