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NSC meeting called over prisoner's death

- HMP inmate Nickail Chambers died from stab wounds on May 30, 2021
Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, right, and Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL), left, share responsibility for Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP). Photo: VINO/File
And person died and 3 others were injured in a stabbing incident at Her Majesty's Prison on May 30, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
And person died and 3 others were injured in a stabbing incident at Her Majesty's Prison on May 30, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- Following the stabbing incident at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) that left one dead and 3 injured on May 30, 2021, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, has called a meeting of the National Security Council.

“I am deeply concerned about the events at Her Majesty’s Prison on Sunday evening that sadly resulted in a loss of life. My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of the deceased,” Governor Rankin, who is responsible for national security and also chairs the National Security Council (NSC), said in a brief statement today, May 31, 2021.

Governor Rankin said the safety and security of the prison inmates, all staff and officers are an absolute priority.

“I have called a meeting of the National Security Council for this afternoon to review the incident and agree next steps,” Mr Rankin said.

The stabbing incident resulted in the life of 29-year-old Nickail Chambers.

14 Responses to “NSC meeting called over prisoner's death”

  • Typical Tola (31/05/2021, 14:27) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    always waiting til after the fact...reactive
  • lol (31/05/2021, 14:49) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
    So will the photos that have been circulating of the prisoners partying and smoking weed be investigated?
  • @Typical Tola (31/05/2021, 15:10) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    U R so right. Someone got to pay the price in order to get things done properly around here. Big Civil Suit for the boy's family. RIP Nik Nik.
  • Solutions (31/05/2021, 15:13) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    House violent and long term prisoners in the UK.
    House prisoners on the Islands of they or their parents origin.,in addition to these prisons more effective with rehab, the environment will offer a better understanding of a prisoners identity and culture. They would also be given an opportunity to connect with their relatjves. Moneys spent for police en masse to come to the VI , it would be cost effective nd socially responsible,for the prisoner to be forwarded.
    The VI prison is currently full to capacity and unless the demographic of the VI is changed ,we will continue to pay to the extreme and in many ways an are which include our economy.
    • @Solutions (31/05/2021, 16:36) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
      The UK cannot win. One minute all the talk is "colonial oppressors" and some conspiracy theory that the UK (population: 67 million and GDP $2.9tn) wants to "steal" control of its dependent territory of BVI (population: 30,000 and GDP: $1.01bn, and already under the control of the UK).

      The next minute we're told that the UK should house the BVI's toughest criminals. I am sure the UK would be happy to consider such an arrangement on a paid basis. The cost of housing prisoners is about $65,500 per year.
      • Well (31/05/2021, 20:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        You can’t flex your powers and show up when it suits you. Uk will have to step up in all instances until BVI is independent.

        I’m waiting for the inquiry into what Gus did in respect of the prison which fell under his portfolio and also in respect of the Police.
  • Get Serious. Reality hits (31/05/2021, 15:59) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    The Time has come for us to seriously consider contract in out the Prison Security to a Private contractor, Time has changed, people have changed, we have to changed in order to cope...
  • Shaft (31/05/2021, 16:06) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Jane (31/05/2021, 16:09) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    This whole prison system is pure play play
  • LOCK DOWN (31/05/2021, 16:14) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just lock down everyone in the pic circulating.
  • Norris Turnbull (01/06/2021, 07:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The prison is to protect and help rehabilitate, but Balsam Gut is over the top and out of control. Now is the time to bring the heat and fix it from the governor and minister of the subject offices. Time to stop playing around with these rude showing off young boys in jail and the crooked guards.

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