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May 6th, 2012
First Pitch thrown; Let the games begin!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - All the speeches made, all the trophies handed out and with a twirl of a once deadly arm on Saturday May 5, 2012, on the Old Recreation Ground, and Ms. Eva Simmonds tossed a ceremonial ball to officially declare the 2012 Fast Pitch Softball League open.

April 26th, 2012
Local craftsmen want a piece of Crafts Alive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The revamped Crafts Alive Market is expected to accommodate existing vendors at its current location in Road Town and include those that will be relocated from the cruise ship pier area with priority to those with trade licenses, however, the need for more local crafts to be part of the new market is a concern for some local craftsmen who are hoping they too can be given a spot to display “locally made” products, something which they feel are not very popular at the current market.

April 10th, 2012
Hon Fraser: Vanterpool has grand plans, but what about the $$$?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works grandiose plans of building a sewerage treatment plant and developing the Territory’s ports may be well intended, but where will the funding come from?

March 23rd, 2012
Millions of $$$ leaking through the pipes – Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Water and Sewerage Department (WSD) has come in for heavy criticism from the Minister responsible, who stated that the WSD is a problem with millions of dollars in deficits and action needs to be taken to address the situation urgently.

March 21st, 2012
We must continually improve infrastructure says MCW Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The need to continually improve air, land and sea infrastructure was a key message expressed by the Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool during a Taxi and Livery Operators meeting held last night at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

March 8th, 2012
Alternate energy sources for VI explored in Spain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In keeping with Government’s Legislative Agenda to consider alternative forms of energy usage for the Territory, Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool visited the Irradia Solar Energy Farm in Seville, Spain while attending the GSMA World Mobile Congress.

February 27th, 2012
New sewerage pumps to cost Works Ministry over $300K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A contract for the replacement of three sewerage pumps will be inked shortly with the pumps estimated to cost $300,000, disclosed Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool.

February 22nd, 2012
UPDATE - Calming device to be replaced with "raised crosswalks"

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool has confirmed that the calming device at Beef Island will be replaced with "raised crosswalks" at strategic locations with demolition on the device set to begin on Monday March 26, 2012.

February 7th, 2012
Taxi operators to get second plate!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry for Communications and Works is in the process of implementing a two-license plate policy for taxi operators, disclosed Hon. Mark Vanterpool to this news agency on February 3, 2012.

February 6th, 2012
PWD shakeup: Dr. Glasgow out, Skelton in!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online earlier this year, Jeffrey Skelton is now the new head of the Public Works Department (PWD), and was formally introduced to the PWD’s staff this morning, Monday February 6, 2012.

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