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2 arrested in relation to fatal stabbing incident @ HMP

2 arrested in relation to fatal stabbing incident @ HMP

Two persons have been arrested in relation to the stabbing incident at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) that left one inmate dead and 3 injured on May 30, 2021.

The stabbing incident at the Balsam Ghut facility resulted in the death of Jamaica national Nickail Chambers, 29.

Chambers was serving a 10-year sentence for attempted murder and 10 years sentence for possession of a firearm when he reportedly tried to kill his childhood friend, Khori Prince, in 2017. His sentences were running concurrently.

2 held as investigations continue


And, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a statement today, May 31, 2021, two persons have been arrested but no charges have been laid as yet.

The RVIPF said officers of the Major Crime Team are continuing their investigations into yesterday evening’s incident at Her Majesty’s Prison that resulted in the death of one male inmate and injuries to at least three others.

"Nickail Chambers, 29, and two other males were taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for injuries sustained in an apparent altercation. Chambers subsequently died of his injuries.

"Two men have been arrested in relation to this investigation however no charges have yet been laid. Investigations are ongoing," the RVIPF said.

Health Minister extends condolences


Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), who shares responsibility for Her Majesty’s Prison with the Governor, has extended condolences to the family and friends of Mr Chambers.

In a late statement, released on May 30, 2021, Honourable Malone said the "violent incident" occurred at about 6:30 pm, and a total of four inmates were injured.

“On behalf of the Government and people of the Virgin Islands, I offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and pray that the injured inmates will make a full recovery,” Hon Malone said.

The stabbing incident at Her Majesty's Prison on May 30, 2021, resulted in the death of Jamaica national Nickail Chambers.

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