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January 30th, 2016
Ports Project racks up an astonishing $9M in admin cost!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the public and perhaps tax payers try to come to grip with the announcement in a statement on January 25, 2016 by the Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) that to date the controversial Ports Development Project has cost $82.9 million, one of the breakdowns that has caught many by surprise is the administrative cost of the project.

December 30th, 2015
Tourist arrivals up despite dark clouds over ports project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- What is becoming a familiar sight since the expansion of the cruise pier and continuing upland development, three cruise ships are in port today December 30, 2015.

December 21st, 2015
UPDATE: Hon Vanterpool confirms VINO story! Pier Park ‘Grand Opening' postponed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by this news site, the ‘Grand Opening’ of the Tortola Pier Park will no longer be realised tomorrow Tuesday December 22, 2015 as the event has now been postponed to February 16, 2016.

December 12th, 2015
Alfred ‘Al’ Henley 'to run things' @ Ports until decision on Claude O. Skelton-Cline contract!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the continued BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) drama, our news room was once again flooded with calls from staff at the BVIPA and even some Board members about the ongoing issues at the Ports.

March 4th, 2015
‘Reckless’ expat captains @ North Sound

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – “The Port (BVI Ports Authority) needs urgently to come up here and have some safety talks with these expat boat captains who seem not to have any care about practicing safety when leaving port, they taking off at high throttle with no care for who is coming behind.” This was a deep-hearted plea of a local boat captain from the North Sound area.

February 23rd, 2015
Cruise Ship ‘Costa Fortuna’ stuck in Tortola’s Road Harbour!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many persons might be admiring the view of a huge cruise ship in the Road Town Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands.

February 8th, 2015
Hon J. Alvin Christopher breaks his 3-year silence on HoA questions!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There will be some extent of history made at the Third Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Second House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands on February 12, 2015.

January 29th, 2015
Cruise Lines at war with BVI Ports Authority over safe berthing issues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversy surrounding the BVI Ports Development Project continues with delays, accidents, and money shortage, along with many safely issues as raised by the cruise lines.

January 8th, 2015
Ports project heading downhill with delays; Skelton-Cline takes action!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial Ports Development Project, in particular the seaside portion, seems to be facing delays after delays and it remains unclear what the outcome of the project will be.

July 2nd, 2014
Lloyd K. Black on job @ Ports Authority despite earlier denial!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite their earlier denial of the fact by a spokeswoman for the BVI Ports Authority last week, this news sites’ National Democratic Party (NDP) sources have moments ago confirmed that former Minister for Education and Culture in an NDP Administration Lloyd K. Black is on the job at the Ports.

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