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Local Guy M. Hill Out! UK National Jay Kendall In! as new HMP Boss

Local Mr Guy M. Hill, left, is being replaced as Superintendent of Prisons by UK national Mr Jay Kendall, right, who is leaving the Prison Service in St Helena Island. Photo: GIS/LinkedIn
The current Acting Deputy Superintendent of HM Prisons is also another British national, Mr John Wilcox, right. Photo: GIS/File
The current Acting Deputy Superintendent of HM Prisons is also another British national, Mr John Wilcox, right. Photo: GIS/File
From left: Immediate past Commissioner of Police Michael M. Matthews and current Commissioner Mark Collins. Both are UK nations. The issue of a local Commissioner of Police remains a topical issue, with many qualified locals in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and in the region. Photo: VINO/GIS/File
From left: Immediate past Commissioner of Police Michael M. Matthews and current Commissioner Mark Collins. Both are UK nations. The issue of a local Commissioner of Police remains a topical issue, with many qualified locals in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and in the region. Photo: VINO/GIS/File
BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI- As Virgin Islanders continue to be displaced in their homeland, yet another qualified local is left without employment. This time it is former Superintendent of His Majesty’s Prisons Guy M. Hill, an indigenous Virgin Islander.

Mr Hill will be replaced come October 2023 by UK national Mr Jay Kendall who is leaving the Prison Service in St Helena Island.

This decision was signed off on by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, a British-appointed Foreign Service Officer with the rank of an unelected Governor.

It is unclear why Mr Hill's tenure was not extended or renewed. The current Ag. Deputy Superintendent of HM Prisons is also another British national, Mr John Wilcox.

Our news centre asked Mr Hill if he had expressed an interest in continuing in the post; however, he only responded: “I left the Prison Service since September 2nd. I do not know if a new Superintendent was appointed.”

Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who shares the responsibility for the prison with the Governor, confirmed that a new Superintendent has been appointed but has not taken up duty as yet.

Hon Wheatley was asked if he is aware locals had applied for the position. “For what I have heard, yes locals did apply. That appointment is handled by the PSC, I play no role in the process and so have limited info on it,” Hon Wheatley responded.

UK eyeing top positions in VI?  

Many in the progressive community have claimed that the British are eyeing key positions to be filled by UK nationals in the Territory, such as Comptroller of Customs, Chief Immigration Officer, Director of Public Prosecutions and replacing the current police commissioner Mark Collins with another UK national; however, they have not brought forward evidence to support these claims.

The issue of a local Commissioner of Police remains a topical issue, with many qualified locals in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and in the region. However, the UK has continued to bring in UK police officers, even as there are claims of police harassment, victimisation, targeted arrest, witch hunt and racism from UK police officers.

Crime under UK Police Commissioners for the past 10 years has skyrocketed in the tiny British Overseas Territory of just under 35,000 residents, despite the taxpayers pouring in over $10M in financial support during the same time period.

93 Responses to “Local Guy M. Hill Out! UK National Jay Kendall In! as new HMP Boss”

  • That's wha all ayo like (15/09/2023, 11:40) Like (9) Dislike (39) Reply
    All ayo hate locals
    • Last Action Hero (15/09/2023, 12:40) Like (6) Dislike (17) Reply
      Subject: Addressing Injustice and Inequality


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      • @LAH (16/09/2023, 10:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @LAH, ditto. The post speaks loudly what is lacking in the community.
    • facebook (15/09/2023, 15:06) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
      New boss, it got man who suppose to be in prison posting thing on social media every day.
    • @That’s Wha… (16/09/2023, 22:35) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      They are hiring whites for all these posts. Tired of all the talk. It’s time for protecting!!!!! They need to go!
  • Same Bull (15/09/2023, 11:41) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    • @Same Bull (15/09/2023, 12:29) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
      Well said but we must take keen attention to these moves as they are not at random.
  • Stop the Divisiveness (15/09/2023, 11:47) Like (114) Dislike (9) Reply
    You all need to stop with the headline. Guy Hill was on contract. Initially he was never recommended by his PS to be considered for an extension of his contract, or to be interviewed for the position. He was asked to hold on for a few months which he did, knowing that he was NOT guaranteed any contract extension. At the end of the day, not because you are local makes you fit and proper or more deserving for a post. We are at a critical point in this territory ,and this divisive UK versus BVI narrative/agenda which is being pushed is not helping us out of the abyss. Yes the UK has some blame, but we cannot diminish how we BVIslanders have helped put ourselves in this less than desirable position. We have ourselves to thank and if you listen to HOA we seem to not learn anything.
    • @ stop the divisiveness (15/09/2023, 12:21) Like (10) Dislike (28) Reply
      But two locals applied so hush uncle Tomy
    • @Stop the Divisiveness (15/09/2023, 12:44) Like (12) Dislike (22) Reply
      We are not fools nor are we dividing nor will we be brainwashed as even a fool can see what is really taking place and who is helping them.
    • Blind Man (15/09/2023, 13:25) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
      Well I hope this one is nothing like Mr Foot the last UK appointed one, Foot was the worst on his watch there way whole cut in fence and cell bars in Jose and lishawn cell when at night other prisoner like the st Kitts boy that killed the Spanish man during Irma prison breach. In late 2016 shortly after Jeff was released they cut the bars left the prison at night after the skinny girl setup Jeff to be at the club and the st Kitts boy came out and killed him. If foot had did his job Lishawn would be alive today because he would have gotten 10 yr or more for the cell bars and fence cut out person saw them in the club and cane garden bay. If is wasn't for the lady guard that was on vacation and spotted a prison on the road that was to be inside that came in from her vacation and executed the lockdown and search the outside perimeter of the cells and fence and found it out Foot never notified the police because he was on his last month embarrassed. Edo got it just what he had done to Jeff the world is round.
      • @Blind Man (19/09/2023, 08:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Some of what you type may well be on point, however you are missing the larger picture here which is that the RVIPF and the prison services are not fit for purpose due to two primary reasons: 1) local officers do not conduct themselves as police officers and are too friendly with the criminal elements on island. Some are family members, so that's a problem there. 2) the remaining officers mostly come from 'down island' and neither have the desire or the incentive to solve any crime. Those that do are hindered by point number 1.

        UK officers that are brought here to fix the problems have their hands tied from the moment they arrive. How are they supposed to sort out the mess when senior officers are in league with criminal elements?
    • thank you (15/09/2023, 15:13) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Well said .
    • Mary (15/09/2023, 19:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Well written and to the point..
  • UK (15/09/2023, 11:48) Like (33) Dislike (15) Reply
    Makes a lot of sense, now get rid of all the incompetent senior officers in the RVIPF who cannot even run a boy scout, replace them all with uk officers in order to save the RVIPF.
    • @UK (15/09/2023, 12:14) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
      You speak of Britan & all officials from the UK as a god. You speak of them as if they are sin free. You speak of them as if they are crime free. You speak of them as if they are corruption free. You speak of them as if they they solely determine others destiny as well as theirs. This is where you are making a mistake. This is where Britan is making a mistake. Time will heal all wounds. Jehovah always have the final say.
    • Roadster (15/09/2023, 19:16) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      We need one for Director of Public Works too. For months I have been avoiding a pothole in the middle of the road on Brandywine Bay Hill. Almost hit the guard rails on a few occasions. This is either incompetence or willfulness.

      On Sophie Hill, they put one lump of concrete but left all the dented guard rails and leaning supports just as they were. Set ah jokers.
  • Bvi wake up (15/09/2023, 11:59) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
    It isn't that the person from the UK will be any better but they will hide all their mistakes so most will never know. This is about a take over. The last UK Head of Prison in the BVI was a disaster but they ease him out and hid his many failures. Here we go again.
  • Clearly (15/09/2023, 12:00) Like (21) Dislike (33) Reply
    Most of us are now 100% clear this Governor and his UK bosses do not hold any local or Caribbean people of any high regard or of no regard at all. Once you are white you are right & once it is UK then it is OK.
    • WO (15/09/2023, 13:07) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      You so racist and ignorant,just move on about your color blokage.
      That,s why war existe because of guy like you stock up in the past
    • Winky (15/09/2023, 19:31) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      No , it is not about being white. UK has always had the mentality that they rule. Their attitude is towards the whole world. Btw....I am white.
  • As usual (15/09/2023, 12:04) Like (20) Dislike (11) Reply
    Even if this job was advertised the Governor would have ensured the qualifications and requirements would have been pitched in a way to seem transparent but knowing full well it is aimed at eliminating anyone from the Caribbean getting the job because they need someone of like mine in order to achieve their wicked intentions. This is what they are doing lately with the position of Commissioner of Police and other senior public service jobs. Our government better start to defend their people.
  • asura (15/09/2023, 12:08) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    the UK has taken over and we not even awear
  • Shameful (15/09/2023, 12:09) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    There are so many qualified Caribbean people and local people who could have got this job. So many good retired police officers of high ranks are available. This is another phase of the take over plan. The Governor has absolutely no confidence nor respect for us as Caribbean people. His true colors are showing more and more but we should expect no different from colonizers.
    • B (15/09/2023, 12:54) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
      Even if the person who got the job was from a different Caribbean island we still would have had the same complaints.
  • Shameful (15/09/2023, 12:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    There are so many qualified Caribbean people and local people who could have got this job. So many good retired police officers of high ranks are available. This is another phase of the take over plan. The Governor has absolutely no confidence nor respect for us as Caribbean people. His true colors are showing more and more but we should expect no different from colonizers.
  • The obvious (15/09/2023, 12:22) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    While we are busy fighting each other the UK is moving ahead with their high handed take over plan aided by a few senior local bad minded PS & senior public officers who are trying to play up to the Governor at the expense of their people and country by always degraded their own for UK people. What they don't realize is the Governor start with the positions of influence so he can further oppress BVI people through putting UK people in psoitions like the Commissioner of Police, Head of Prison, Deputy Head of prison, and a few others. Now he will be trying to do the same with the PS positions, then Deputy, Head of Customs, Head of Immigration and so on. As a people we are sleeping in the middle of a bloodless takeover.
  • (15/09/2023, 12:22) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    But when funny man brought in a st Lucian ayo kick up so shut up
  • Look & See (15/09/2023, 12:24) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    All of a sudden now since the UK get some more of what they want by putting their people in more key positions you will see the Governor getting resources and funding for the prison like never before and give lame excuses why he couldn't get it done before. The slavery mill is grinding slow but grinding still.
  • Modern partnership? Where? (15/09/2023, 12:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let us see if this UK man and his deputy will register their interest in the BVI as the law stipulates because the new register of interest act makes it mandatory for all elected and public officials to register their interest and make them public knowledge. However, the Governor and all his UK staff working locally in the BVI with him or under his responsibility have insisted they be exempted from doing the same stating they already registered their interest in the UK yet all not from BVI working for or with Government other than UK residents must register their interest. It is these kinds of high handedness that bothers people about the actions of the Governor and UK while trying to portray that their goal is fairness and balance when in fact it is about dominance and control. We must fight these things and speak out against them.
  • Nothing new (15/09/2023, 12:28) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    All the UK has been interested in for the past 70yrs to date is how to put the locals OT Caribbean people in the jail and keep them there. Notice all they build are prisons. My heart pains for my BVI because they have us in a trance.
  • Caribbean man (15/09/2023, 12:43) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    How did they put our foreparents in slavery? Made them distrust each other through lies and deception. Made them feel they are corrupt and cannot take care of themselves. Whip them and chain them if they did not go along with their plans. Kept them from any form of education. Build dungeons & prisons rather than schools. Get some of our own to work with them to capture the majority to put them under their rule & reward them by making them a house slave. Made themselves the judge & jury and made us dell they were our only hope for a bright future. Made The list is long. For those who are playing naive to think they have change well guess again. All they have done is modernized their approach but with the same principle and negative mindset towards Caribbean people. Sad to say, it will never change unless we come together and fight for our freedom.
  • Stopped (15/09/2023, 12:43) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    As far as it goes no matter what you say or do the prison not getting no better the prisoners doing them thing still to many cell phones th we m have to contact family members friends and them personal of business
    Them need a complete shake down about 0500hrs a morning change up every body cell and space clean out all unwanted personal stuff and all that has been sentence given bright colors cover rolls and in doing so bring inthe UK guards to hold on and send all the local prison guards on two to three weeks leave for that time giving them time to clean up the prison
    Then before gaining back your job ALL MUST go through a lie detection test and if successful will wk along the uk in proper correctional techniques and handling of a prison
  • crying (15/09/2023, 13:10) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    The Brits Officials trying to hide their racism but it exist. As long as they are in charge then all is well. I wish BVI PEOPLE WILL RISE UP!
    • @crying (15/09/2023, 15:24) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
      Honestly it’s people like you that are the real racist. A black man heads the prison it’s failing you guys say nothing a white man comes along and everyone’s mouth is open even though we haven’t given this individual a chance to prove himself. You guys look at skin color and never try to view a person beyond that. that’s the real issue and that’s the real racism.
  • Yes (15/09/2023, 13:13) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Please take over and clean ip
  • Politics (15/09/2023, 13:14) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    The UK is dividing us so they can rule by using some of our people. This type of behavior is oppressive as well is An Order in Council to suspend a constitution in the 21st century is wrong as it is oppressive and supports slavery. No one set of people should use this to take over the judiciary and country to run it how they alone see it. This is a slap in the face of democracy.
  • UK Observer (15/09/2023, 13:18) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    I was never in BVI but I am am applaud at this move among others no matter how it came about. In the UK the prisons are a mess with corruption everywhere. Just goggle and all of you will see. Why are my fellow UK people doing what they are doing to the BVI and all OTs knowing full well here back home crime is at an all time high so is drugs and other things like a sluggish economy. When you speak out against them they find a way to shut you up. OTs need to come together to find a way out from the UK.
  • One solution (15/09/2023, 13:20) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is going to take a revolution to bring the needed resolution.
  • Sambo (15/09/2023, 13:22) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    The BVI should be progressing towards a full measure of self-governance but it is regressing not progressing. Silence is complicit and the BVI people is complicit in locals in the territory being canned for white expats..The Governor is exercising his unilateral power to control specific critical functions in the territory, ie, RVIPF, HMP, judiciary, influence on the NSC. The sight challenge can clearly see the plan of action but Virgin Islanders seems to be blind to what is happening. The local government is a paper, toothless, lion. Question who makes up the membership of the National Security Council(NSC)? In the 1800s, the planter class/colonialists bolted from territory, remarking supposedly that it was only useful as a bird sanctuary. Well, it pulled itself up by its bootstrap, progressing to having one of the highest standards of living, quality of life and per capita income in the Anglo Caribbean region. And the Brits are back; gentrification is flourishing. The UK-appointed Governerships in the OTs are pulling the unilateral power levers to create employment for White fellow Brits in the OTs. They are moving from one OT to another. For example, Governor John Rankin came to the BVI from Bermuda, and Mr. Jay Kendall is coming to the BVI from St. Helena, another British OT. Where is Mark Collins headed to next after his extension in the BVI? The OTs are employment havens for White Brits at the expense of locals. Who to blame?

    The blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the local government, and the silence and complicity of the local people. The local people value white expats over local people. What is happening in the BVI with locals being treated as second class citizens in their own territory is a clear, living, example of what happens when a community, a people, is divided and not united. Unity is strength but disunity prevails in the BVI. The BVI people altruism it seems is to put the interest of outsiders, particularly white expats , over locals. They seemed to have drunk too much of the divide and conquer cool aid; the cool aid and conditioning have done its job. The people of the BVI are afflicted with the Stockholm syndrome; Willie Lynchism has taken deep roots. Nevertheless, the Sambos are celebrating. Our forebears were slaves and at the current rate their descendants will be slaves again. They must twisting and turning in disgust with the complicity, complacency, lack of fight, sacrifice, pride, courage; costly comfort level, etc. The whole thing is sickening and seems like a lost cause. Embarrassing, shameful, depressing, etc so I’m out.
    • Stealth (16/09/2023, 10:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Sambo, speaking powerful truths. But will not garner too much interest, for truths are painful and hurts. It requires us to get out our comfort zones and face the realities of situations. We have gotten lazy, lethargic, take tings for granted and on face value. . Most of us don’t give a damn about the country as long as iour cup is full and runneth over. But Harry say you will hear. We cannot wait for the dam to bust to start thinking about preventative measures. That is reactive, not proactive. Let’s keep feeding and appeasing the crocodiles and see who survives. Former UK statesman and PM Sir Winston Churchill defines an appeaser as one who feeds crocodiles hoping that he would be eaten last. Again Harry say you would hear. The colonialists are targeting key and influential positions in BVI,ie, police, customs, HMP, civil service, finance, Judiciary , immigration, etc. with control of these key positions, they have an anaconda effect on the BVI and its , dictating what, how, when, where, why etc things happen. The Brits sense disunity in the population and is pouncing like an enraged rattler, attacking and taking advantage of the the opportunity to take hold and take charge. A colonialist and colonialism is like a leopard and it’s spots. You may think I’m blowing smoke up your a$$, crying wolf, claiming the sky is falling, etc, but continue. Harry say you will hear. True Virgin Islanders know what this means. Put things on autopilot and sit back, falsely believing that things will solve themselves and colonialists will give a damn about interest rather than their self-interest. That is not how colonialists roll. Your dream will soon turn into a nightmare. Apartheid in South Africa, Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. I’m out.
      • You again! (20/09/2023, 21:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Seek help man. It’s obvious that your replying to your own comment!
  • Me (15/09/2023, 13:22) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is this governor filling all the top positions with UK Nationals? Is this the beginning of a take over by him?
  • WHY? (15/09/2023, 13:23) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why are we allowing history to repeat itself? You mean only each other we are programme to fight? It is so clear what is happening.
  • Eyeing? (15/09/2023, 13:25) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    Apartheid didn’t just happen…white South Africans chipped away in a country using this same method. Can a black qualified man go to the UK and get even a management position in a prison? NO. So why the PSC PUTTING out our own people for the white man. The UK can’t access ownership of the BVI, through the COI so they using another strategy. I have no idea who the Premier is, none, I don’t even think there is one.
    • @Eyeing (15/09/2023, 15:11) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
      Great to see that you have sat down and researched all UK prisons for you to come to such a conclusion that a black man has never had a management position in one.
      Black qualified men have conquered many management positions all across the UK. If you have never been there lived there please don’t come online talking just to talk.
  • Keep our eyes out (15/09/2023, 13:25) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    If you all do not know then now you know the coloninizers are deadly when it comes to witchcraft especially over countries they want to take over. Where are the true Pastors? Stop thinking it is Caribbean & local people is where the real spiritual was is at. God help us.
  • Why complain? (15/09/2023, 13:30) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    He got paid to do nothing(not ah thing) nothing I say.
  • Public Officer (15/09/2023, 13:31) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Most of the season BVI permanent secretary already selling out the BVI to the Governor and UK hoping for rewards not in the best interest of the present & future generations.
  • Well Sah (15/09/2023, 14:18) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The population of St. Helena is about 4,450 with an average annual salary of US$10,000. UK national Mr Jay Kendall only took up his post in St. Helena in Oct 2021 and is now coming to BVI Oct 2023. Very interesting.
  • Guy Hill. Guy Hill. (15/09/2023, 14:21) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    You were so disappointing. U did nothing...I had so much fate and confidence in you...99% of your staff talk bad about you Glad to see you gone. Can't be good for you going forward....
  • WeeyePee (15/09/2023, 14:30) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Another Virgin Islander forced out under the wicked hand of the VIP. Always continue to do your very best Guy Hill. Be Brave..
  • AS USUAL (15/09/2023, 14:31) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
  • good news (15/09/2023, 15:40) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good now make them wear uniforms and take away the hotel like amenities.. No more social media.. They too comfortable going jail. Make it livable and humane but make them regret doing what they did to be there in the first place.
  • Mustang (15/09/2023, 15:52) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Simple question who had input in hiring COP Mark Collins, Jay Kendall, etc?? Is history repeating itself?? Blacks are viewed as weak leaders; their roles are as followers. Consequently, Blacks had to be led by whites. Whites were always the big dogs and Blacks followed like puppies..This went on for ages in the military and other entities. This practice seem to have return to the BVI. We are regressing from the tenures of Ashford Frett, Vernon Malone, Reynell Fraser, are we not? As Sambo noted, disunity put us in this backward looking position. Would former BVI leaders Hamilton Lavity Stout, Ralph Tilford O’Neil settled for what is happening today?? The BVI is a hot mess..
  • good thing (15/09/2023, 15:56) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Guy Hill mostly cared about immigration issues than what was taking place at the prison. He has been there for over 2years I heard and he has absolutely nothing for the staff or the inmates. No rehabilitation programs, no work or training for officer and prisoners alike, so now tell me how he is a qualify local. The only thing he was qualify in was holding the institution.

    I said what I said.
  • East End woman (15/09/2023, 16:00) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    It is not popular my post as I never thought I would say this but I miss fahie. I now see his worth and what he was fighting against.
    • @East End Woman (15/09/2023, 22:49) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yea he was fighting to keep them away so he could do what he doing. Use your head lol
  • BuzzBvi (15/09/2023, 16:02) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    For those that missed it at school. The VI are a territory of the UK.
  • GY (15/09/2023, 16:05) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    The question is How effective was Mr Hill? What initiatives did he put forward to deal with the many issues plaguing the prison? There are many other questions to ask but I just want to say that Guy Hill is a good man but that post did not suit his personality.
  • vi (15/09/2023, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Re-colonization ,,,,look on Youtube and see what The Africans in the country of Niger is doing to France.
  • The TRUTH (15/09/2023, 16:30) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just a relaxing paid vacation. Not gon do a damn thing.
  • hold on (15/09/2023, 16:33) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    hold on a minute

    isn't Mr. Hill a UK alot of BV Islanders are ???
    those who hold a uk passport would have to have been naturalised as a uk citizen

    VINO. why dont you say it how you mean it.

    also... I cant see how anyone from the BVI has experience i ru ning a prison...if theyve never run a prison...if someine applies for a job to be a crane operator and doesnt have any experience i operating a crane...would i be wrong in not giving him/ her a job.?

    Police dept..absolutely..there are BVIslanders who have earned their right to hold the top job and should be there. ( wonder if they are IK vino wouldnt say that.

    prison needs needs someone with experience. live with it..we cant mess about...our country is in a critical mess !!
  • TruthbTold (15/09/2023, 18:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The BVI prison is an institution known for having corrupt officers. Is it that Mr Hill didnt do the job or is it t hat his honesty was an issue and offended those that did contrary to law? Mr Hill walk with your head high. You did nothing wrong. Once again the BVI Government doing what they do best victimize their own. Sad thing for this country. However maybe..just maybe this a good thing. New UK managemwnt at the prison will weed out corrupt officers and run the priaon like a "real" prison.
  • ireland (15/09/2023, 19:45) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Slave masters still hard at work, slowly placing their white ppl in position to rule the blacks again. These white ppl should not be in no position as they all embrace the land that was stolen where their forparents murder the indians and blacks. They are illegal and wicked ppl
  • Hg (15/09/2023, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    great move.
  • best (15/09/2023, 21:59) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Thank you, Best people whoever run that prison was from the Uk
    Bring back Mr.Foot too
  • 2023 (15/09/2023, 22:04) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    long ago it was the plantation now it is the prison
  • concern (15/09/2023, 23:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well I hope with this change bring change. HMP is not a punishment it is a fancy hotel with too many privileges. How are these prisoners being reformed if they have the same luxuries as if they outside. They all need to be wearing the same identical jumpsuit and eating the meals provided by the prison not having food delivered. Let’s hit talked about cell phone privileges…. It’s time.
  • Remember the illegal act against West Bank (16/09/2023, 02:04) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mr Hill stood up for justice and the law as ranking and Collins are lawless but god knows best!!!
  • Native Tongue (16/09/2023, 04:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This will be a ten day talk. Most people blogging do not know Mr.Hill. His tenure at the prison is done. No major incidente, no deaths. Breathe in, breathe out. Move on.
  • Norris Turnbull (16/09/2023, 04:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The only person that will speak the real truth about the prison is Guy Hill.
  • .... (16/09/2023, 07:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The prison requires somebody with prison experience which Hill does not have. He has an immigration background. They're should be more training and knowledge exchange for locals to pick up the mantle
  • Why (16/09/2023, 09:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    whats up with this guy
  • lol (16/09/2023, 10:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It will be interesting to see how many court cases spring from what is happening in Miami and the various audit reports and how things pan out in the next 18 months
  • Taken over soon (16/09/2023, 11:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our don't see that the UK is slowing taking over. That Rankin sob knows what he's doing. They ain't gonna be no locals in alot of them big positions. UK will have all their peoples on tola very soon. Watch and see and our don't be shock.
  • @ norris (16/09/2023, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Guy has no truth to tell, he was just a extremely poor prison boss
    • @@Nooris (16/09/2023, 19:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @@Norris, talk is cheap and money buys land. Furthermore, HMP is a cost center, not a revenue center so the HMP is probably get the bare minimum. How much is the UK contributing? £0. Great ideas are fine but nothing happens without money..Again, HMP is a cost center and Guy probably did the best with what he had. Harry say you will hear.
  • IGNORANT (16/09/2023, 14:12) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    These People are so ignorant and shows that they know nothing about the hiring process of the Government. THE HR Department and the PSC handles such appointment. Not the Governor. It is only after approval by the PSC that it goes to the governor. Remember all the members of the PSC are locals and a local is in charge of the HR. Why are you not blaming the locals for hiring these people. The hiring process is a gamble sometimes you get people who performs and sometimes you get real time wasters. Sometime people with glowing academic achievements and years of experience and achievements cannot fit into the organization, especially in the BVI and ended up just collecting a salary and waiting for the end of contract to come. How many of these individuals you see renew their contracts. For most of them end of contract is a great emotional relief.
  • E. Leonard (16/09/2023, 17:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Telling truth to power, the VI [British] progress from 01 August 1834 Emancipation to today has been truncated and hijacked due to disunity, division, inappropriate behaviors,etc . The divide and rule conditioning engineered supposedly by Willie Lynch was effectively employed during slavery, probably prolonging slavery; it maintained slavery profitability, for instead of slaves working collectively to eradicate slavery/bondage they worked against each other for in some cases measly meritorious manumissions. The divide and rule conditioning seems to be still alive, active, and functioning. Many Virgin Islands warriors, ie, Theodolph Faulkner, Noel Lloyd among others through collective, cooperative, and collaborative effort struggled, sacrificed, agitated, protested, etc to procure some progress for the VI and its people, including limited self-governance. Nevertheless, the beneficiaries of that progress, current generations of Virgin Islanders, ie, included improved standards of living, quality of life, human development index, per capita income, etc,, have blown it up, opening, throwing the door wide open , for the colonialists to return, having bolted from the VI in the 1800s supposedly tagging it as only useful as a bird sanctuary. The improved socioeconomic conditions and comfort level, coupled with the division, and complacency of the citizenry, mistaken belief that the path forward was on easy street, blew up and turned the progress crossways. It seems not much was learnt from history and colonialism.

    Moreover, the Bible tells us in Matthew 12:25: “ Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” Additionally, there is much to learn from the Jews. In the 1500s, in Europe, the Jews, an out-group , tried to integrate into the greater European population without success.,The lesson learnt was that in order to protect the group, circling wagon was better than dividing and scattering which made them weaker and more vulnerable.This is a valuable lesson about dividing and scattering in lieu of group effort. Moreover, there is nothing mysterious about colonialism. It is an extractive institution, exploitive, exclusionary, expropriated land, labour and resources , enslaved people, supports race ordering, shatters local history, heritage, culture, etc ; breaks up and displaced families, corrupt, etc. Disappointedly, many of former colonies adopted the same corrupt institutions and practices.

    The colonialists have the unilateral power to take hold and take charge of the VI governing structure but the open secret disunity, division, silence, and complacency among the population, coupled with some inappropriate and questionable behaviors give the colonialists free and unobstructed license to move full speed ahead with greater control initiatives. In the 21st Century, all people are entitled to the blessings of liberty, freedom, democracy, and to determine what political status they desire , to elect who they want to represent them, ie, governor, legislative branch members, etc . The way forward is uniting and working collectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively. Five fingers( a fist) are more effective than individual fingers. The current generations of Virgin Islanders have a moral obligation to protect and preserve the VI for the next generations of Virgin Islanders yet unborn.

    • @ E. Leonard (16/09/2023, 19:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @E. Leonard, you weigh in late so I almost missed the blog. But you brought truth to power, telling truthful but uncomfortable truths. I especially like the focus unity, the cost of division, the Jewish example, the cause of where we are today, along with the benefits of Virgin Islanders working collectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively, shedding the crab-in-bucket syndrome. Good read. Why all you does go away and only come back to visit? Anyway, be safe, for Covid is on the rise again.
    • @E.Leonard (17/09/2023, 09:01) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @E. Leonard, notice that you did not touch the HMP warden hiring issue, going around the bush and back skirting the issue at hand. You are a real politician, saying much while at the same time saying nothing. What you talking bout has nothing to do with the the hire @ HMP. Truthfully, I only scan the long write up for I know it was empty with no applicable substance.,
      • @@E.Leonard (17/09/2023, 11:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@E.Leonard, it is people like you that the blog was speaking to and are contributing to the BVI problems. You clearly missed the point of Leonard’s commentary. Every problem(s) has root cause(s) which must be understood and rooted out to solve the problem. Treating the symptoms is temporary at best. Suggest you re- read the commentary but this time actively with an open mind to see if you get the gist.
  • Native Tongue (17/09/2023, 07:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good read Ed Leonard. Some talk bout Hill and experience. One of those white does not have a college degree but its ok for him to be employed. All others need one.
    • @Native Tongue (17/09/2023, 08:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Native Tongue, did the position description require a degree or said degree preferred? If a degree was required, what type of degree? On-the-job-training(OJT) sometimes can suffice for a a degree and sometimes is more valuable.
  • @ native Tongue (17/09/2023, 08:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well that’s what Hill was up here defending, that’s why he could not get anything done, he did not give his own native People a chance, he disrespected those with experience and have the inexperience ones in charge none can’t help each other
  • My Advice (17/09/2023, 16:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No one man can get anything done in Balo, so changing the head and every new person have to rely on the st kitts duo’s for guidance, they pushing their corrupt friends so the circle goes round and round, so I hope this new boss don’t fall in the same trap
  • TNT (18/09/2023, 20:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That joker was In a paid fashion show. It was about time the governor got away of him. It is not good to put hyenas to mind goat .
  • NPolitico (18/09/2023, 21:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is in a fine mess. brought its hot mess pig to a fine market.
  • Forbidden Truth (19/09/2023, 06:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Truth be told. Guy Hill's spirit irritates a lot of Demons including the Governor's et al... He is an incorruptible man. Bitch now.

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