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January 19th, 2018
TB Lettsome Airport will be placed in hands of private investors- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island could be placed in the hands of private investors as the National Democratic Party (NDP) seeks to forge ahead with the controversial project despite challenges to it.

January 18th, 2018
More licks rain on ‘heartless’ NDP Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “You do not get the impression that they are people centred. You can’t in my opinion…put your interest in things. You have to put your interest in people. The things that you do must first impact the interest of the people of that country,” stated former Permanent Secretary and Businessman Mr Carl Dawson in referring to the draft recovery plan document released by Government late December 2017.

January 9th, 2018
NDP Gov't allocates 33% of Recovery Plan $$ for controversial airport project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even before the destructive hurricanes, Irma and Maria of September 2017, the public, the Opposition, media and even elected members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government had opposed the Airport Runway Expansion Project at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island going ahead as they felt the Territory could not afford it at the time and that there were many other priority areas that needed addressing first.

July 4th, 2017
U-turn! Airport expansion needed now to boost tourism- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On previous occasions, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, was in support of the airport runway extension project at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, being delayed and stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) could not afford such a project; however; during his address at the 2017 Territorial Day celebrations, the Opposition leader, for the first time expressed his support for the airport expansion to start now.

April 3rd, 2017
Too much silence on CCCC negotiations- EG Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Is it ninth day on this whole talk about preferred bidder CCCC (China Communications Construction Company). Suddenly we are not hearing anything from this government about this whole airport expansion project.” This is according to radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro.

March 1st, 2017
Voting for budget is leaving the altar with your sins- Hon Fahie to backbenchers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Not totally convinced that the backbenchers, who told the House of Assembly (HoA) they were against the airport runway extension project being done now, would vote against the 2017 budget which has included funding for the controversial project, Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told them they needed to put their mouth where their money is by voting against the budget.

February 28th, 2017
‘I am not for airport project now’- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two other members of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) have gone against their own government’s policy in public.

February 24th, 2017
Hon Christopher slams Premier Smith, ‘Economy not robust!’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first day of the Budget debate held on February 23, 2017 for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration spending bill had high drama, suspicion and theatrics, not even William Shakespeare in many of his writings could have properly described.

February 23rd, 2017
Hons Maduro-Caines & Christopher object to airport project now!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a bomb shell move that sent shockwaves to the government front bench and the supporters of the National Democratic Party (NDP), the normally reserved and soft-spoken Sixth District Representatives Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines came out swinging against the 2017 Budget.

February 7th, 2017
‘We have not selected a Chinese company for airport project’- Neil M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith has sought to clarify that ‘China Communications Construction Company’ (CCCC) has not been awarded any contract as yet for the extension of the Terrance B. Lettsome Airport runway on Beef Island.


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