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September 5th, 2018
Are numbers bogus? Vanterpool claims cruise ships to bring in $100M annually by 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The credibility of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is at zero and everything they say, according to critics, must be 'fact-checked' because of their history of deliberate misinformation.

September 4th, 2018
Hon Vanterpool struggles to justify $40M overrun on Pier Project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), insists that the $85M spent on the Tortola Pier Park in the Capital City of Road Town, Tortola, represents a good investment and that the perceived overruns in the cost, is due to the inadequate designs originally pursued.

July 21st, 2018
Ex Ports Director Alfred A. Henley doled out $2.1M in unauthorised contracts-Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- National Democratic Party (NDP) officials continue to engage in unauthorised spending daily, resulting in millions of dollars going out the door.

March 26th, 2016
VG water woes embarrassing to me - Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On the eve of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival this weekend, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said he was embarrassed about the water situation on Virgin Gorda and called the issue of water in the territory his biggest challenge as Minister.

November 28th, 2013
VIP/Opposition member districts got shafted under NDP- Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the last general elections of 2011, the now ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government ran on a platform that “no districts would be left behind”.

October 15th, 2013
Is the NDP practicing the rules of the jungle?-Hon. J Alvin Christopher asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lashing out at the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration for what he described as a lack of respect for him as the representative of the Second District, veteran politician with well over 18 years in Parliament Honourable J. Alvin Christopher has given a stern warning to the Dr Smith administration as to how he is being treated by ministers of government.

December 3rd, 2012
Territory has to honour Biwater contract- Hon. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool says the Territory has an obligation to honour the controversial Biwater contract and that Government has been working closely with Biwater officials to assist them to reach their contractual obligations.

November 24th, 2012
UPDATE: Claude Skelton-Cline approved to head BVI Ports Authority!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online some two weeks ago, Claude Skelton-Cline has been earlier this week approved by the Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith’s Cabinet to become the Managing Director of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority.

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.

May 29th, 2012
Should Gov’t buy solar water heaters & LED lights for residents?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the demand for energy continues to rise and in an effort to reduce the Territory’s dependency on fossil fuel, Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark Vanterpool is proposing that government purchase solar water heaters and LED lights for residents which they will repay for over a period of time.



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