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July 25th, 2014
Hon Marlon A. Penn denounces PAC cruise pier report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the Eighth District and member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from the Government side Hon Marlon A. Penn on Wednesday July 23, 2014 denounced the PAC’s final report on the cruise pier project.

July 22nd, 2014
‘It was expedient to move quickly!’ – Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool said that while public tendering was preferred for the cruise pier project, it was not expedient to go that route given the gravity of the prospect of losing cruise lines because of lack of proper facilities.

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.

April 28th, 2014
UPDATE: BVIPA further extends deadline for upland development EOIs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has again extended the deadline for the submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the upland development as part of the controversial $30 million Cruise Pier Development Project.

April 23rd, 2014
‘$3M payment request for piles before approval’ - Vincent V. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Testifying before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Vincent V. O’Neal made some serious allegations over instructions given to him to pay out $3 Million of the Ports Authority funds for piles for a Cruise Ship Project that was not yet approved by the Authority's Board or the Government of the Virgin Islands.

January 13th, 2014
Hon. Fraser highlights 'missteps, half-steps & failures' of NDP Govt!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Missteps, half-steps and failures are all characteristics Representative of the Third District, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA, said can be used to describe the ‘lackluster’ performance of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government throughout the past year, 2013.

December 18th, 2013
Did the Premier lie about knowledge of Auditor General’s Report?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of lies and more lies from our political leaders have again raised its head and stunned the Virgin Islands community. Many are shaking their heads as they could not believe what they heard in the House of Assembly on December 17, 2013.

October 25th, 2013
Locals should have been approached for cruise pier project - commentators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Given all the missteps that have taken place with the cruise pier development project and government’s approaches to outsiders for funding, commentators have questioned why locals are not being engaged as part of their efforts to secure funds to get the project off the ground.

October 22nd, 2013
Projects bungling making Works Minister look like an abject failure – Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative and Former Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Julian Fraser, RA has claimed that the “bungling of project, after project, after project,” is making the current Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool look more and more like an abject failure than the nimble deal maker he is known for in the private sector.

September 30th, 2013
Gov’t may have to fork out $1.7M for severing ties with TPP- Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool has indicated that the Virgin Islands Government may have to expend a maximum of $1.7M for severing ties with Tortola Pier Partners(TPP).


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