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December 29th, 2012
On international airports, cruise ship villages, and state of the art ferry terminals

By Dickson Igwe

The beginning of this medley cum commercial story is an admonition to Virgin Island’s leaders not to ignore the improvement needs of the West End Ferry Dock. That facility is as critical to Virgin Islands commerce and tourism, as is the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport.

August 9th, 2012
Existing Challenges too much for Immigration staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As documented in the 2011 Annual Report for the Immigration Department of the Virgin Islands (VI), concerns raised by the territory’s Immigration Officers stated that existing challenges at the main port of entry are too much for Immigration staff to handle.

June 29th, 2012
A done deal? Airport expansion to be completed by 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today June 29, 2012, Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon. Dr. Kedrick Pickering has announced that the final construction of the runway extension, which is expected to be completed by December of 2015, will be extended approximately 2000 feet eastward into the sea and approximately 500 feet towards the west.

June 15th, 2012
UPDATE - Bail denied again for DR man in airport jewellery bust!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens has again turned down a bail application for Juan Pimentel Traveras, a Dominica Republic national, who was caught with a large quantity of jewellery on June 7, 2012 at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

May 26th, 2012
PARADISE AIRWAYS, departing Terrance B Lettsome International, for San Juan, Havana, Miami, New York

by Dickson Igwe

Virgin Islands News Online, on May 21, 2012, reported, that "with the extension of the runway at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport inevitable, a national airline is seen as an important investment for the territory at this time; that a national air carrier will be complementary to the planned airport expansion and, runway extension.’’

May 21st, 2012
VI pilots lobbying for national airline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the extension of the runaway at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport inevitable, a national airline is seen as an important investment for the Territory at this time, which can complement the runway extension, as well as, serve in a prime hub that is soon opening.

May 17th, 2012
Luis Sprauve trial still up in the air

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Luis Ramon Sprauve, a 38 year-old man charged for allegedly transporting two suitcases of money to the Territory’s airport and handing it over to an alleged accomplice for it to be flown overseas, is still waiting to stand trial in the Magistrate’s Court.

March 30th, 2012
Hon. Pickering: Nothing will be done to destroy Trellis Bay!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The environmental impact to Trellis Bay in correlation to the planned Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport development is being looked at with a fine tooth comb, and according to the Natural Resources Minister Dr. Kedrick Pickering, nothing will be done to destroy the area.

January 30th, 2012
Glenn Harrigan to chair BVI Airports Authority Board

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI [1:22 p.m.] - Word just in to Virgin Islands News Online from its well placed sources inside the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and team of reporters around the VI, is that businessman Glenn Harrigan has been approved by the Orlando Smith Cabinet to be Chairman of the British Virgin Islands Airports Authority (BVIAA).

January 3rd, 2012
Elderly woman collapses at airport

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A 71-year-old woman who was an outgoing passenger fainted in front of the LIAT check in counter at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport around 11:45 a.m. this morning January 3, 2012 and was taken to Peebles Hospital.


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