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September 29th, 2021
UPDATE: Prison officers Mark Kendall & Sharlene Maduro charged

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s first and accurate story about two prison officers being arrested as investigations continue into the murder of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) inmate Nickail Chambers in May 2021.

September 15th, 2021
5 HMP inmates charged for murder of Nickail Chambers

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI– Police this morning, September 15, 2021, charged five inmates in relation to the May 2021 stabbing at Her Majesty’s Prison that resulted in the death of Nickail Chambers.

September 4th, 2021
Man stabbed during birth night celebrations on VG

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – A 37-year-old man is now nursing stab wounds at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after his birthnight celebrations went horribly wrong, and ended in a bloody brawl last evening Friday, September 3, 2021.

June 8th, 2021
HMP inmate allegedly makes death threats to prison officers & families

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Some officers at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut are said to be concerned for their safety as well as their families, following death threats made to them by at least one inmate.

June 3rd, 2021
In-person visits to HMP suspended, drop-offs allowed

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- In the wake of 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, Government has suspended all in-person visits to the prison.

June 2nd, 2021
Joint services conduct early morning search @HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our newsroom from sources at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, is that there was a search of the prison this morning, June 2, 2021.

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
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.

May 27th, 2021
Man allegedly stabbed by mentally challenged son

LONG TRENCH, Tortola, VI- A man is said to have been hospitalised at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital with a stab wound that was allegedly inflicted by his mentally challenged son today, May 27, 2021.

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