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November 21st, 2019
BVIPA records significant increase in revenue for last 10 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has shown a significant increase in revenue in less than a year, which confirms the continuous verbalised conviction of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration that the entity has the potential of being a major revenue earner once managed correctly.

August 26th, 2019
Disney Fantasy cancels call to VI as Dorian strengthens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Strengthening as it churns over the Eastern Caribbean, Tropical Storm Dorian—which could intensify to near hurricane strength by Tuesday, August 27, 2019—has already wreaked some economic havoc in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the region.

January 22nd, 2019
Wendell M. Gaskin is new Ports Board Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) forced him to retire, former Deputy Financial Secretary, Wendell M. Gaskin is back.

January 17th, 2019
Fmr Ports Boss defends TPP price tag

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Former Ports Authority boss has come out swinging against the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, specifically the Minister for Finance and Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), for allowing a “lie” to continue to be peddled in the public domain, surrounding a perceived $40M, cost overrun on the construction of the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).

November 23rd, 2018
Trefor A. Grant confirmed as Ports Authority Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - National Democratic Party (NDP) insiders with Honourable Myron V. Walwyn's (AL) wing, have confirmed with this publication that Cabinet agreed at its Thursday, November 22, 2018, meeting, to appoint Mr Trefor A. Grant, as the Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority for three years.

September 12th, 2018
Ports Authority seeks $5M more from First Caribbean Bank

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was in 2014 that the BVI Ports Authority obtained a $50 million loan from First Caribbean International Bank, to help fund the Ports Development project.

September 7th, 2018
St. Lucian Lenius Lendor is new Ports Authority Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is now no hope for Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, returning as Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Cabinet, has approved the recommendation of the entity’s Board of Directors, to hire St Lucian national, Lenius Lendor, to take up the post.

August 17th, 2018
Statutory Bodies like Ports Authority needs reining in—Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Nobody does what is expected, they only do what is inspected, and as such Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) is pressing for statutory bodies, such as the BVI Ports Authority to be held more accountable by the public.

August 14th, 2018
Akeem R. Pickering to be appointed BVI Ports Authority Deputy MD for 1 year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news desk from a senior National Democratic Party (NDP) Cabinet Official, is that local, Akeem R. Pickering, has been appointed Deputy Managing Director (MD) of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA), for one-year.

August 1st, 2018
Renamed; ‘NDP Drive By, Fool The People Time’—Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority and National Democratic Party (NDP) Candidate in the 2011 General Elections has lashed out against his former party, renaming the NDP's 'Drive Time,' to the “NDP Drive By Fool People Time.”

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