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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.

April 14th, 2014
Ports Project has ‘numerous irregularities & questionable payments’ – PAC report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Report on the Ports Development Project has hit the streets of the Virgin Islands and will be laid on the Table of the House of Assembly on Thursday April 17, 2014, according to the Order Paper obtained by this news site.

March 31st, 2014
West End & VG ports dev. not on front burner – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Continuous calls have been made to the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government and the BVI Port Authority (BVIPA) to have the many challenges at ports across the Territory addressed yet there has been no redress and Managing Director of the BVIPA Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline said that two major Ports – the West End port on Tortola and Virgin Gorda – are not on the front burner.

March 5th, 2014
UPDATE: Alfred ‘Al’ Henley on the Job @ BVIPA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Just as was firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online last week Businessman Alfred ‘Al’ Henley is the new Deputy Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA).

February 17th, 2014
Legal issues in Berthing deals can only be settled in the USA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Yet another blow has been dealt to the people of the Virgin Islands by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith as citizens continue to review the recent controversial Berthing Agreements signed last month.

February 14th, 2014
People not being told the truth! – Edmund Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following weeks of speculation about what details were contained within the preferential berthing agreements signed between the Government of the Virgin Islands, the BVI Ports Authority and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Disney Cruise Line (DCL), members of the public were finally granted access to the documents last week.

February 5th, 2014
Claude Skelton-Cline vs Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool: Who to believe?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a late Friday evening on January 17, 2014 when most of us were getting ready to socialise that the National Democratic Party Government inked what they told us was a 15-year deal with Disney Cruise Lines (DCL) and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL).

February 4th, 2014
Has NDP deceived its people with NCL & DCL agreements?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One may be left with no resort but to conclude that the National Democratic Party (NDP) led Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith may have sold away the birth rights of its people when they entered into agreements last month with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Disney Cruise Lines (DCL).

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