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September 15th, 2018
Works Minister blasted for non-functioning sewerage plant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Member of the opposition, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA (R3), blasted Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) for the apparent lacklustre approach in getting the sewerage plant at Burt Point, Tortola functional.

September 7th, 2018
‘I did not take 1 penny from TPP project’- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Struggling to explain the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) Development and the $40M costs over run and amidst corruption allegations in the public domain, Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), insists “I can honestly and confidently account to you, that not one penny of your funds has been taken by myself.”

September 7th, 2018
VI Gov’t inks contract for rehabilitative works 8-years later

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), on September 6, 2018, inked a contract with Autland Heavy Equipment Co. Limited, to execute rehabilitation works at Windy Hill, Tortola under the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Project scope.

September 4th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool struggles to justify $40M overrun on Pier Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), insists that the $85M spent on the Tortola Pier Park in the Capital City of Road Town, Tortola, represents a good investment and that the perceived overruns in the cost, is due to the inadequate designs originally pursued.

August 29th, 2018
Next cruise ship docks @ TPP in 2 weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The arrival of the ‘Disney Fantasy’ has signalled the return of the cruise industry to the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 19th, 2018
No potable Water in Sea Cows Bay for months! Deliberate?

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed many pipes, reservoirs and pump stations, residents of Sea Cows Bay, along with many other areas on Tortola have suffered serious water shortages.

August 13th, 2018
UPDATE: Official; only 3 elected members will run with NDP Co-leader Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After our story was published earlier today, Monday August 13, 2018, our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources made contact to update us on the latest.

August 8th, 2018
Critical Pump Stations never constructed—Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Territory braces for the peak of yet another hurricane season, residents are now learning that critical Pump Stations have not been completed and as such several pumps—required to provide a stable water supply—are now gathering dust instead, at the Water and Sewerage Department.

July 9th, 2018
‘UK has no confidence in NDP Administration’—Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom (UK) Government “has no confidence in our local government, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.” This was posited by former President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and businessman Carvin Malone on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, during his appearance on radio show ‘Honestly Speaking’ with Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

June 11th, 2018
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool in the big chair! ...is Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), is acting Premier and Minister of Finance, effective June 10 to 17, 2018.



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