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May 18th, 2019
Cruise Lines commit to 1000 Jobs Initiative - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the launch postponement of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has assured that the programme is still on track and revealed that several major companies are already lined up for the government partnership.

January 30th, 2019
Walwyn thrilled at return of Royal Caribbean to VI

FAHIE HILL, Tortola, VI - Less than one month before 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI), Royal Caribbean Cruise Line—which had ceased calls to the destination—has given indications that they are ready to return.

October 1st, 2017
866 St Croix residents leave for US on 'Mercy Mission' cruise ship


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) residents lined the Frederiksted Pier on Friday morning, September 29, 2017 waiting to board Royal Caribbean’s Adventures of the Seas cruise ship on a “mercy mission” trip to Florida. Over 860 persons were accommodated, according to Governor Kenneth E. Mapp.

April 6th, 2017
Carnival & Royal Caribbean to return to VI- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two major cruise lines-Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean- are slated for a comeback following a three-year pull following a move by the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to sign preferential berthing agreements with Norwegian and Disney cruise lines.

December 22nd, 2015
USVI signs 10-year agreement with Royal Caribbean


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) has signed an agreement with the second largest cruise line in the world, Royal Caribbean, solidifying the business relationship between the two parties and bolstering the cruise industry in the territory for the next decade, a press release VIPA issued on December 22, 2015 makes known.

October 30th, 2014
'Full year of Cruise ships from April 2015' – Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Taxi operators yesterday heard that there was one good thing that all the cruise liners have indicated to the Government team that attended a caucus in St Martin recently was that Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney, the European Groups among others, which was that their customers have indicated through surveys was that they want to come to the Virgin Islands perhaps more than many other places in the Caribbean.

April 3rd, 2014
Two killed in Royal Caribbean cruise ship accident on St.Kitts

Times Caribbean

BASSETERRE, St Kitts - Two men tragically lost their lives in an accident involving Royal Caribbean’s ‘Independence of the Seas’ on St.Kitts on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 . Reports are that The two men apparently were assisting with the unberthing process of the cruise vessel when it overturned while the ship was pulling out of port.

January 26th, 2014
UPDATE: Royal Caribbean cruise cut short after more than 600 are sickened

(CNN) -- A 10-day Royal Caribbean cruise ship will return two days early after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, the cruise line said Sunday.

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.

October 18th, 2013
Hon. Vanterpool gets scorching rebuke from Taxi & Livery operators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Anger and outrage were some of the emotions that filled the air as Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool received a scathing round of criticism from several taxi drivers last evening, October 17, 2013 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.


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