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UPDATE: Port Authority denies Lloyd K. Black assignment

-admits, however, that there have been “some discussions” between Port Authority & Black
The BVI Ports Authority is denying reports that former National Democratic Party (NDP) Minister for Education and Culture and reported campaign manager for their 2011 elections Lloyd K. Black is expected to take up a new assignment at the Ports Authority to oversee fund-raising for the landside development phase of the Cruise Pier Development Project. Photo: VINO/File
Both the Office of the Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) issued damaging reports regarding ports development project. It is the view of many that the concerns are serious enough to lead to persons being prosecuted under the law. Photo: VINO/File
Both the Office of the Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) issued damaging reports regarding ports development project. It is the view of many that the concerns are serious enough to lead to persons being prosecuted under the law. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Ports Authority is debunking a report carried on this news site earlier today June 24, 2014 which stated that Mr Lloyd K. Black is expected to take up an assignment with the Authority to head up a unit that will spearhead fund-raising for the landside development part of the Cruise Pier Development Project.

This news site's sources have again confirmed with us in a recent conversation that the information presented in our story was accurate and noted that the report stated clearly that Black was "expected" to take up the assignment.

However, in an emailed response to the article, Public Relations Officer of the BVI Ports Authority April T. Glasgow said that “[Lloyd K. Black] is not working at the BVI Ports Authority. There have been some discussions to have Mr. Black provide administrative support to the Cruise Pier Expansion Project team, but there has been no agreement/ contract signed.”

See previous article published on June 24, 2014:

Lloyd K. Black out from Bank! Now in at Ports Authority!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information just reaching our newsroom is that former National Democratic Party (NDP) Minister for Education and Culture and reported campaign manager for their 2011 elections Lloyd K. Black is expected to take up a new assignment at the BVI Ports Authority.

Mr. Black is expected according to this news site’s National Democratic Party sources to head up a unit to spearhead the raising of funds for the Ports Project landside Development.

Mr. Black’s last assignment was a senior officer at the National Bank of the Virgin Islands; however he abruptly left the bank last year and it remains unclear as to the reasons why. At one point he was also tipped to head the bank.

Mr. Black’s new assignment has not been made public.

This news site attempted to make contact with Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Claude O. Skelton-Cline for confirmation but to no avail. However when contacted today June 24, 2014 Ports Authority's Public Relations Officer April T. Glasgow promised to return a call to this news site with information on the appointment but this did not materialize up to post time.

Ports project has faced scandal with two damaging reports

It was last year that the Virgin Islands Auditor General Ms. Sonia M. Webster conducted her own investigations of the Ports Development Project.

One of the revelations in the Auditor General Report is that the developer recommended and approved by the National Democratic Party  Government, the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) Group, had named the BVI Investment Club as its local partner, page 11 (61).

The Auditor General's Report on the Ports Development Project unearthed corruption, conflict of interest, disregard for the laws of the Virgin Islands, unfair practices, undue influence in favour of one developer, disregard for the established tendering process and that no one looking was out for the interest of the people and taxpayers of the Virgin Islands, putting the people at a disadvantage.

In the recent Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) own report on page 31, 3 they agreed with the findings of the Auditor General's Report which were substantiated by the evidence furnished to the Committee during the Committee’s investigation of the project.

After the final PAC report was laid in the House of Assembly on Friday June 13, 2014 it became a public document.

38 Responses to “UPDATE: Port Authority denies Lloyd K. Black assignment”

  • ... (24/06/2014, 10:59) Like (26) Dislike (18) Reply

    well saw more r.. to mind cheese

  • ooooo (24/06/2014, 11:04) Like (49) Dislike (30) Reply
    the port authority is fast becoming a sanctuary for ndp's who were rejected
  • egg face (24/06/2014, 11:05) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    the beat goes on!
  • lordy (24/06/2014, 11:05) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every NDP working now!
    • the rock (25/06/2014, 07:10) Like (41) Dislike (20) Reply
      same when vip was in every vip was working..cant take the heat then get out of the kitchen!
  • disappointed (24/06/2014, 11:06) Like (163) Dislike (8) Reply
    I am so disappointed with the NDP government words can't describe. My further disappointment stems from the fact that they are continuing business in the same korrupt vein, and it appears that they are unstoppable. This leaves little to be desired for the rule of law from the Virgin Islands. Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos and the USVI right next door Korruption is fought vigorously and the perpetrators are prosecuted. There are consequences. Only in the BVI our officials operate openly and blatantly violate the laws of the land, and there are no consequences. They get up every day and conduct business as usual. What a place.
  • shaw (24/06/2014, 11:16) Like (178) Dislike (34) Reply
    Is the Ports Authority a club for calculating supporters? And why are they moving forward when there are so many questions? This project should be put on hold until they are answered.
  • me (24/06/2014, 11:31) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
  • pat (24/06/2014, 11:35) Like (7) Dislike (22) Reply
    well saw look trouble for me whats next for my lil lil country
    • pat (24/06/2014, 13:38) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      hi pat, pat, pat...
    • nike (24/06/2014, 15:01) Like (231) Dislike (2) Reply
      What is the trouble really? People are being hired everyday in Government from Mexico, Jamaica and other places, and we do not see that as trouble nor is it news worthy. Now that is "TROUBLE".
  • cay (24/06/2014, 11:38) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    no surprise here!!!
  • ann (24/06/2014, 11:48) Like (13) Dislike (16) Reply
    it is now clear that the NDP governmnt is incapable of runing the country could the UK help us from the onslaught.
  • Seen this Before (24/06/2014, 11:58) Like (13) Dislike (23) Reply
    When will we ever learn? another four years of NDP is not the answer.
  • --------------------- (24/06/2014, 12:01) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    it will be nice if crazy glue could be applied to glue this NDP mess back together.
  • Irony (24/06/2014, 12:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people of the BVI are now powerless to influence political outcomes in the BVI...lawd send help
  • non-stop (24/06/2014, 12:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord have mercy on us!
  • National Bank (24/06/2014, 13:09) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply
    We miss you Mr. Black!
    • credit (25/06/2014, 00:07) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
      You could dislike all you want it dont change the fact that we miss him.
  • long look me come from (24/06/2014, 13:26) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    He from here or guyana?
  • BRONZE NAZARETH (24/06/2014, 13:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    You see I like this you know why? People who know...KNOW this man sacrifice for this administration and they LOOKED OUT FOR HIM. THAT IS REAL STUFF...Kudos
  • ABC (24/06/2014, 14:39) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply

    First it was Scotia Bank, next it was The National Bank, now it is the Port's Bank. We have been calling on the Governor to step in BUT what about our elected representatives who are fuelling the cor.....on. Physician please heal thy self.

    • patience (24/06/2014, 15:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ABC, be patient. They're just giving the NDP enough rope to hang themselves. Hang tight.
  • Yes (24/06/2014, 15:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    Here comes the man r.t.

  • Hmmmm (24/06/2014, 15:20) Like (2) Dislike (17) Reply
    Jealousy have u all.
  • whisper (24/06/2014, 15:56) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nasty Dirty under the table double dealing. That is what NDP know. Russian black market oil will now flow.
  • fax (24/06/2014, 16:52) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    We all know the ndp history of lies
  • wize up (24/06/2014, 16:59) Like (14) Dislike (19) Reply

    We just enjoy beating up on our own people; so what if Black gets the job with the port authority; someone has to get the job done, should we call in some white blue eye boy for the a people we don’t know what the F#@k we really want..give the job to non bv islander we fuss, give the job to a bv island we still have f...&in@ ting to talk...WTF !!!!!!

    • lucky7 (24/06/2014, 18:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      You need to do what your name says
    • Sugar (24/06/2014, 20:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      real talk
    • @wize up (25/06/2014, 11:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I love your post! We hate each other so much that we have lost our senses in this little place. I didnt know Mr Black was tried before a jury and found guilty of certain crimes. We dont know what the Fruck-a-roo we want indeed. Thats why we will remain sheep going to the slaughter. Having no unity amongst ourselves, and fighting each other every step of the way. Let's continue and see how this country builds up.
  • Cat & mouse games (24/06/2014, 17:16) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    Oh wow there are u NDP cronies who will always back and support their c......t practices. All I can say is wow

  • Hang jury (24/06/2014, 17:37) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    U could not have choose a better post name, "Wize up". That's exactly what u needs to do, you need to wise up, seems like a damp blanket is pulled tightly over your head making it impossible for you to see and hear
    • BVI nice u hear (24/06/2014, 21:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @hang jury seem u a souesidal your so angry calm down were just looking out for the territory best interest breath in out ok don't jump we need your valid advise .............llllooooolllll
  • MUG SHOT (25/06/2014, 12:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    That picture looks like the m.g s..t of a c...ked politician

  • staff (25/06/2014, 19:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why lie and they done have his office
  • jtv (27/06/2014, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    God help us!

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