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December 9th, 2018
New equipment for Fire Service amidst challenges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), has signed a purchase agreement for five Rapid Response appliances to be used by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIFRS).

December 7th, 2018
SHAME! Hon Vanterpool regrets condition at Fire Station Building

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With news of some 30 Fire and Rescue Officers working in unsanitary conditions at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service Building, Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) — in an attempt to damage control the situation — hastily called a press conference late Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2018.

October 30th, 2018
‘Where are the other NDP Ministers?’- Radio Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The infighting and division in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to be noticed by the public. The Hon Myron V. Walwyn’s wing of the party appeared on ‘NDP Radio’ last evening Monday, October 29, 2018, for a two-hour show.

October 19th, 2018
Norwegian Getaway returns to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Tortola Pier and Park was bursting with activities and traffic yesterday October 18, 2018, with the massive Norwegian Getaway docked.

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.

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