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November 7th, 2013
VIslanders should be frustrated with pier project – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Julio S. Henry believes Virgin Islanders should all be frustrated with what has been happening with the Cruise Pier Development Project.

November 5th, 2013
$3 million for TPP piles despite not having trade license-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a statement released late Friday afternoon, November 1, 2013 by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. The Honourable D. Orlando Smith in response to the Auditor General’s (AG) damning report on the Ports Development Project, the Leader of Government Business claimed that the report was related to the Heads of Understanding Agreement and he sought to “set the record straight on a number of issues”.

October 29th, 2013
Premier in no position to give answers – Sam Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While noting that he is willing to wait for something effective to be done, talk show host, Julio S. Henry believes Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith is currently in no position to provide solutions to the problems facing the territory with the cruise pier debacle.

October 28th, 2013
Commentator chides Opposition for silence on cruise pier issue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show host, Julio S. Henry has questioned the apparent silence of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and also that of some government members on the issue of Carnival Cruise Line cancelling calls to the Virgin Islands for the latter part of 2014 and beyond.

October 23rd, 2013
Is the VI caught in competition war with cruise liners?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As discussion rages on the latest debacle surrounding the cruise pier development project, talk show host Julio Sam Henry is contending that much of the jostling over berthing agreements with the government is simply about competition between cruise liners.

October 18th, 2013
Premier dodges questions at press conference!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith was insistent that his government had nothing to hide when it came to negotiations regarding the cruise pier development project.

October 18th, 2013
Hon. Vanterpool gets scorching rebuke from Taxi & Livery operators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Anger and outrage were some of the emotions that filled the air as Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool received a scathing round of criticism from several taxi drivers last evening, October 17, 2013 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

September 27th, 2013
NDP Gov't scraps negotiations with Tortola Pier Partners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a statement sent to selected media houses earlier today, September 27, 2013 the Government of the Virgin Islands announced it is no longer in negotiations with Tortola Pier Partners on the proposed expansion of the Road Town Cruise Pier Project.

August 22nd, 2013
Premier: Economy still robust; businesses have to adjust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith has insisted that he is sticking to his claims that the economy is robust amidst layoffs and business closures while noting that the issue was a relative one.

March 19th, 2013
Premier Smith says negotiations transparent in cruise pier development

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has sought to shed some light in relation to negotiations for the Cruise Pier development project, assuring that all negotiations and subsequent decisions were made in a transparent manner.


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