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June 27th, 2012
Smugglers Cove saga for public discussion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the Government has already announced plans to have vendors return to the Smugglers Cove beach in a more regulated environment and a comprehensive plan for the area has been developed, a public meeting is now forthcoming to allow members in the community to have a say in the way forward for the developments.

April 17th, 2012
Mixed reactions to tent city relocation to Crafts Alive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The reaction is mixed over the announcement made recently by Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool on relocating ‘tent city’ vendors to Crafts Alive Village, with the main concern being human and traffic congestion and competitive pricing.

March 28th, 2012
Smith-Berkeley: Eight to ten vendors operate at Smugglers Cove illegally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As was first brought to the attention of the public by Virgin Islands News Online, the saga at one of Tortola’s beaches located on the western end of the island caught the attention of Members of the House of Assembly during the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) deliberations.

February 10th, 2012
'Tent city’ vendors will not be chased away – Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The vendors adjacent to the cruise ship dock, an area that goes by the moniker ‘tent city’, will not be chased away until an amicable agreement has been reached between the Ministry for Communications and Works and the vendors.

February 8th, 2012
Solution underway for long standing Smugglers Cove vendors’ saga

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A solution will soon be brought forward to address the long standing problem among vendors at Smugglers Cove which has reached a stage of assault and wounding in one instance amidst concern to preserve the area as a natural and tranquil attraction for both residents and tourists who uses the beach on a daily basis.

February 6th, 2012
Beach vendors charged following altercation over “selling spot”

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On Saturday February 4, 2012, an argument between two vendors regarding 'who was selling in whose spot' at Smugglers Cove resulted in an altercation between the two and charges laid.

January 5th, 2012
UPDATE: Vendors meeting with Premier postponed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Disgruntled vendors, who operate on race days at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, will have to hold a little while longer for their concerns to be addressed as the reported meeting that was scheduled for yesterday January 4, 2012 with Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith did not come off.

December 4th, 2011
Mixed views as Christmas on Main Street wraps up

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last evening December 3, 2011, the 13th Annual Christmas on Main Street came to an end with organisers feeling satisfied with the results, vendors sharing mixed views on the outcome while the Christmas spirit quietly crept in through the event, which is known for setting the tone for the festive season.

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