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Guy M. Hill tipped for Superintendent of Prisons post

- to replace St Lucia national Verne A.G. Garde
Sources within the Governor’s Office have informed our newsroom that former Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Mr Guy M. Hill has been tipped for the post of Superintendent of Prisons in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
The outgoing Superintendent of Prisons is St Lucia national Mr Verne A.G. Garde. Photo: HoA/File
The outgoing Superintendent of Prisons is St Lucia national Mr Verne A.G. Garde. Photo: HoA/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sources within the Governor’s Office have informed our newsroom that former Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Mr Guy M. Hill has been tipped to replace St Lucia national Mr Verne A.G. Garde as the Superintendent of Prisons in the Virgin Islands.

Indigenous Virgin Islander Mr Hill, who was repeatedly snubbed by the now-ousted National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for the post of Chief Immigration Officer, has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in sociology.

Hill is a highly qualified local

Additionally, Mr Hill received extensive training locally, regionally and internationally in numerous law enforcement disciplines including human rights protection, border patrol administration and management, financial investigation, surveillance operations, criminal and conspiracy investigations, passenger analysis Immigration and Naturalisation Service Criminal Investigation, Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States regional investigation, interview and interrogation, supervisory management and courtroom testimony.

He is also fluent in several languages including Spanish.

Efforts to get a comment from both Mr Hill and the Minister that shares responsibility with the Governor’s Office for Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), were futile up to time of publication.

Locals were snubbed under NDP Gov’t

The outgoing Superintendent of Prisons, Mr Garde, was reportedly handpicked by controversial former Minister for Education Myron V. Walwyn, who missed a grand opportunity to return the post to a qualified local following the exit of UK national David Foot.

The appointment of the St Lucia national, Mr Garde, was met with disappointment by persons who did not appreciate Mr Walwyn overlooking qualified locals for an expatriate.

The incumbent Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government has demonstrated a contrasting policy to Mr Walwyn and the former NDP government when it comes to filling important posts in the territory, with Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) pushing to fill those posts with qualified locals.

The Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions, for example, are locals appointed under the VIP Government.

46 Responses to “Guy M. Hill tipped for Superintendent of Prisons post”

  • My girl (30/05/2021, 10:43) Like (18) Dislike (19) Reply
    that is why I saying with the VIP as bad as they are!
  • yes sah (30/05/2021, 10:53) Like (51) Dislike (5) Reply
    I was hoping for Chief of Police but I can settle for the Prison, you want integrity now you will get it,!
  • Konocky (30/05/2021, 11:07) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good vibes Unc.
    • Yep (30/05/2021, 13:29) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      He need to clean up there with certain people sleeping with the other female stuff.
      • Me (30/05/2021, 16:05) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
        So damn true
        and he need to stop SMILE WITH THEM TOOOO.
        pease and blessings my friend. congrats.
  • Cyclops (30/05/2021, 11:11) Like (45) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep the "Polytricks' out of it. Give the man a fair chance. There are enough irregularities at the prison that he will need to contend with. Think of this as a proper civil service appointment. Good luck Mr. Hill, stay focus.
  • Nikki (30/05/2021, 11:13) Like (43) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guy is the guy for the job!
  • Reader (30/05/2021, 11:14) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations Mr. Hill. May the Good Lord lead you in this new role. To Him be All the Praise.
    • Much Respect to a good Man... (30/05/2021, 11:43) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      Get some new trusted, honest, want to work officers, retire half of those crooks up there, take my advice, or be sorry.. .Straight..
      • Latest News - One dead at Prison (31/05/2021, 05:33) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ Much respect to a good man....You gave the warning, the Advice...U saw the future...Thk U...
  • TORTOLIAN (30/05/2021, 11:16) Like (3) Dislike (59) Reply
    • Rudolph (30/05/2021, 12:03) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
      Just so we can see the larger picture, would you be open enough to tell us why this appointment is a joke please.
    • @ TORTOLIAN (30/05/2021, 12:56) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
      you rather the former commissioner of police or another work permit holder for the post.....
  • This a good One. (30/05/2021, 11:28) Like (48) Dislike (0) Reply
    Humble, serious, knowledgable, speaks many languages. . A good guy, a very great choice.... Congrats Mr. Hill.
    • 2 CENT (31/05/2021, 10:01) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      This man needs to be top of immigration, customs or police I think the prison will not see his full potential but congrats anyway on a move forward !!
  • Historian (30/05/2021, 11:34) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ok VIP, do not go hogging all the praise for this. I remember back when there was this pro and con about his appointment as Chief Immigration Officer it was suggested by a blogger and embraced by many others that his qualifications would make him a good fit for Superintendent of Prison. So in fact he was recommended by the citizenry of the BVI.
  • Best pick (30/05/2021, 12:02) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great news. He was fair but firm in immigration. A very humple guy
    I worked with him on many occasions when we had VIP’s visiting our government. He was always very professional. Congrats and good luck Mr Hill
  • ReX FeRal (30/05/2021, 12:19) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    One thing I know bout this man I know from child hood. He is a very fair and straight forward individual. All the best.
  • I am for Justice (30/05/2021, 12:38) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    The prison system needed a long overhauling and restructuring of the management, line management, recruitment, including eventual positive programs and rehabilitation and educational training courses for both inmates and officers. A big Congratulations goes out to the incoming Chief. He is a true VIslander and a University of Texas Alumini.
  • Yes I (30/05/2021, 12:44) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
    Now that we hav ball head out please keep him out let try and
    keep Adrew there 4 a very long time seem like he is 4 his people
  • Jasper (30/05/2021, 13:24) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    I congratulate Guy, that prison uniform needs to go. All the best new Boss.
  • great (30/05/2021, 13:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is arsum news I was saying immigration but so far so good cangrats
  • lol (30/05/2021, 14:41) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hardly a prison. Have any of you seen those pics circulating on social media... if that is what prison is like in the BVI then I have no problem commiting a crime. That looks wayyyy more fun than out here .
  • Vip deserved 2nd term (30/05/2021, 14:44) Like (9) Dislike (27) Reply
    Its been along time coming
    Cant keep a good man down!
    Congratulation sir Hill
    Best news ever
  • Virginislander (30/05/2021, 15:07) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Funny man talking about lies where is the lies you are just upset because the government my government is doing what is right and best for our country..... you like to and have always put in pets that you an controls I remember when you said they are no smart public servant with your funny fresh self get out of here we don’t want you in our government
    • Feel n Sad (30/05/2021, 15:18) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
      Mr. Hill was, or should be , or I wish he is our next minister of Immigration and labour, He will definitely win if he Runs.. #4 or atlarge..
  • Bvi lander (30/05/2021, 15:16) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do your best with God’s help. Be brave
  • Wonderful (30/05/2021, 16:00) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    find a few minutes; no alcohol, no weed just a small bottle of warm water and simply reflect from 2011 to 2019 how N.D.P changed the B.V.I almost every substantial post in the BVI was given to non bvi person
  • Shawshank Redemption (30/05/2021, 17:13) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best on this new role Guy. I wish you all the best on this uphill battle. Some of the same people congratulating you will run to their politician when you try to enforce rules at that free for all we call a prison.
  • CUZ in Florida (30/05/2021, 18:19) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Dancing in the sunshine (30/05/2021, 21:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to Mr. Hill and I know he will do a good job once he is selected for the post. Well done Hon. Premier. Show the British that we can take care of ourselves. Next we need a local for the Commissioner of police post.
  • de silent one (31/05/2021, 06:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent choice for the job, hope that he gets the support of the Government to do what needs to be done in bringing back some sense of professionalism.
  • Come Inside (31/05/2021, 07:01) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    It's not who u put but it's the system. If it's set with the proper things in place at the prison then it shouldn't matter who's run n it.
    Right now we run n it & that's how it will remain. We got everything on the inside & the outside. Fall in place Hill we no ur back ground & where u live.
    • Norris Turnbull (02/06/2021, 06:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Come Inside....Is this the best if people like you? Just about every blogger giving their kudos to this brother of the soil. Why are you making threats to Mr.Hill?
  • TruthbTold (31/05/2021, 08:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrtulations Mr. Hill. After reading the comments the expectations are high. To be fair to you. They expect you to fix a system that has been broken for so many years. The previous govvernment have placed outsiders in key positions that made things that was bad worse and now expectations on their own to fix. Maintain your integrity Mr Hill. You know govt place people in position BUT dont allow them o do thier job. Prayers foe you.
  • SB (31/05/2021, 09:10) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Uncle. Bless
  • mildred (31/05/2021, 14:20) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats to you mr hill .i feel so happy god dont sleep.
  • Nadia (31/05/2021, 15:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Uncle Guy!
  • Hmmmm (31/05/2021, 19:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who God blesses no man can curse. Feeling proud. Congrats sir!!
  • woow (01/06/2021, 02:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is one of the best move for the year
  • Comment (01/06/2021, 09:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Cuz! May God keep you safe!
  • Marie Antoinette (01/06/2021, 14:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gosh he's one handsome man.
  • ReX FeRal (02/06/2021, 06:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Indigenous Virgin Islander Mr Hill, who was repeatedly snubbed by the now-ousted National Democratic Party (NDP) Government for the post of Chief Immigration Officer,.


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