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February 18th, 2017
Repeat cruise visitors disappointed to see ‘tent city’ gone!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tortola Pier Park Limited (TPPL) land side development celebrated one year on Tuesday February 14, 2017 and Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) said the investment was “worth it” and that Government wants to make sure “guests enjoy” it.

November 30th, 2016
Crafts Alive is dead!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Mark (Hon Mark H. Vanterpool), he don’t do nothing for us. All that comes out of his mouth is Tortola Pier Park. Nothing about Crafts Alive,” an expression of frustration from Crafts Alive stall holder Irma Smith.

April 14th, 2015
Crafts Alive vendors accuse taxi operators of misleading tourists

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A number of Crafts Alive vendors are upset with what they referred to as misinformation being fed to cruise passengers allegedly by taxi drivers and which they say is affecting business.

May 8th, 2014
Vehicular access blocked to rear of Crafts Alive Village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A recent blockade established in front of a pathway near the rear of the Maria’s by the Sea hotel that previously offered vehicular access to the back of the Crafts Alive Village has created a stir.

April 4th, 2014
Crafts Alive vendors faced with eviction!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that several occupants of the Crafts Alive Village may be forced to vacate the premises after being handed notices threatening to remove them recently.

August 20th, 2013
UPDATE: RT oil spill cleanup proving costly- Source

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When officials made their initial response to the August 15, 2013 oil spill that resulted in the contamination of the drainage system from the Road Town pump station to Craft's Alive Village, they knew that they had a costly and urgent situation on their hands.

April 25th, 2013
Hard questions from Opposition VIP for today's April 25 HOA sitting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - The eight sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands should be informative when it meets today, Thursday April 25, 2013 assuming the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government answers the questions.

February 4th, 2013
‘One or two people can’t spoil the party’ – Hon. Vanterpool on cruise pier vendors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While he has explained that he sees no defiance in the actions taken by vendors at the cruise pier area, Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool insists that the vendors will ultimately be removed from the area to accommodate a planned cruise pier park.

November 20th, 2012
UPDATE: Crafts Alive Village opened for business

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Original crafts alive vendors opened their doors today November 20, 2012 for business at the new Revitalized Crafts Alive Market.

November 5th, 2012
Embarrassments in Our Capital

By Donald E. de Castro

According to Wikipedia, Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by others or revealed to others... Usually some amount of loss of honour or dignity is involved. It is similar to shame, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable rather than

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