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February 1st, 2020
New In-Transit Lounge opens @ T.B. Lettsome International Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Four persons were the first to be officially processed through the new In-transit Lounge at the territory's main airport, the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

November 23rd, 2019
VG Airport runway resurfacing complete

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The Virgin Gorda International Airport is scheduled to re-open on Monday, November 25, 2019, following the completion of its annual maintenance programme and runway resurfacing.

February 19th, 2019
TB Lettsome Airport is closed; Malfunctioning generator blamed

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Sometime before 12:00 Noon today, Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the power went out at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

February 7th, 2019
Anegada airport closed again

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - The Captain Auguste George Airport on Anegada has this morning Thursday, February 7, 2019, closed once again.

October 3rd, 2013
No fight between UK and VI Gov'ts – Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a recent exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online, Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool sought to dispel claims that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has been having a strained relationship with the United Kingdom (UK) government and that the UK had a hand in the discontinuation with negotiations with Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) over the Cruise Pier Development Project.

June 1st, 2013
Missing link, free enterprise, and Virgin Islands Airport Politics

By Dickson Igwe

Is privatization the way forward for the Virgin Islands economy? Big government is one of the bogeymen affecting Virgin Islands commercial and economic progress negatively. The very large size of the public sector is a weight on free enterprise. This story looks at the airport development model, and suggests that privatization or part privatization of certain public assets is the solution to weaning the country off the public sector and creating a new commercial dynamism.

December 4th, 2012
UPDATE: Igwe fires back at alleged ‘anti-globalisation’ detractor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Dickson Igwe has fired back at a detractor, reiterating his position that globalisation clearly needed to be embraced by VIslanders in order for the Virgin Islands (VI) to move forward.

April 2nd, 2012
Are airport taxes going to increase?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A decision will be taken on increasing passengers and airport taxes when Government is in possession of all relevant information pertaining to the expansion of the Territory’s main airport at Beef Island.

January 23rd, 2012
No need to immediately expand airport- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Now that local carrier VI Airlink is authorised to fly in and out of US ports, Cromwell Smith believes that it is an opportune time for Government to step in to ensure the survival of the local enterprise and does not necessarily have to immediately expand the airport once VI Airlink is able to acquire the Embraer 170.


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