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February 3rd, 2024
Hon Wheatley throws support behind prison rehab initiatives

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley has voiced his support for rehabilitation initiatives at His Majesty’s Prison following a visit to to the prison on February 1, 2024.

November 21st, 2023
Kadeem S. Maynard gets 57 months in jail for cocaine smuggling conspiracy

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Kadeem S. Maynard, the son of former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, was sentenced in a Miami court to 57 months in jail on Monday, November 20, 2023, for his role in a scheme to traffic cocaine from Colombia through the [British] Virgin Islands to the US mainland.

November 12th, 2023
USVI man jailed for smuggling machine gun conversion kits


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— US Attorney for the [US] Virgin Islands Delia Smith on Thursday, November 9, 2023, announced that 33-year-old Princeton Jameson of St Croix has been sentenced to 38 months in prison. Attorney Smith confirmed that the sentence was handed down by Judge Wilma A. Lewis following Jameson's guilty plea for possession of a machine gun.

November 9th, 2023
UK Ministry of Justice is ‘committed to supporting HMP’- UK Minister

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The overcrowding at His Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut and the rehabilitation of offenders were some of the leading topics of discussion when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom (UK), Michael W. Freer MP, visited the Virgin Islands (VI) from Sunday, November 5-7, 2023.

June 29th, 2023
Buney H. Chinnery sentenced to 8 months imprisonment in USVI

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- [British] Virgin Islander Buney H. Chinnery, 22, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being convicted of failure to heave to law enforcement and giving a false statement to US law enforcement authorities.

February 26th, 2023
USVI Olympic boxer gets 25 years in prison for sex crimes against minors


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- “You are the textbook example of a child predator,” US District Judge Robert Molloy told former Olympic boxer John Jackson as he sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

August 26th, 2022
Prison officer stabbed in face by inmate @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- A prison officer is reportedly nursing a wound inflicted to his face by an inmate of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut, Tortola on August 25, 2022.

May 7th, 2022
Visitations @ HMP resumes for three days weekly

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) facility in Balsam Ghut Tortola has re-opened to visitors for three days weekly after visitations were stopped as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 4th, 2022
Premier Fahie could be released on $500k bond- US Judge declares

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Premier of the [British] Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) could be released on a $500,000 bond as he awaits trial on charges tied to a US government narcotics sting, a federal judge in Miami said today, May 4, 2022.

October 30th, 2021
Governors refused to deport convicted expats out of VI- Premier

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has revealed that past Governors of the Virgin Islands (VI) had refused to take a decision to deport convicted expat criminals after they served a sentence in Her Majesty's Prison (HM Prison), despite being pressed by the Elected Government to have the individuals deported.

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