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July 31st, 2012
Gov't following manifesto plans, says Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government has begun to execute plans and projects that are all a part of the ideas enlisted in their manifesto.

July 30th, 2012
MC&W to begin addressing VI’s Infrastructural needs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In response to complaints and concerns raised by the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), the Government of the VI, Ministry of Communications and Works (MC&W), under the supervision of Hon. Mark Vanterpool, has recently introduced a project, with its aim solely to reconstruct and rebuild damages caused by a dreadful storm in October of 2010.

April 7th, 2012
Hon. Vanterpool: Gov't is too big…needed to reduce size!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Appearing before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC), Attorney General Christopher Malcolm Phd., on behalf of Ray Harris, Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, was grilled about the status of the Law Reform Commission and whether it was still needed.

March 29th, 2012
Cruise pier to be extended some 200 ft long & 65ft wide

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Government envisages the cruise ship pier at Road Town to be extended some 200ft to 300ft in length and 65ft in width in an expansion project that would cost between $12M-$15M but when completed would see an increase in cruise arrivals.

March 28th, 2012
Tortola Port Partners & Gov’t sign HoU for improved tourism product

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The tone for immediate discussions regarding the development of the cruise ship pier, the land side and improvements to Road Town has been set with the signing of a Heads of Understanding (HoU) between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Tortola Port Partners Limited.

March 22nd, 2012
VI must accommodate tourists even on holidays - Taxi driver

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is a tradition that the majority of business places don’t open their doors on Sundays and public holidays especially in Road Town, however, one taxi driver has suggested that certain businesses should open their doors on these days whenever cruise ships are visiting.

March 21st, 2012
Second plate for taxi drivers!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The much discussed issue of second plates for holders of taxi licenses has been resolved with the decision to issue a second plate providing that the holders of taxi licenses can produce a second vehicle to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

March 11th, 2012
New MC&W rule: Contractors must hire apprentices!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Communications and Works Ministry will make it mandatory for contractors hired to execute large scale projects, to employ young men as apprentices, stated Hon. Mark Vanterpool, the subject Minister, at a sewerage contract signing on March 8, 2012 at the Administrative Complex.

February 23rd, 2012
Two weeks for final widening phase of Manse Road

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The final widening phase of the Paul Wattley Road, or Manse Road as it is popularly known, commences today Wednesday February 23, 2012 and is expected to last for two weeks after which the road would be paved.

February 15th, 2012
Clear vision for Ports Authority following Minister's meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool has set a clear vision for the direction of the BVI Ports Authority following a meeting held on Wednesday 8, 2012.

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