Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

Jamaican prison cook arrested in Police sting operation

-Man identified as Rexford Thomas was reportedly taking drugs to Her Majesty’s Prison
The Man, identified as Rexford Thomas was reportedly taking drugs to Her Majesty’s Prison. Photo: Team of Reporters
On his way to the Balsam Ghut facility, both Police and Prison Officers stopped Mr Thomas very close to the compound, did a search and allegedly found the controlled substance in his procession. Photo: VINO/File
On his way to the Balsam Ghut facility, both Police and Prison Officers stopped Mr Thomas very close to the compound, did a search and allegedly found the controlled substance in his procession. Photo: VINO/File
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from senior law enforcement officials, is that a cook who works at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut on the main Island of Tortola, has been arrested by Police in a sting operation.

The incident took place yesterday, Saturday, December 15, 2018, close to the prison compound, when both Police and prison officials were tipped off that the man identified as Rexford Thomas—a Jamaican National—was given a bag which allegedly contained drugs to be given to a prisoner.

Someone rat on Thomas

On his way to the Balsam Ghut facility, both Police and Prison Officers stopped Mr Thomas very close to the compound, did a search and allegedly found the controlled substance in his procession.

Mr Thomas, also a former Royal Virgin Islands Police Force employee was later arrested and charged, but granted bail. The Sea Cow’s Bay resident is expected to appear before a Magistrate on January 25, 2019—according to the same senior sources—to answer to the charge of possession of drugs.

Police Investigators are tight-lipped on the name of the Prisoner(s) to whom the drugs were allegedly going to, or if Mr Thomas had done this before. 

25 Responses to “Jamaican prison cook arrested in Police sting operation”

  • dissapointed (16/12/2018, 09:05) Like (20) Dislike (11) Reply
    Thomas I know u for years from Mid Town restaurant. A good cook. You disappoint me. Sad, sad, sad!
    • OZYMANDIAS (16/12/2018, 09:30) Like (6) Dislike (46) Reply

      So when he is a low wage cook at restaurant cause we know how locals do expats.. you love him bad. Man just trying to elevate self keep prisoners calm from rioting and you disappointed? 

      • HMMM (17/12/2018, 09:22) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
        If he was in Jamaica the he would make USD$1.75 per hour. In the BVI he makes no less than $6.00 per hour USD; he could be making more since he has been working there for sometime now. Stop calling down the BVI, if you don't like it please LEAVE. This country has been very good to many persons not from here.

        "The minimum wage in Jamaica is now $7000 JMD for a 40-hour work week as of August 1, 2018. Under the law, all persons employed in Jamaica should not be paid less than the amount stipulated as minimum wage which is JMD$175 per hour or USD$1.34 per hour."
        What is the Minimum Wage in Jamaica? – Epic Jamaica
        • Ha Rules (20/12/2018, 00:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          You are such a fool making $6 per hour which is $48 a day rent is over $700 light bills grocery water bill have kids going to school how can that work out for $6 per hour you a##
  • west (16/12/2018, 09:25) Like (10) Dislike (29) Reply

    Why vino discriminating. Where do you see a BVI National in the headline when we **** up. 

    • Your point is (16/12/2018, 10:49) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
      Yes they do. The headline to capture the story -Former headline East End man charged
      • Zone 6 (16/12/2018, 15:19) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
        Keep off east end boss. Wha happen to west drug man them. Then the original dope man. Partna helping the inmates. Respect.
    • wize up (16/12/2018, 10:52) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ west end: negro please!!! This man is place in a position of trust and have violated such trust: a lot of them in trusted positions in this country are major violators)the motive behind such violation is the United States Dollar)....VINO is operated by local management(what discriminations you up in here dealing with)....3 police(all now no update on that matter) enforcement is a very serious thing; mistrust or misconduct can cause other colleagues to get harmed( unless it’s some form of conspiracy; birds of a feather)...the whole place just full of mistrust these days(the politicians and law enforcement).....get vex !!!!
    • @west (16/12/2018, 11:54) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Every news site including other countries if you follow international news identify the nationality of the individual even if it is a local. VINO also identifies locals as well.
  • wize up (16/12/2018, 10:07) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    how long he been doing it might be a question: shameful but good work by law enforcement...
  • HMP (16/12/2018, 10:20) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    lawdy yardie you was sacrificing your job from the get go
  • The TRUTH (16/12/2018, 13:00) Like (12) Dislike (24) Reply

    Any body that name WISE UP this reply is for u no body is perfect u piece of **** u are acting like u people do the rite thing always IF ITS NOT THE COCAINE SOME A YOU NO DRIVE A NICE CAR. DONT TALK ABOUT TRUST LOOK HOW MANY LOCALS THEM CATCH WITH DRUGS A MONEY THEM DO IT FOR JUST THE SAME U PIECE OF **** I CAN BET U IS A LOCAL ALL ACT LIKE YOU ARE PERFECT

  • repeat (16/12/2018, 14:07) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    That’s not surprising in the HM hotel prisoners have access to a lot of stuff including cell phones, weapons and drugs.
  • Local (16/12/2018, 14:16) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    he will just continue to cook.
  • John Wick (16/12/2018, 18:18) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    rat on him how though???? from he calling the individuals name and who he carrying whatever for he is the rat....yardie said he was the man for clearly said on the way to the prison nobody received anything from who rat on yardie....his own actions check your rearview next time.

  • Jamdown (16/12/2018, 22:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @john wick,you sure sound like you know yardie probably it was for you.....cause he call names,police for sure ain going say who....all he did was sink his ship even more.....never call names rexford thomas thats what the cops always want,all you did was make yourself more guilty.....
    • wize up (17/12/2018, 06:31) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ jamdown: one thing for sure big man mess up the inmates holiday gathering and totally humbug the 2019 rickstart(big man kill the joy in the camp): one thing for sure these modern day bad-man/boys and product movers; once babylon grab them(they sing like birds)....set of jive turkies because them gone jail and the hole operation shut down....(shut mouth catch no fly...silence is golden)
  • Homer T (17/12/2018, 00:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • bad (17/12/2018, 05:14) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Liat 521 (17/12/2018, 07:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just deport he rass
  • jam rock (17/12/2018, 09:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    he was delivering to his fellow yardies
  • Ms wize (17/12/2018, 10:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Man you bring reproach on your church. Guess you will be with your church brother up there. You know its wrong why did you do it? . I'm so disappointed
  • It’s about time (18/12/2018, 22:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You keep throwing your bucket in the well, you didn’t realized that one day the bottom was going to drop out? Word around is, he’s been doing this a long time & they’ve been watching him for a while.
    Christian what? There’s a number of people that are Church followers & not Christians.
    I pray whoever the Magistrate is dealing with this guy’s case will set an example out of this guy & give him a custodial sentence.
    Catch the others that do it too & give them all custodial sentences. Let them see what it feels like behind those locked doors.

Create a comment

Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.