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May 26th, 2012
“Problem” concrete structure in RT ghut being removed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the hurricane season fast approaching, Minister for Communications and Works and representative for the 4th District Hon. Mark Vanterpool is making efforts to have the capital “hurricane proof”, firstly by ensuring that the drains and ghuts can control the excessive water flow and preventing blockage or over flow.

April 10th, 2012
Hon Fraser: Vanterpool has grand plans, but what about the $$$?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works grandiose plans of building a sewerage treatment plant and developing the Territory’s ports may be well intended, but where will the funding come from?

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 21st, 2012
We must continually improve infrastructure says MCW Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The need to continually improve air, land and sea infrastructure was a key message expressed by the Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool during a Taxi and Livery Operators meeting held last night at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

March 8th, 2012
Alternate energy sources for VI explored in Spain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In keeping with Government’s Legislative Agenda to consider alternative forms of energy usage for the Territory, Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool visited the Irradia Solar Energy Farm in Seville, Spain while attending the GSMA World Mobile Congress.

February 27th, 2012
New sewerage pumps to cost Works Ministry over $300K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A contract for the replacement of three sewerage pumps will be inked shortly with the pumps estimated to cost $300,000, disclosed Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool.

February 22nd, 2012
UPDATE - Calming device to be replaced with "raised crosswalks"

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool has confirmed that the calming device at Beef Island will be replaced with "raised crosswalks" at strategic locations with demolition on the device set to begin on Monday March 26, 2012.

February 10th, 2012
'Tent city’ vendors will not be chased away – Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The vendors adjacent to the cruise ship dock, an area that goes by the moniker ‘tent city’, will not be chased away until an amicable agreement has been reached between the Ministry for Communications and Works and the vendors.

February 6th, 2012
PWD shakeup: Dr. Glasgow out, Skelton in!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online earlier this year, Jeffrey Skelton is now the new head of the Public Works Department (PWD), and was formally introduced to the PWD’s staff this morning, Monday February 6, 2012.

January 16th, 2012
Traffic lights for Tamarind Tree junction under consideration

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, is definitely considering installing traffic lights in the vicinity of the Road Town Police station, which is an apparent magnet for accidents.



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