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April 4th, 2014
Crafts Alive vendors faced with eviction!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that several occupants of the Crafts Alive Village may be forced to vacate the premises after being handed notices threatening to remove them recently.

January 9th, 2014
UPDATE: Quality Taxi Stand vendors served notices to remove

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several sources have confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that vendors working at the Quality Taxi Stand area in the vicinity of the cruise pier dock were served notices to remove on January 7, 2014.

December 24th, 2013
Christmas shopping not the same without Bobby’s - customers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While several persons have expressed their sadness at not having the ‘Christmas at Bobby’s block’ shopping atmosphere this year some vendors who use the area to sell their local produce complained of being shoved out for the season.

December 7th, 2013
Xmas on Main Street awakens spirit of festive season in true VI style

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – If for some reason or the other one had not started to get the feeling of the Christmas spirit, being out at the official opening ceremony for Christmas on Main Street last evening December 6, 2013 would have changed all of that.

August 14th, 2013
Festival vendors were difficult to deal with- Private security firm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Head of Top Priority Security Services, Mr Lesmore Smith said vendors were the hardest to deal with during this year’s Emancipation Festival activities.

April 17th, 2013
Crafts Alive Vendors concerned about lease structure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Concerned vendors of the Revitalised Crafts Alive Village met yesterday, April 16, 2013 to discuss leases that were recently handed out for spots the vendors occupied at the location.

February 4th, 2013
‘One or two people can’t spoil the party’ – Hon. Vanterpool on cruise pier vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While he has explained that he sees no defiance in the actions taken by vendors at the cruise pier area, Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool insists that the vendors will ultimately be removed from the area to accommodate a planned cruise pier park.

January 30th, 2013
Farmers discouraged ahead of Farmers’ Week 2013

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – While many might be eagerly anticipating the upcoming annual Farmers’ Week, some farmers have asserted that they may not even be inclined to participate and have described the event as a ‘vendors’ exhibition’.

January 24th, 2013
Crafts Alive mêlée: Vendors cry of indifferent treatment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Crafts Alive vendors have expressed outrage at the apparent inequality that seems to exist after having been asked to remove from vending at the cruise ship pier area while others seem to boldly continue at the location.

December 3rd, 2012
‘Tent City’ vendors deny defiance of removal order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Craft vendors are adamant that there was no defiance on their part against the instructions of the Minister of Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool for them to remove structures set up for operations at the cruise ship pier in Wickhams Cay II.

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