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March 2nd, 2016
'H.L. Stoutt is the reason the cruise pier is there today' - Dr Allison C. Flax-Archer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Committee heading up the commemorative activities to mark the death anniversary of former Chief Minister H. Lavity Stoutt has called on citizens and residents of the territory to come out to the activities given the great contribution he made to the Virgin Islands and its history.

November 7th, 2014
‘Too much interference in the taxi business!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that there is too much interference in the taxi business and said operators will be placed at a disadvantage with the cruise pier being located in the heart of the city of Road Town.

April 25th, 2014
“We are breaking ground” – Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool continued to hit at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by Opposition VIP Leader Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE when he and several others signed the $30.7ML contract for the moving ahead of the Cruise Pier Development Project.

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 23rd, 2013
UPDATE: Protest action awaiting police permission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Organisers are currently awaiting feedback from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) with regard to whether they will receive permission to proceed with what has now evolved into a protest motorcade on issues related to the economy and current cruise pier development negotiations.

January 24th, 2013
Crafts Alive mêlée: Vendors cry of indifferent treatment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Crafts Alive vendors have expressed outrage at the apparent inequality that seems to exist after having been asked to remove from vending at the cruise ship pier area while others seem to boldly continue at the location.

March 28th, 2012
Tortola Port Partners & Gov’t sign HoU for improved tourism product

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The tone for immediate discussions regarding the development of the cruise ship pier, the land side and improvements to Road Town has been set with the signing of a Heads of Understanding (HoU) between the Government of the Virgin Islands and Tortola Port Partners Limited.

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