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July 24th, 2012
Hon. Fraser to pepper Government with questions in HOA!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On July 24, 2012, the eight sitting of the first session of the second House of Assembly or Parliament of the Virgin Islands was held.

July 23rd, 2012
No smelly festival - RT sewerage overflow diverted to ghut

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The occasional sewerage overall in Road Town on the James Walter Francis Drive will not affect revelers and patrons for the 2012 August festival as a precautionary measure has been taken with a diversion being made to the main ghut in the area.

July 19th, 2012
Gov’t asked to reconsider cruise pier expansion!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With public discussion and debate ongoing on the proposed $75 million cruise pier expansion project in the Virgin Islands (VI), some residents are asking Government to reconsider the project which will only have finances injected by a foreign entity, to include local or Government partnership.

July 18th, 2012
C&W Minister suffering from “fatigue”, says Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the middle of a topic that can be regarded as the most popular topic in the Virgin Islands (VI), the cruise ship pier expansion project, host of Speak out BVI, Doug Wheatley stated that although the Hon. Mark Vanterpool is doing a good job as ‘point man’ he seems to be suffering from fatigue.

July 16th, 2012
Cruise ship pier project is not a loan – Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since the public announcement on June 27, 2012 of the $75 million project to develop the Road Town cruise ship pier and its surroundings, there have been numerous concerns raised by residents regarding the foreign investment in the project and the likelihood of it being a burden on the Virgin Islands.

July 9th, 2012
Hon. Vanterpool: SSB money is for the pensioners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Just because we might have the Social Security Board money down here that does not belong to us, that belongs to the pensioners,” declared Minister for Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool at the recent House of Assembly Sitting during his debate on the motion to review the Protocols for Effective Financial Management that was signed between the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

July 9th, 2012
VI’s tourism product "refurbishing" for business – Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After some time of drought in the tourism and financial sectors, host of the local popular radio talk show that airs every Thursday night, Cromwell Smith sees hope in the future for the Virgin Islands (VI) and forecasts further success with developments that are forthcoming in the tourism sector.

July 5th, 2012
“Been there done that - Humble Beginnings” - said Hon. Vanterpool [Photoslide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, V I - “I have been where you are today. I have been through many difficult times and I speak for myself in saying that I came from a time of humble beginnings,” said Hon. Vanterpool while speaking to the 2012 Mighty Scatliffe graduating class.

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