Premier's Office
Release Date:
Friday, 3 February 2017 - 12:20pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is pleased with the progress being made in improving air access to the Territory. Government acknowledges the significant role of journalism to society, and continues to engage media professionals in relation to the proposed airport development.

In a GIS release: “Preferred Bidder Selected To Develop TB Lettsome Airport”, dated December 27, 2016, Government announced it selected ‘China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) as the preferred Bidder for the project.

The release further stated that “Negotiations will now get underway with the preferred Bidder with a view to concluding a contractual agreement within 3 months which delivers the right outcome for the people of this Territory”.

While Government continues negotiations with CCCC, it is important to note that is only once those negotiations have come to completion, that Government can make a decision to award a development agreement. No contract has been awarded.

The people of the Virgin Islands can rest assured that Government is considering what is best for the future of the Territory, and that negotiations are being held with those considerations as a top priority.

Government will continue to update the public on the progress being made on the development of the TB Lettsome International Airport, through the Department of Information and Public Relations.

For future updates on the airport development, please visit and follow the Government of the Virgin Islands on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.