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June 12th, 2014
PAC calls on Governor to appoint Commission of Inquiry!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The plot thickens on the damaging report authored by the House of Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee with compelling evidence of corruption, usurpation of the role of the BVI Ports Authority Board, breaking of laws of the Virgin Islands, absence of transparency, and officers withholding information from the committee to name a few.

June 10th, 2014
Hon O’Neal to table final PAC Cruise Pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Opposition Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE is to table the final report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the Cruise Ship Port Development Project at a sitting of the House of Assembly on Friday June 13, 2014.

May 6th, 2014
More corroborating evidence of corruption on Ports Project - PAC source

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the House of Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has only submitted an interim report over the controversial Ports Development Project this news site’s sources within the three political parties in the House of Assembly have told us that there are more damaging information and evidence to come.

April 29th, 2014
TPP raked in $1.7 Million in fees on Ports Project - Ed DeCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While testifying before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the controversial Ports Development Project Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority Board Mr. J. Edward DeCastro confirmed that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) had been paid some $1.7 Million of Ports Authority funds.

April 25th, 2014
“We are breaking ground” – Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool continued to hit at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by Opposition VIP Leader Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE when he and several others signed the $30.7ML contract for the moving ahead of the Cruise Pier Development Project.

April 17th, 2014
UPDATE: Vanterpool denounces PAC ports project report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool today April 17, 2014 denounced the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Interim Report on the Ports Project as being devoid of facts to substantiate claims made therein.

April 14th, 2014
Ports Project has ‘numerous irregularities & questionable payments’ – PAC report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Report on the Ports Development Project has hit the streets of the Virgin Islands and will be laid on the Table of the House of Assembly on Thursday April 17, 2014, according to the Order Paper obtained by this news site.

January 15th, 2014
Two powerful HOA committee meetings this week!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government remains unpopular and the House of Assembly (HOA) is regarded very low among public opinion with some labeling it as a circus, elected members were busy this week working.

November 20th, 2013
Hons. Fraser & O’Neal clash in HOA over PAC!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Virgin Islands News Online that first broke the story on November 15, 2013 that popular Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, had since November 5, 2013 resigned as a member of the powerful House of Assembly’s select Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

November 15th, 2013
Hon. Fraser calls it quits from Public Accounts Committee!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online’s sources close to the Opposition Virgin Islands Party have confirmed to this news site that Third District Representative Honourable Julian Fraser RA, has resigned as a member of the House of Assembly’s standing select Public Accounts Committee.

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