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July 30th, 2014
VINO STATEMENT: Mark Vanterpool a desperate disgrace

Ladies and Gentlemen it was brought to our attention that Mr. Mark H. Vanterool on July 29, 2014 launched a blistering attack on Virgin Islands News Online and its staff while debating the House of Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee Report on the Cruise Ship Development Project.

December 3rd, 2012
Territory has to honour Biwater contract- Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool says the Territory has an obligation to honour the controversial Biwater contract and that Government has been working closely with Biwater officials to assist them to reach their contractual obligations.

November 30th, 2012
Baugher’s Bay plant under new management!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A reduction in water rationing and a more consistent supply of water to households and businesses are expected from the Baugher’s Bay Desalination Plant in the coming months as it is now under new management- Sage Utilities Holdings Limited.

November 24th, 2012
UPDATE: Claude Skelton-Cline approved to head BVI Ports Authority!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online some two weeks ago, Claude Skelton-Cline has been earlier this week approved by the Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith’s Cabinet to become the Managing Director of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority.

November 13th, 2012
UPDATE: Ag. PS Arlene Smith-Thompson out! Last day was Nov. 9, 2012

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was firstly and accurately reported by this news site, Acting Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Communications and Works (MC&W) Mrs. Arlene Smith-Thompson is no longer at the Ministry.

October 30th, 2012
Update: Crafts Alive Meeting Venue changed to Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A release just submitted by the Ministry of Communications and Works announced that there has been a venue change for the proposed meeting with vendors of the Crafts Alive location in Road Town.

October 29th, 2012
MV Queen Victoria makes inaugural call to VI port

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands on October 29, 2012 welcomed to its port for the first time the luxurious MV Queen Victoria, which it hopes will make the Territory a regular port of call in the Caribbean.

October 10th, 2012
Biwater already invested $25M of own money into project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Biwater Project has already seen some $25M invested in the construction phase even though there has been no review of the designs and drawings by the Ministry of Communications and Works to see if they were in accordance with relevant quality and performance standards.

October 1st, 2012
The cotton picking days are over!- Daniel on bush cutting contracts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the “cotton picking days are over”, Kishmet Daniel is upset that the value of bush cutting contracts has been significantly reduced by Government and reportedly without the public being informed.

September 29th, 2012
Cable issue high on list for MC&W & CTU

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of proper programming on cable television is high on the agenda for the Ministry of Communications and Works (MC&W), who has turned to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) for help in resolving the matter.


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