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Foot to join HMP in Dec. 2013; Gregg & Percival promoted

Recently appointed Superintendent of Prisons, Mr David Foot will be taking up the position in December, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Royston Percival has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (Ag.). Photo: VINO/File
Mr Royston Percival has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (Ag.). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Secretary (Ag.) in the Ministry for Education and Culture Mrs Prudence Mathavious has confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that recently appointed Superintendent of Prisons, Mr David Foot will take up his leadership position at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut in December.

Mrs Mathavious said she was not at liberty to discuss the direct date that the UK national will be in the Territory to take up the position but reliable sources have informed this news site that Mr Foot is expected on or around December 9, 2013.

In the meantime, informed sources have confirmed that Mr Linford Gregg has assumed most of the leadership roles at HMP and has since been promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Prison (Ag.).

Mr Royston Percival is now Assistant Superintendent of Prison (Ag.).

Mrs Mathavious and the office of Governor Mr Boyd McCleary said they were not at liberty to release information about the promotions as they were personal to the individuals and it would have been against proper principle to do so. Information from the Governor’s office advised that such information is in the hands of the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is responsible for the daily operations of HMP.

The promotion of the two officers falls on the heels of former Superintendent of Prison (Ag.) Mr Charles Forbes, an indigenous Virgin Islander, being forced out of the system. Mr Forbes’ contract was not renewed by Government allegedly based on the recommendation from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the National Security Council.

It is being circulated that there are other promotions looming at HMP even as efforts are being forged to recruit new officers.

21 Responses to “Foot to join HMP in Dec. 2013; Gregg & Percival promoted”

  • son of the soil (29/10/2013, 08:25) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    See here, the local out, islandman promoted and whito take over. Might as well we vote out this government.
    • bb (29/10/2013, 13:04) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      you must be a local, your blog says it all, dumb, idiotic childish and the list goes on.
  • fed ex (29/10/2013, 08:31) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    Those two n**s c@rriers moving up fast.

  • ccc (29/10/2013, 08:56) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply

    this $%^& could never have happen under the VIP..its a island man minister looking out for his island people shame shame shame on we but a next election is coming

  • Ah saw (29/10/2013, 09:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyone who worth their salt knows who the instigators are with HMP & this crazy elected man has just promoted them.
  • BREAKING NEWS (29/10/2013, 09:33) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    this appointement is just one in a million reasons why the NDP should go and WILL
  • Politics (29/10/2013, 10:12) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Things like this MVW should be addressing hiring locals and not firing them from wasting tax $$$$$ on $100G for teachers and now I heard another big dinner for cancer people
  • wise up (29/10/2013, 10:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it me; or the BVI moving backwards; can someone please help me..the BVI went from “granting-aid” in the 1970’s to now needing the UK’s approval on projects in 2013….BVI went from regaining wickham’s cay in the 60’s/70’s BUT now the NDP bent on giving it away in 2013…the BVI went from having its own superintendent of prison in the 80’s and now 2013 we under some UK-man…..BVI went from its own native commissioner (s)of police but now 2013 another white has taken over as head of police…..this must be a bad-dream!!!!…..i know as a little boy road town was filled with BVI-shops; I know as a child the boaters were the BV Islander( I am mindful change is a must BUT our leaders have sold us out and will continue to sell us out just for money “to balance the treasury books”….what a shame)
  • Red faced (29/10/2013, 11:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    MVW is too embarrassed to announce this himself....
  • In the meantime (29/10/2013, 11:31) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Educated locals trying to come home and getting the run around. This place run by a set of "We don't care for our own people" In every area of Government the locals keeping down and out their own as they see them as a threat. What a bunch of idiots.......sad time for Virgin Islanders.........really sad!
  • wow (29/10/2013, 12:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    These two rats paid to watch over cheese!! Disgraceful!! They don't deserve NADA!!!
  • Politics (29/10/2013, 12:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

    Stop using my name to talk nonsense. You all know full well that regardless of what the Premier or Minister says the last say for these decisions lies with the Governor. H****r is the one that frig Charles from the time he was the Deputy with all the bad things he told the ministry and Governor. There's nothing Myron could have done in this case. Matter of fact is that 3 other locals were put up for Superintendent and were knocked down by the Governor. The sad thing is that you all know better but have no problem spewing lies all over. Myron has done some sh!t since he's in power so if you want to bash the man bash him truthfully but don't make up sh!t just to sound good and saying it over and over. These same 'island' men were senior officers when VIP was in there. Holder, who is from Barbados was head of prison under VIP. McMaster before him where is he from? Same thing. Isn't it under VIP that Kenton Callwood, our indigenous as you all over to say, was removed from Prison? Stop the foolishness man the internet is here and we can access all information we need so no need for blatant lies. Myron cannot appoint these officers and you know it.

  • Release (29/10/2013, 12:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    NOthing positive is happening under the NDP administration
  • Tim (29/10/2013, 13:10) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    come back home, why the left in the first palce, they should have been here, oh they ran to the usa, where else, now they come back and beleive that all the big post should be their, so tell me this, when they was away, who was getting their hands soil, the island man, whowas working hard rain or sun, the island man, so tell me, who suppose to be promoted, the island man, (tek that), customs and immigration next, well the police is under egland from day 1 so they couldnt even think about touching the cops, the bottom line is you all cant be trusted so you all need to be micro managed and thats simple it, live with it, hate or love it thats what it is, me luv d uk bad.
  • To Tim (29/10/2013, 14:19) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The same reason you left your country....but the only difference is you don't want to go back that!
  • ove & out (29/10/2013, 15:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    foot in forbes NDP needs to be out VIP and PEP in
  • Analyze That (29/10/2013, 22:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those of you who dissing the ISLANDERS go in the prison with a critical and objective EYE and look for yourselves and do a comparative analysis with LOCALS v ISLANDERS and report back. In your research answer the following questions;
    1) who reporting later for work? Islanders Locals?
    2) who absenting themselves from duty for days without just reasons because they were corrected?
    3) who borrowing prisoners money?
    4) who taking rum into the prison and other contribands and illegal substance and cell phones?
    5) who having relations with male prisoners? Islanders or locals?
    6) who cleans up the MESS repeatedly caused by the Locals year in and year out for decays?
  • Perci (30/10/2013, 19:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes I blood it's good to see you ontop a things keep up the good work don't mind the haters

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