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February 26th, 2024
Females defeat males in HM Prison's 1st ever inmates debate

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- His Majesty's Prison held its first debate between male and female inmates as part of its ongoing rehabilitative initiative.

February 11th, 2024
Office of Gender Affairs & HM Prison discuss gender-focused initiatives

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- The Office of Gender Affairs and His Majesty’s Prison have held discussions on gender-related initiatives and training for staff and inmates at the institution.

February 10th, 2024
HM Prison receives donation for inmate rehabilitation efforts

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Inmates at the His Majesty’s Prison (HMP) will now benefit from chess supplies and other resources from UniteBVI Foundation to assist with its rehabilitation of inmates.

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.

January 16th, 2024
13 prison inmates complete Skills of Life Programme

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Thirteen prisoners at His Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut on Tortola have received completion certificates for successfully navigating a Skills of Life Programme.

December 23rd, 2023
HMP benefits from UK Prison Service Training Deployment

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI – Early in December 2023, HMP Balsam Gut welcomed Ms. Laura Mitcheson who is the Head of Tactical Response, His Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service in the UK as part of the UK’s prison service training deployment.

September 23rd, 2023
Vacationing Officers called back to work as HMP lockdown moves to day 2!

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - The lockdown at His Majesty’s Prison (HMP) at Balsam Ghut is into day two, after it originally started on Friday, September 22, 2023.

September 22nd, 2023
Prison @ Balsam Ghut on lockdown from about 8 AM Sept 22, 2023

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from persons familiar with the matter is that His Majesty’s Prison at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola has been on lockdown from this morning around 8:00 AM today Friday, September 22, 2023.

September 21st, 2023
Police recover 'bag of guns' from men fleeing Lambert Estate

LAMBERT ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, during routine patrols in the Lambert Estate area, observed three males in hoodies heading in the direction of His Majesty’s Prison, behaving suspiciously.

September 12th, 2023
Vincy man who served time in prison in VI shot dead in Grenada

ST GEORGE, Grenada- A national of St Vincent and the Grenadines who in 2012 was sentenced to 6 years at HM Prison in Balsam Ghut for importing drugs into the Virgin Islands (VI) was shot dead in Grenada on Monday, September 11, 2023.

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