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December 31st, 2011
Traffic flowing in Purcell Estate Rd again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Normalcy has returned in the vicinity of the Johnson’s Ghut area as the Purcell Estate Road has been reopened to traffic and businesses have also reopened their doors in a much more business friendly environment.

December 23rd, 2011
Vexing issues in Telecom sector must be tackled early- Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The newly appointed Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Ayana Hull-Braithwaite, already has her work cut out for her since, according to Minister of Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool, there are a few vexing issues that must be tackled early.

December 21st, 2011
Contractors reluctant to work until paid for previous jobs - Min. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry for Communications and Works is in debt to several contractors, who are now reluctant to take on any other jobs until they are paid monies owed to them, Hon. Mark Vanterpool disclosed to the House of Assembly today, Wednesday December 21, 2011.

December 20th, 2011
Statement of response on Minister’s attack on Virgin Islands News Online

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-It was most unfortunate and regrettable that a legislator whom the people have elected to the second House of Assembly, Honourable Mark Vanterpool, has engaged in an aged old tactic of attacking the media- this time Virgin Islands News Online.

December 20th, 2011
Widening of Manse Rd among priority projects for MCW

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The final phase of the Manse Road widening project, which started in October, may be completed soon as it has been suggested that negotiations have been successful with one of the landowners.

November 18th, 2011
Purcell Ghut design had potential for more flooding – PWD head

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The potential for more flooding would have been the worst case scenario if construction of the Johnson/Purcell Ghut had continued with the current design, revealed Acting Director of Public Works Department (PWD) Dr. Drexel Glasgow.

November 10th, 2011
Minister Vanterpool: All major projects halted!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Public Works Department was instructed to cease all major projects, including the ‘controversial’ Purcell Ghut and BiWater until they have been reviewed by the new Minister for Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool.

November 8th, 2011
Mark Vanterpool to be Minister for Communications & Works

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Posted: 9:30 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after winning over the government with a 9 to 4 seat upset of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) at the polls, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has already decided on its cabinet members, who will be sworn in tomorrow November 9, 2011, along with the new Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands, Dr. D. Orlando Smith.

November 7th, 2011
Loud celebration begins in Road Town!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It may be the wee hours of morning but all Road Town and surround areas should be wide awake as a long and loud motorcade is underway to celebrate the National Democratic Party (NDP) unofficial win at the polls.

November 7th, 2011
NDP takes five District seats, VIP 4!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The official report indicates that in district 7, the incumbent representative of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr. Kedrick Pickering won the district with 535 votes, Delores Christopher in the 5th District, Mark Vanterpool in the 4th District, Alvera Maduro-Caines in the 6th District. Marlon Penn has been unofficially declared the winner in the 8th District.

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