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August 13th, 2020
No serious incidents or escapes in nearly 4 months @ HMP – Mario Christopher

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Acting Superintendent of Prisons, Mr Mario Christopher is reporting that Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, had a relatively uneventful few months under his watch.

August 12th, 2020
“Somebody loves you!’ Reformed ex-inmate brings hope to prisoners

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Ex-inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), Alcedo Lettsome has sought to bring hope to prisoners at the local penitentiary.

July 16th, 2020
T&T man caught during police raid admits to entering VI illegally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A national of Trinidad and Tobago has been fined $1,000 plus two months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) for illegally entering the Virgin Islands.

July 9th, 2020
HM Prison visits resuming after long COVID-19 lockout

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Public visits to Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut will officially resume from Monday, July 13, 2020, while church visits will resume a day earlier on Sunday, July 12, 2020, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

April 21st, 2020
Robbery accused gets 2 mths @ HMP for Breach of Curfew

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dekembe Parsons, 22, of Harrigan's Estate, has been granted $25,000 bail for his alleged involvement in the burglary of Sunshine Grocery Store in Chalwell Street, Road Town, on March 30, 2020.

March 23rd, 2020
After nearly 7 yrs man sentenced for escaping HMP to go for walk

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Close to seven years after Andrew Angus Penn escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut to go for a walk, he has finally been sentenced for the offence.

January 13th, 2020
Hunger strike @ HMP?

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, has refused to eat food offered to him by the prison and has been making demands to see elected officials.

December 23rd, 2019
Increased reports of human rights breaches @ HMP- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Complaints Commissioner (CC) of the Complaints Commission, Mrs Sheila N. Brathwaite wants an independent third party designated to probe complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches in the Virgin Islands.

November 22nd, 2019
Man serving life imprisonment for murder attacked by fellow inmates @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching this news site is that at least one inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, had to be taken to hospital for treatment following a fight among inmates this afternoon, November 22, 2019.

November 18th, 2019
HMP inmate threatens to drink Pine Sol

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching our newsroom is that an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut threatened to commit suicide early last week.

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