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

July 30, 2014 | Comments: 5
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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    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 ...

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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Smith takes election campaign to the BVI

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Moleto Smith and his running mate Hubert Frederick have traveled to the British Virgin Islands (BVI), trying to drum up support for their candidacy ahead of Saturday’s Democratic Party primary in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI). Smith is vying for the post of Governor while Frederick is seeking to become Lieutenant Governor or Vice…

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CCT is back at Carrot Bay!

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PRESS RELEASE – The 60th celebrations have officially started with no shortage of events as CCT officially signs on for what promises to be two major days and nights of the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta. Residents and visitors alike look forward to the annual Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta, a highlight of the BVI Emancipation Celebrations…

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Arbitration Act to take effect in October

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The Arbitration Act (2013) will come into force in the British Virgin Islands on October 1, according to a statement from the government. Coupled with the extension of the New York Convention earlier this year, it is expected to usher in a modern era for the territory in domestic and international arbitration, or dispute settling….

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Money missing following police seizure, lawyer suggests

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The attorney representing Cayma Nibbs raised eyebrows in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday when he questioned the whereabouts of roughly $10,000 cash that he said went missing from his client shortly after he was nabbed and charged for failing to declare money. Attorney Stephen Daniels told the court that, when the police held Nibbs on…

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Female cop claims Brandon George bragged about beating police

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A police inspector has testified that she witnessed when Brandon George assault police officer Marvin Robinson, and even boasted that he injured the cop during a scuffle. “Me? I ain’t get no injuries. Is he (Marvin Robinson) get injuries; I ok,” Brandon boasted on the day, according to the Inspector Simone Brewley. She made the…

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Record turnout at Gospel Fest

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The Festival Village in the territory’s capital was transformed into an oasis of praise and worship on Sunday night as what is said to be a record crowd turned out for the eighteenth staging of Gospel Fest, produced by the Dr. Melvin Turnbull-led Heritage Month Committee. Jamaican artiste Judith Gayle, in particular, rocked the venue…

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INSPIRE BVI: The vendor who works on radio, Viola Wattley

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Dodging the scorching afternoon sun, Viola Wattley sat inside her well stocked shop at Craft’s Alive Village in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Forty-five years ago, when she packed her belongings and left her Basseterre home in St Kitts, she had absolutely no clue she would have been in the BVI for so many years….

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TPP was not bankrupt, declares Vanterpool

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Works Minister Mark Vanterpool has declared that Tortola Port Partners (TPP) was not bankrupt at the time the government virtually awarded it a multi-million dollar contract to develop the cruise ship pier in Road Town. His declaration comes days after Opposition member Andrew Fahie, in the House of Assembly, quoted newspaper reports which he said…

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I gave it my all, says first winner of Miss Jr BVI

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Tichina Penn created history on Sunday night when she emerged winner of the inaugural Miss Junior BVI Pageant held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Tortola. The 23-year-old emerged the victor after snatching the trophies for best swimwear, best black and white affair, best talent, best evening wear and most intellectual. She was…

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REGIONAL: Antigua leader wants free movement of goods in OECS

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has said that the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) should consider unrestricted circulation of commercial goods within the grouping. Speaking as outgoing OECS Chairman Saturday, Browne also told the opening of the of the 59th meeting of the OECS Monetary Authority and…

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Statement by Mark Vanterpool

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The following is a full statement by the Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool, regarding what he describes as the incomplete and inaccurate conclusions of the reports recently done by the Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee. My fellow Virgin Islanders and residents, allow me to commend and support our wonderful team in…

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