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March 8th, 2017
‘We desperately need equipment’-PWD Director Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Yet another government Department is in trouble and cannot carry out its mandate due to financial hardship, while Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) continues to claim that “the economy is robust.”

January 20th, 2017
Local bar owner claims Gov’t ignoring his flooding plight

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- A bar owner in Duffs Bottom is alleging that his cries for help to Government over his business place being prone to flooding are being ignored.

March 23rd, 2016
Another infrastructure failure?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on March 11, 2016 our newsroom reported that a paved area in the $82.9M Tortola Pier Park on Wickham’s Cay I had sunk reportedly under the weight of a forklift. Just over a week after our newsroom is reporting that another infrastructure seems to have failed.

April 2nd, 2015
Works Minister refuses to produce docs on equipment purchase

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) declined to furnish Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) with documentation on the road paving equipment Government recently purchased from a Chinese company, citing the Cabinet handbook disallowing the copying and distributing of Cabinet documents.

January 16th, 2015
This Week We Feature Young Professional Sean M. Springette

By: Cathy O. O. Richards

Our Young Professional for the Week is a young man who at the age of 24 years, sits in the Accounts Department of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) Public Works Department as an Office Generalist.

November 12th, 2014
NDP destroyed the Public Works Dept - 2013 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Public Works Department (PWD) was gutted of most of the senior staff who were transferred to the Ministry of Communications and Works in 2013 under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

July 4th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Allison C. Leonard

By: Cathy O.O. Richards

Managing aspects of the finances of the Government of the Virgin Island through the Public Works Department (PWD) is what our Young Professional for this Week Mr Allison C. Leonard does as a profession to rake in the dollars for activities of his daily life.

February 20th, 2014
Hon. Vanterpool made promises but hasn’t delivered - Opp Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The culture of disrespect for District Representatives created by the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) regime following the 2011 elections appears to continue but is more prevalent in Virgin Islands Party (VIP) held districts.

December 30th, 2013
Engineers' integrity questioned in bridge assessment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A response to a question asked in the House of Assembly during its most recent sitting has left many, including Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, to ponder the integrity of workers and engineers within the Public Works Department.

October 27th, 2013
Surveyor accused of stealing vehicle sticker

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Surveyor at the Public Works Department was placed on $20,000 signed bail with one surety at the Magistrate’s Court on October 25, 2013 after being charged with theft.


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