Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
His Majesty’s Prison
Release Date:
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 3:15pm

In efforts to safeguard the health, wellness and safety of the staff and inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison, the Ministry of Education and Culture has taken steps to have the roofing covering for numerous buildings at the facility replaced.

Her Majesty’s Prisons moved from its original home on Main Street to the Balsam Ghut site in 1997 and was experiencing leakage and mold which affected staff and inmates.

Project Manager and Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Ms. Lorna Stevens said, “Many meetings and discussions took place before it was decided that the roof at Her Majesty’s Prison would be removed to ensure the health, wellness and safety of the facility’s staff and inmates.”

Renovation works were contracted to F&S Construction for Blocks C and D, while the contract for Block E was awarded to Mrs. Yvette Penn, and the contract for the Activity Building was awarded to Gemini Construction. 

Her Majesty’s Prison is dedicated to serving the Virgin Islands Community by providing a safe, secure, humane and effective prison system with opportunities for rehabilitation, personal development, reintegration and community engagement to reduce re-offending.