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“Investors gonna be afraid of the BVI,” Vanterpool warns

July 31, 2014 | Comments: 0
Some foreign investors see the British Virgin Islands as a territory that is not friendly to them, resulting mainly from past utterances by some members of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party as well as the controversy surrounding projects such as the cruise pier development, said Works Minister Mark Vanterpool. “The confidence of people in this...
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Imprison me for three years, woman reportedly tells police

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A woman who allegedly used a rock to damage a man’s rented vehicle following an argument has told the police that she would readily spend three years at Her Majesty’s Prison for the crime, the prosecution claims. The revelation was made in the Magistrate’s Court when the accused, Diana Watkins, turned up to answer to…

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John Leonard is dead, Vanterpool claims during call for alleged impersonator to come forward

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Blasting an online new site which he said reported that he is corrupt, Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool has publicly called for information regarding the whereabouts of John Leonard, who is said to be the Marketing Executive and General Manager of Advance Marketing and Professional Services – the parent company of Virgin Islands…

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I would be the first imprisoned if there was corruption, Vanterpool says regarding pier project

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Noting that he would be the first to be imprisoned if the cruise pier project had corruption involving him, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool on Tuesday declared that he will not stop the multi-million dollar development as a result of concerns raised by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), adding that the Opposition which heads the Committee…

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Fahie under fire, declares he was not the only author of damning cruise pier report

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Opposition legislator Andrew Fahie, for the second straight sitting of the House of Assembly, has been prompted to made declarations regarding his role on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the territory’s parliament. In the House yesterday, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool suggested that it was Fahie who wrote the controversial PAC report which highlights several…

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PHOTOS: Call made locally for peace in Gaza, prayer

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“When you get a chance, pray,” a member of the BVI Islamic Society beseeched persons in the BVI during a march against the atrocities taking place in Gaza, due to a civil unrest between Israel and Palestine in the Middle East. More than a thousand people have been killed in the latest round of violence….

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Update

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PRESS RELEASE: Swimming wrapped up for the BVI team on Sunday with some very credible performances all round. Amarah Phillip had personal bests in all her 3 three races. In the 50m Freestyle, Amarah placed 42nd overall with a time of 28.95 improving on her previous personal best which was 29.18. In the 50m Butterfly, she…

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PHOTOS: Soca frenzy and positive message kick off emancipation festivities

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Come out with your money and leave your weapon; that is the message sent out to persons who will indulge in the 60th emancipation festival celebration. Iris Freeman, the veteran vendor in whose honour the Road Town leg of the events has been named this year, made the appeal on Monday evening at the official…

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Gov’t changes press-muzzling bill following pressure from the governor

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Roughly four months after passing the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Bill (2014), the British Virgin Islands government has been pressured into amending a clause that could have criminalized persons who publish leaked government information even in the public’s interest. From all indications, it was outgoing Governor Boyd McCleary whose concern sent the National Democratic Party…

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New boss at Digicel; Delcan Cassidy moves to Miami

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Conor Looney has been announced the new Chief Executive Officer of Digicel BVI, replacing Declan Cassidy who will move on to head the company’s Miami-based operations. The company, in a statement Tuesday afternoon, stated that Conor brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles in the Caribbean and Europe. He was relocated from Digicel…

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Jenny walks free in knife-wielding case

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Dominican Republic national Jenny Valdez has been freed after the prosecution offered no evidence regarding a case in which she was accused of brandishing a knife and assaulting a woman during an argument over a man. Valdez was facing charges of common assault and being armed with an offensive weapon. In the Magistrate’s Court on…

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Burglar tells court his girlfriend pays his bills – electricity, water, food

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A 19-year-old burglar, who was questioned at lengths about how he pays his monthly bills since he was unemployed, wasted no time in telling the court that his girlfriend takes care of everything. Jamari Lucien made the revelation when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday, and pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and…

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No similarity between cruise pier project and BiWater, argues Christopher

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Fifth District representative Delores Christopher has dismissed claims that there are similarities between the troubled BiWater project under the previous Virgin Islands Party government, and the controversy now surrounding the cruise pier project in Road Town. Claiming that persons with blurred vision are the ones who see similarities between the two projects, the government legislator…

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