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January 25th, 2016
Ports project cost soaring @ almost $83M

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) today January 25, 2016 reported on the status of the cruise pier development project, updating the public that the total cost of the project has swelled to $82.9 million against the previously estimated total of $45 million.

January 20th, 2016
‘Run water agency from rates collected’ – Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said the revenue collected from water services should be used to run the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) in the same way the electricity utility is run.

January 11th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool to speak on Ports Project ‘soon’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hit with a barrage of stunning disclosures implicating a number of officials of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government in what is turning out to be the mother of all scandals in the Virgin Islands, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said he will be speaking on the cruise pier development project soon.

January 9th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool blames water for road damages

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said there continues to be issues with the newly resurfaced James Walter Francis Drive as water settling is leading to damage in various areas.

January 7th, 2016
Hon Vanterpool wants value for money from local contractors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government today January 7, 2016 signed a contract for rehabilitation of a number of retaining walls and carrying out slope stabilisation at Nottingham Estate in the amount of $669,022.02 with a joint venture comprising local contractors G-Unit and Junior Mathias.

December 25th, 2015
Who will be the fall-guy over the Ports Project scandal?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The issues surrounding the BVI Ports Authority’s controversial Tortola Pier Park Project continues to be the talk of Road Town with many unconfirmed reports, speculations, backroom meetings, and in some cases according to many of our news room National Democratic Party sources some demands and ultimatums.

October 15th, 2015
Govt signs $1.7M in contracts for infrastructural works

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Earlier today October 15, 2015 the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) signed two contracts to the sum of One Million, Seven Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirteen Dollars and Fifty-nine cents ($1,711,813.59) with two local contracting companies for rehabilitative infrastructural works at Huntums Ghut and Long Trench.

July 16th, 2015
‘The blows were too much for him’ – Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Controversial Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn said that he had to be the one to help a frustrated Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark A. Vanterpool (R4) when the blows were too much for him with regards to the cruise pier development project.

July 8th, 2015
Back in SSB money! This time it's $35M for BVIEC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The House of Assembly on Monday July 6, 2015 approved a motion for a loan in the amount of $35 million for the completion of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Phase 5 development programme.

July 7th, 2015
Hon Vanterpool apologises for water woes across the territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said Government has made the resolution of water issues in the territory a priority.

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