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December 7th, 2017
UPDATE: Big ships will return by end of 1st quarter of 2018 – Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said that the usual bigger cruise ships that frequented the territory prior to the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, are not likely to return before the end of the first quarter of 2018.

January 16th, 2017
UPDATE: Taxi driver in Slaney accident critical

SLANEY, Tortola, VI – The driver of the taxi mini bus involved in the collision at Slaney, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday January 15, 2017 is in critical condition.

November 22nd, 2016
Slight scare as Safari vehicle hits side of road on Joe's Hill

JOE'S Hill, Tortola, VI- Tourists heading to Cane Garden Bay were given a slight scare when the Safari vehicle they were in ended off the road on Joe's Hill around noon today, November 22, 2016.

August 29th, 2016
Increased fares; more police presence needed to curb ‘rushing’- Taxi Drivers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of rushing back and forth to the beaches with tourists could be addressed if taxi fares are increased and there is greater law enforcement presence along the various tourist hot spots, two taxi operators have opined.

January 17th, 2016
5 tourists on 2 Tortola beaches narrowly escape drowning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was last week Monday January 11, 2016 that our newsroom received several phone calls about two serious incidents that could have plunged the Virgin Islands and its tourism sector into a negative light.

December 7th, 2015
Safari vehicle with tourists in collision @ Long Trench

LONG TRENCH, Tortola, VI- Just a day after a bus transporting tourists to Cane Garden Bay became involved in an accident, killing two and injuring 18, a safari vehicle transporting tourists along the road at Long Trench became involved in a collision.

December 6th, 2015
Only tourists lives matter to two Sr Gov’t Officials?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a bizarre twist, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of Virgin Islands News Online, Mr Julian Willock, called our newsroom to angrily complain about a phone call he received today Sunday December 6, 2015.

October 27th, 2015
Tourists injured in accident at Pasea

PASEA, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that two tourists were injured in a vehicular accident around 1:15pm today October 27, 2015 at Pasea on the main island of Tortola.

March 23rd, 2015
‘Brace for more trouble when cruise pier re-opens’ – Concerned residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are trying to conceptualise the reality that will hit when the Cruise Pier re-opens next month as they said issues of overcrowding at safety at the beaches were not taken into consideration by government in their planning.

January 10th, 2015
UPDATE: BVIPA reacts to pressure from taxi operators!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was just this week that our newsroom was flooded with calls from taxi professionals operating on Wickham's Cay I, close to the Cruise Ship Pier, about how they were being treated as a result of the Ports Development Project.



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