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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.

June 24th, 2014
UPDATE: Port Authority denies Lloyd K. Black assignment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Ports Authority is debunking a report carried on this news site earlier today June 24, 2014 which stated that Mr Lloyd K. Black is expected to take up an assignment with the Authority to head up a unit that will spearhead fund-raising for the landside development part of the Cruise Pier Development Project.

April 29th, 2014
TPP raked in $1.7 Million in fees on Ports Project - Ed DeCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While testifying before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the controversial Ports Development Project Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority Board Mr. J. Edward DeCastro confirmed that Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) had been paid some $1.7 Million of Ports Authority funds.

April 23rd, 2014
‘$3M payment request for piles before approval’ - Vincent V. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Testifying before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Vincent V. O’Neal made some serious allegations over instructions given to him to pay out $3 Million of the Ports Authority funds for piles for a Cruise Ship Project that was not yet approved by the Authority's Board or the Government of the Virgin Islands.



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