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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).

January 18th, 2014
VI inks preferential 15-year berthing agreements!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Ports Authority inked 15-year deals with Disney Cruise Line (DCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) yesterday, January 17, 2014, which offered preferential berthing rights to the two companies and guarantees the Territory over 400,000 passengers starting in May 2015.

November 14th, 2013
Premier not talking about Carnival Cruise Line negotiations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “…What I can say is that we are in discussions and my objective is to have them continue to come to the British Virgin Islands.” This was a response given to reporters at a press conference called by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith on November 12, 2013.

November 4th, 2013
Julio S. Henry denies having intentions to run for office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst reports of him having intentions to run for office at the next General Elections, talk show host turned public activist, Mr Julio Sam Henry has stated emphatically that he has no political agenda and only wishes to see good come to the people of the Virgin Islands.

October 22nd, 2013
Projects bungling making Works Minister look like an abject failure – Hon. Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative and Former Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Julian Fraser, RA has claimed that the “bungling of project, after project, after project,” is making the current Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool look more and more like an abject failure than the nimble deal maker he is known for in the private sector.

October 19th, 2013
Sam Henry maintains Claude Skelton-Cline should be fired!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite an open letter to the media in which Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Claude Skelton-Cline stated he singlehandedly had nothing to do with Carnival Cruise Lines cancelling calls to the Virgin Islands for the latter part of 2014 and beyond, talk show host and public activist Julio S. Henry is maintaining his calls for Skelton-Cline to be fired.

October 16th, 2013
UPDATE: Carnival Cruise Lines to make port calls up to June 2014- BVIPA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) has allayed fears that Carnival Cruise Lines has cancelled calls to the Virgin Islands for the remainder of the year and 2014.

October 14th, 2013
What happened to approx. $15M at BVI Ports Authority?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the many questions posed in the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly today October 14, 2013 by the Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser RA and still wanting of a full answer is to account for millions of dollars expended by the BVI Ports Authority over the last few years.

September 30th, 2013
Gov’t may have to fork out $1.7M for severing ties with TPP- Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool has indicated that the Virgin Islands Government may have to expend a maximum of $1.7M for severing ties with Tortola Pier Partners(TPP).

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