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December 21st, 2018
NDP got no permission ‘to place billboard on Gov’t property’- Chief Planner

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Many residents have been calling Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), outraged to see that the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), headed by the embattled Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) has placed a billboard on government property.

May 1st, 2018
'VI Open for business' map app to receive special international award

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The ‘BVI Open for Business’ map application that was launched on January 5, 2018, by the government following the aftermath of the hurricanes of September 2017 has been selected to receive a Special Achievement in Geographic Information System award.

July 18th, 2017
‘We have shelves & shelves of lovely plans'- Chief Planner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Speaking at a town hall meeting on Wednesday July 12, 2017, on the ‘EnVIsion 2040’ project, Mr Gregory W. Adams, Chief Planner of the Town and Country Planning disclosed that his department inspects building plans in a ‘microscopic’ way because his team does not have a ‘strong basis’ on which they determine if a proposed development is appropriate for a particular area in the Virgin Islands (VI).

July 16th, 2017
Political will needed to address parking issues- Diane L. Drayton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Diane L. Drayton has questioned whether the community leaders in the territory have the political will to address the issue of vehicles being parked along the roadways in some communities overnight instead of using their private premises.

July 14th, 2017
'Hold Gov’ts responsible for executing development plan' - Gregory W. Adams

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Town and Country Planning Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, held its first session of the ‘EnVIsion 2040’, which seeks to engage the input of the Virgin Islands (VI) community in helping to improve and enhance the territory by the year 2040.

July 4th, 2017
The biggest secret in the VI: Who did the public artworks on display?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like the slogan 'Nature’s Little Secret' has taken on a new meaning in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands.

September 8th, 2016
Works Minister accused of violating building protocol

PURCELL, Tortola, VI – A partner of FOL Limited has accused the Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), who is also the proprietor of One Mart Superstore in Purcell, of violating construction protocol with the erection of a building next door to FOL Ltd.

January 20th, 2016
TCPD approved Little Dix Bay renovation project since 2013

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the news of the impending lengthy closure of Little Dix Bay Resort on Virgin Gorda for renovations has come as a shock to some, including Government, the resort has been seeking to conduct the renovations for years.

December 15th, 2015
Another local project stopped while Gov’t breaks planning laws!

SLANEY, Tortola, VI- While the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) regime of Premier and Minister of Planning Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith continues to be accused by the media, Town and Country Planning (TCP) and civil society of recklessly breaking the laws with its disregard for the Planning Act, it appears also that undue pressure is being placed on many local developers to comply with the same Act.

November 10th, 2015
'Stop work order an option on illegal Gov't Brandywine Bay project’ – TCPD

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI – Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, continues to push a $300,000 beach development project at Brandywine Bay without the authorisation of the Town and Country Planning Department.

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