The hotel, located in Road Town above the One Stop Mall, is owned by businesswoman Patsy Lake, who is also the mother-in-law of government minister Kye Rymer.
According to a publication in government’s official gazette on Tuesday, Governor Jaspert signed and sealed the order on April 9 to declare rooms 110 to 116 to be a prison.
He did so in accordance with Section 4A of the territory’s Prison Ordinance (Cap. 166), which states that “the governor may, by proclamation … declare any place to be a prison”.
Details relating to who would be occupying the six rooms, the length of time that the hotel rooms would be used as a prison, or the cost to the government were not specified in the gazette.
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