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April 5th, 2018
Ira L. Smith passes; VI’s first local Architect & Town Planner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hours after the Territory learnt of the passing of a former Deputy Governor, family, friends and the boating community were also gripped with the sad news of the passing of another son of the soil, former civil servant and businessman Ira L. Smith.

November 27th, 2017
Ex passenger boat ‘Mayflower’ still on waterfront; Powerful symbol of Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- September 6, 2017 is no doubt a date that will go down in Virgin Islands (VI) history. It was the day when the powerful Category 5 hurricane, Irma, wreaked havoc on the VI, leaving death, destruction, widespread looting and panic in the streets for food and gasoline.

October 10th, 2014
$5K fine for Colin Sinclair for failing to declare cash

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Colin Sinclair was fined $5,000 to be paid by January 30, 2015 or serve six months in prison when he appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday October 9, 2014.

May 29th, 2013
Crown offers no evidence against Thaxter in arms case

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown related that it would no longer offer any charges against Davin Thaxter in a firearm and ammunition case when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, May 29, 2013.

December 11th, 2012
Vessel forced to make emergency dock after taking water

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A vessel travelling to Tortola from Anegada was forced to make an emergency dock at Virgin Gorda after it began to take in water on the afternoon of December 11, 2012.

March 29th, 2012
Smith’s Ferry submits alternative departing schedule to Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Smith's Ferry Service has proposed that each week the three ferry companies should alternate the times they leave Road Town ferry dock for Charlotte Amalie, USVI, with the first ferry leaving at 6:45 am.

March 6th, 2012
Ferry gun ammo find: Crown in discussion with lawyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown and defense are in discussion to take a certain course of action regarding the two men implicated in the firearm and ammunition bust aboard a vessel belonging to Smith’s Ferry Service on August 11, 2011.

February 7th, 2012
Feb. 7: No six-day Tortola/Anegada Ferry service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 7, 2012 was announced by Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith as the day for the commencement of the 6-day ferry service from Tortola to Anegada, however, this is yet to begin and may not start until another two weeks.



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