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June 14th, 2019
UPDATE: No agreement reached with NCL on release of berths- BVIPA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands is still in negotiations with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) over the releasing of unused berths.

May 22nd, 2018
TPP has the 'No 1 bathrooms in the Caribbean’ - Disney Cruise Line

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “A lot of people judge where they are by the bathrooms and I’ve got to tell you, you’ve got the Rolls Royce of bathrooms right there in the Pier Park.”

October 29th, 2015
Gov’t could face legal action over port project delays

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The many delays that the Ports Development Project has been facing have no doubt been costly. However, the most costly could be if the 15-year-berthing agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Disney Cruise Line is scrapped if Government fails to meet the completion deadline.

April 29th, 2015
Cruise Line wants ‘BVI’ not generic Caribbean experience

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- His message was short but very clear. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the expanded cruise pier on Wickham’s Cay I, Tortola this morning, April 29, 2015, Mr Colin Murphy, Senior Vice President, Destination and Port Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Limited urged the Government of the Virgin Islands to never lose focus on the product the territory is offering tourists, which is a unique one as compared to the wider Caribbean.

October 30th, 2014
'Full year of Cruise ships from April 2015' – Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Taxi operators yesterday heard that there was one good thing that all the cruise liners have indicated to the Government team that attended a caucus in St Martin recently was that Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney, the European Groups among others, which was that their customers have indicated through surveys was that they want to come to the Virgin Islands perhaps more than many other places in the Caribbean.

March 7th, 2014
Edmund Maduro brands new political parties as crooks!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Edmund Maduro has lashed out at the Territory’s leadership and has accused leaders of today of taking Virgin Islanders in the wrong direction, away from freedom and into bondage.

February 17th, 2014
Legal issues in Berthing deals can only be settled in the USA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Yet another blow has been dealt to the people of the Virgin Islands by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith as citizens continue to review the recent controversial Berthing Agreements signed last month.

February 7th, 2014
Controversial Berthing Agreement was not registered as at 2 pm today!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One week after the media disclosure of the ‘Preferential Berthing Agreement’, which was signed by the Government of the Virgin Islands with Disney Cruise Lines (DCL) and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) on January 17, 2014, it was not available for access by the public as at 2 pm today, February 7, 2014.

January 20th, 2014
VIslanders to ‘benefit tremendously’ from cruise deals – Hon. Vanterpool claims

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the signing of two 15-year preferential berthing agreements between the National Democratic Party (NDP) government, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Disney Cruise Line (DCL) last Friday, January 17, 2014, observers will be examining the resulting dynamics closely to assess some of its promised benefits.

January 18th, 2014
VI inks preferential 15-year berthing agreements!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Ports Authority inked 15-year deals with Disney Cruise Line (DCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) yesterday, January 17, 2014, which offered preferential berthing rights to the two companies and guarantees the Territory over 400,000 passengers starting in May 2015.


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