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West End port to reopen by mid-November, Vanterpool claims

Works Minister, Mark Vanterpool.

A mid-November reopening date is being projected for the West End port facility which has been closed for more than a year now.

Works Minister Mark Vanterpool made this promise – the latest among a number of others – during the NDP’s radio programme this week.

“We are doing some things right now with a temporary building that we are putting down there … We are working towards that and we want to see it open at least a little while before Christmas so that we can have the traffic to St Thomas coming back up with passengers to the West End port area,” Vanterpool said.

The port is now only being used to accommodate private traffic.

Vanterpool had said months ago that government would erect a semi-permanent structure at the West End port by late-April or early-May.

That was the second promise from the minister in relation to a suitable structure arriving at the port.

The minister first promised to erect a temporary structure in December 2017.

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  1. Clock says:

    Mid November what year?

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    • White Elephant says:

      Our leader is still trying to spend $300m of our money to get an extension to our runway that his $7.2 M airline didn’t even need to have to land on. Didn’t we learn a lot from Orlando Air? Why did we have to wait 14 months for the new building? This is a national blemish.

  2. Third promise says:

    his word means almost nothing.

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  3. ndp heckler says:

    should we take his word?

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  4. What!!! says:

    Fix the pot holes that are still in the coast road before you open the port.

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  5. Rubber Duck says:

    And Santa Claus will be coming down your chimney soon after.

  6. Diaspora says:

    Is this another under delivered promise? The MCW words mean nothing at this point; credibility shot. He has been over promising and under delivering on this project for over a year. The NDP “less” mehson. A year after Hurricane Irma devastated the West End port facilities the NDP government is still hobbling to put in a place a temporary facilitiy. What is so hard and complicated in acquiring and installing some portable or preengineering buildings? Should we hold our collective breaths for a November 2018 reopening of the West End Port?

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