Nine new prison officers have been recruited at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.
Eight were recruited from other Caribbean countries while one is from the British Virgin Islands.
The exact nationalities of these individual new recruits are not immediately clear.
Superintendent of Prison Verne Garde, however, told BVI news the new officers officially began working in late October after completing two weeks of training.
“It’s not really additional staff. Basically, we had certain vacancies that existed because some staff over a period had exited the facility by various means so we’re just filling vacancies. We just met our established number,” the prison boss told BVI News.
Her Majesty’s Prison currently employs a total of 92 staff comprising 79 prison officers.
A number of prison officers had reportedly left after the onslaught of Hurricane Irma.
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