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February 18th, 2017
Repeat cruise visitors disappointed to see ‘tent city’ gone!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tortola Pier Park Limited (TPPL) land side development celebrated one year on Tuesday February 14, 2017 and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said the investment was “worth it” and that Government wants to make sure “guests enjoy” it.

January 9th, 2014
UPDATE: Quality Taxi Stand vendors served notices to remove

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several sources have confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that vendors working at the Quality Taxi Stand area in the vicinity of the cruise pier dock were served notices to remove on January 7, 2014.

December 3rd, 2012
‘Tent City’ vendors deny defiance of removal order

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Craft vendors are adamant that there was no defiance on their part against the instructions of the Minister of Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool for them to remove structures set up for operations at the cruise ship pier in Wickhams Cay II.

November 22nd, 2012
Craft Alive Vendors anxious about ‘tent city’ removal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some vendors at the recently re-opened Crafts Alive Village expressed relief for being able to return to their livelihoods after being out of business for almost five months, others were more fixated on the notion that there will no longer be unfair competition between separate craft centres.

November 20th, 2012
UPDATE: Crafts Alive Village opened for business

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Original crafts alive vendors opened their doors today November 20, 2012 for business at the new Revitalized Crafts Alive Market.

October 31st, 2012
Pace of works, trade license difficulties frustrate vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prospective vendors of the Crafts Alive Village at a community meeting held with Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park last evening October 30, 2012 expressed frustration at the protracted length of time being taken to officially open the new Village.

October 30th, 2012
Update: Crafts Alive Meeting Venue changed to Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A release just submitted by the Ministry of Communications and Works announced that there has been a venue change for the proposed meeting with vendors of the Crafts Alive location in Road Town.

May 24th, 2012
MC&W officials mum on Craft Alive project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since announcing his grandiose plans on April 2, 2012 for the vendors of “tent city” to be relocated to Craft Alive Village, it has been difficult to get an update from the subject Minister, Hon. Mark Vanterpool.

February 10th, 2012
'Tent city’ vendors will not be chased away – Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The vendors adjacent to the cruise ship dock, an area that goes by the moniker ‘tent city’, will not be chased away until an amicable agreement has been reached between the Ministry for Communications and Works and the vendors.

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