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July 31st, 2019
Gov't successfully re-negotiates for increased cruise calls to territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Referencing an increased push to address shortfalls in the local tourism industry, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that at least two major international cruise partners have committed to increasing calls to the territory for the 2019/2020 cruise tourism season following successful re-negotiations.

December 4th, 2017
Disney Cruise Line skips VI for St Maarten until April 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands being “back on its feet and open for business” brand by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not being bought by everyone, including a major cruise line that will not be heading to these ports until April of next year.

May 19th, 2014
‘We are at a disadvantage’ - Commentator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Julio Sam Henry believes that residents of the Virgin Islands, particularly those involved in the business of the cruise industry, are now at a disadvantage following the signing of berthing agreements between the government and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Disney Cruise Lines (DCL).

February 14th, 2014
People not being told the truth! – Edmund Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following weeks of speculation about what details were contained within the preferential berthing agreements signed between the Government of the Virgin Islands, the BVI Ports Authority and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Disney Cruise Line (DCL), members of the public were finally granted access to the documents last week.

February 5th, 2014
Claude Skelton-Cline vs Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool: Who to believe?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a late Friday evening on January 17, 2014 when most of us were getting ready to socialise that the National Democratic Party Government inked what they told us was a 15-year deal with Disney Cruise Lines (DCL) and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL).

October 28th, 2013
VIslanders will still look to government for assistance – Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has argued that despite cries by certain sections of the population against government’s planned pursuit of a $15 guaranteed head tax from Disney Cruise Line (DCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) passengers, Virgin Islanders will still turn to government in times of need.

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.


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