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March 18th, 2013
Will Gov't & CDB have to return to the table?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There are raised eyebrows following the recent signing of the contract by the Government of the Virgin Islands and FDL Consult Inc. of St. Lucia, which fulfills a major requirement by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) before the $15.6M loan can go into effect.

February 9th, 2013
‘We are BVIslanders just like everybody else’- Anegada taxi operators

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - "It’s this government and the government of the past that guilty of neglecting the people of Anegada. We are a small group over here, yes but we have equal rights just like Tortola, just like Virgin Gorda. We are BVIslanders just like everybody else," said Mr Jerry D. Vanterpool, a resident and businessman at Anegada during a meeting of taxi drivers and officials from the Ministry of Communications and Works in Anegada on Friday February 8, 2013.

January 25th, 2013
Fact? VI infrastructure falls woefully short of what it should be!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One item on the lunch menu for the first of a two-day Retreat for the Ministry of Communications and works (MCW) was certainly well digested when presented to the participants, not on their plates, neither in their glasses, but over the microphone in a striking presentation by Chief Executive Officer of JOMA Property Development, Mr Colin O’Neal, a presentation that was described as “a harsh reality check”. It had no additives, just raw but yet nutritious.

January 25th, 2013
Think out of the box!- Premier Smith urges at MCW retreat

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Within this year, the Ministry of Communications and Works (MCW) will be seeking to create a City Management Board to assist in the running of the capital, Road Town. That board will be charged with liaising with various Government departments and private sector partners to launch a revitalization plan for Road Town.

December 10th, 2012
UPDATE: Perline Scatliffe is new Water & Sewerage boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Just as firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online on October 8, 2012, government has confirmed through a Government Information Service (GIS) press release that Mrs. Perline Scatliffe-Leonard has been named the new Director of the Water and Sewerage Department. According to the press release, her appointment became effective December 1, 2012.

September 18th, 2012
Methodist Manse Road closed for Wednesday & Thursday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Ministry of Communications and Works is informing the public that the Methodist Manse Road will be closed to vehicular traffic on Wednesday and Thursday 19th and 20th September to facilitate road works.

August 24th, 2012
"I think we were fortunate to experience the storm without much damage" - Hon. Vanterpool.

WEST END, Tortola, VI – Now that tropical storm Isaac has come, seen and did not conquer, persons around the island are grateful that much damage has not been caused to the infrastructure in place. None may be more grateful however, than residents of West End, in the south western area of Tortola.

August 1st, 2012
Government to launch open tender for cruise pier redevelopment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has today August 1, 2012 announced that it intends to launch an open invitation for the cruise ship pier development.

June 30th, 2012
Gov’t to sign more sewerage contracts – Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Within another week, the Ministry for Communications and Works will sign approximately 22 petty contracts for the on-going sewerage works that is being executed in Road Town and East End.

June 18th, 2012
PSC unanimous-Reinstate Permanent Secretary Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being sent on leave on the only basis in 2010 of a local tabloid article which accused Julian Willock, the esteemed Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Communications and Works of having persons work for one of his companies without work permits, the saga has taken a new turn.

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