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January 10th, 2012
Plates & unfair competition top list of taxi operators’ complaints

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Competition between taxi and shuttle operators, underselling fares, cutting tours, the need for new uniforms and taxi drivers being granted two licenses were just some of the grievances aired last evening, Monday January 9, 2012 at the Noel Lloyd Action Movement Park by taxi operators during a meeting with Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool.

January 1st, 2012
Back to the drawing board for TRC’s CEO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool has asked the new chairman on the telecommunications watchdog agency – Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) - to compile a new list of candidates for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position.

December 7th, 2011
Fitting theme to International Civil Aviation Day- Minister Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool has said the theme for International Civil Aviation Day being celebrated today is a fitting one "given the growth potential that our beautiful Virgin Islands has at its disposal".

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 16th, 2011
Sewerage problem in RT top priority for Gov’t - Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Noting that there are a lot of key issues on the table, 4th District Representative and Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, speaking at the Rotary Club of Road Town’s luncheon yesterday November 15, 2011 disclosed that one of the issues being urgently addressed by the Government is the sewerage problem in Road Town.

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.

October 25th, 2011
NDP failed in Gov’t & Opposition – Min. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative and Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Julian Fraser RA charged that the Government could have been a “whole lot better” if it was challenged by the opposition, the National Democratic Party (NDP).



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