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March 21st, 2016
Gov't buckling to concerns over proposed Wartsila agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) told this news site that Government is likely to shelve a proposal by equipment supplier Wartsila to train local engineers in the use of new engines that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) recently acquired.

March 8th, 2016
‘No one will lose their jobs @ BVIEC’ - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) today March 8, 2016 sought to put to rest fears over the hiring of an overseas company to provide temporary services relating to training of employees to run the new power plants that the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has acquired as part of the Phase V development.

February 18th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool took 'unnecessary heat' for Pier Park project – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith said his Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool took some “unnecessary” heat for the cruise pier development project but persevered nevertheless.

February 13th, 2016
High Voltage Cable Laying Project poorly planned- Hon Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said that there was poor planning surrounding the excavation works in areas, including the Third District, where the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is laying a high-voltage cable underground as part of its Phase 5 upgrade.

February 11th, 2016
No fireworks for Tortola Pier Park opening - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has stated that there will be no fireworks for the opening of the controversial Tortola Pier Park on February 16, 2016.

February 6th, 2016
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool assures no increased water & light bills for VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) assured residents of Virgin Gorda that there is not expected to be increases in the cost for the supply of water or electricity for residents of the sister island as a result of the upgrade of the Virgin Gorda water treatment plant.

February 4th, 2016
Law firm shuns Hugh E. Darley for fear of Gov't victimisation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Coordinator of the Cruise Pier Development Project, Hugh E. Darley has not only confirmed that he has retained legal counsel in the Virgin Islands, but also that the law firm which his company IDEA Inc. had retained backed out of the arrangement citing the fear that it could lose future Government work.

February 3rd, 2016
Skelton-Cline's contract the subject of Cabinet discussions- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) was yesterday February 2, 2016 non-committal regarding the renewing of Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s contract as Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA).

February 2nd, 2016
‘I have not & will not be involved in corruption! – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said he can sleep well at nights knowing that he has not been involved in any form of corruption whatsoever with regard to the cruise pier development project and demanded proof of same from anyone making such allegations.

January 26th, 2016
Hugh E. Darley 'shocked' @ ports project spending

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following yesterday’s January 25, 2016 bombshell disclosures by Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) regarding the total cost of the ports project being $82.9 million, former developer of the project Mr Hugh E. Darley expressed shock at the figures revealed.

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