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January 20th, 2022
Over 50 persons on remand @ HMP, spanning 6 mths to 3 years!– Hill

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Superintendent of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Mr Guy M. Hill said currently there are more than 50 individuals on remand at the state facility.

September 3rd, 2021
VI Gov’t to pay $269K to St Lucia for accommodating VI prisoners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved payments of $269,940 to be paid to the Government of St Lucia, for accommodating prisoners as a result of damages to the Her Majesty’s Prison by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

July 16th, 2021
Top Cop recommends moving life-serving prisoners out of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr Mark Collins said as part of his new tenure, an immediate review of Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, has been recommended.

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.

August 16th, 2018
9 more prisoners return to VI from St. Lucia lockups

BALSAM, GHUT, Tortola, VI –Nine prisoners were today, Thursday, August 16, 2018, returned to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, in the Virgin Islands (VI) following their relocation to St. Lucia’s Bordelais Correctional Facility last year.

April 22nd, 2018
2 prisoners Allen Baptiste & Alcedo Tyson returned from St Lucia

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - While many of the Virgin Islands' prisoners remain in St Lucia at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, they continue to advise their families of the poor living conditions, including having to purchase some basic supplies and being subjected to rationing of water.

October 18th, 2017
Accepting prisoners from VI was ‘foolishness’- St Lucia MP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on September 28, 2017 that this news site accurately reported that 21 of the Territory’s most dangerous prisoners were being transferred to a prison in St Lucia, following damages to HM Prison in Balsam Ghut by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

August 19th, 2017
2 guards allegedly stabbed by prisoners @ HMP

BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- It was around 2:40 P.M. today, August 19, 2017 that a brawl ensued at Her Majesty’s Prison, the state’s only penitentiary, located at Balsam Ghut on the main island of Tortola.

February 13th, 2014
Afghan prisoners freed from Bagram amid US protests

BBC

Sixty-five detainees have been released from Afghanistan's high security Bagram detention centre, a move condemned by the US as "deeply regrettable".

November 17th, 2011
Parole Board members needed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Office of His Excellency the Governor is looking for persons who are interested in serving as a member of the Parole Board, a Government Information Service (GIS) press release stated.

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