Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 5:57pm

We are happy to report that following the approval of the National Security Council, the remaining 10 inmates have returned safely to the Territory, today September 6, to continue serving their sentences at Her Majesty’s Prison Balsam Ghut following their temporary relocation to St. Lucia due to damage sustained to the prison facility caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma in 2017.

We are satisfied with key repairs completed at the facility and we are pleased to inform the Virgin Islands Community, that we are ready to accommodate our inmates in a safe and conducive environment.

We express sincere thanks to the Government and people of St. Lucia and the Director and staff of the Bordelais Correctional Facility for their assistance and cooperation over the past months.

We also thank the families of the individuals who are now returning, for their patience whilst our facility has been undergoing repairs.

The prison authorities will be in direct contact with the next of kin of all concerned to apprise them of the relocation of their relatives.