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March 21st, 2018
Anegada Express still grounded!

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- Anegada Express, which was grounded by the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) following its maiden trip on February 5, 2018, is expected to be given approval “in the next few days” to resume its public transportation service to Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

February 5th, 2018
Alfred A. Henley Out! as acting MD @ BVI Ports Authority

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that the Acting Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Mr Alfred A. Henley aka ‘Al’, is no longer working at the BVIPA, effective today Monday February 5, 2018.

September 28th, 2016
Claude O. Skelton-Cline wins Round 1; Lawsuit against NDP continues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was this news site that first and accurately reported that the contract for the former BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Managing Director, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, would not be renewed as it was blocked in Cabinet.

June 29th, 2016
Skelton-Cline vs NDP Gov’t starts behind closed doors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The court case between former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline and the National Democratic Party Government of Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith began today, June 29, 2016 in the Commercial Court of the Virgin Islands.

May 26th, 2016
Statutory Bodies struggling; Some may not be able to pay salaries

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word is that most of the state owned Statutory Bodies are struggling financially to keep up.

March 18th, 2016
Claude O. Skelton-Cline lawsuit heats up! Each Cabinet Member served!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was last month that the former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Claude O. Skelton-Cline filed legal papers to sue the Government of the Virgin Islands.

February 3rd, 2016
Skelton-Cline's contract the subject of Cabinet discussions- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) was yesterday February 2, 2016 non-committal regarding the renewing of Claude O. Skelton-Cline’s contract as Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA).

January 27th, 2016
Where is Claude O. Skelton-Cline? Why is he so quiet over Ports scandal?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the BVI Ports Authority Development Project corruption scandal reaches its peak with a whopping $82.9 Million price tag on a $45 Million project that was scaled back in the first place, one officer at the centre of it all is the former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

October 9th, 2015
More $$ needed? Ports project delayed again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “The delay in the completion of the dock itself is not going to impact significantly on the arrival of ships,” stated Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool on the almost two months delay of the initially set opening date for the cruise pier and land side development at Wickham's Cay I.

March 13th, 2015
Carnival Liberty first ship to berth @ new cruise pier on April 29, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), along with other government agencies, is getting ready for the official opening of the new cruise pier on April 29.



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