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2014 ushered in with 'showers of blessings'

Many of those who chose not to be in the traditional church setting at the break of the new year or in their homes with loved ones, could have been found at bars, eating houses, resorts and other social settings. Photo: VINO
Mr Nigel Fountain (left) and his son were among those patiently awaiting the hour. Photo: VINO
Mr Nigel Fountain (left) and his son were among those patiently awaiting the hour. Photo: VINO
The hundreds that gathered at the bars and dinners that stretched along the beach at Trellis Bay patiently awaited the usual fireworks display amidst the statues of moko jumbies and the unique fire balls. Photo: VINO
The hundreds that gathered at the bars and dinners that stretched along the beach at Trellis Bay patiently awaited the usual fireworks display amidst the statues of moko jumbies and the unique fire balls. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
VI Welcomes 2014. Photo: VINO
TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Across the world and home in the Virgin Islands (VI), people of all nations, colour and creed wrote the memories of 2013 in their history journals and opted to usher in 2014 in different ways.

Many of those who chose not to be in the traditional church setting at the break of the new year or in their homes with loved ones, could have been found at bars, eating houses, resorts and other social settings.

Here in the VI, our roving cameras found two of the main places for persons to be - Captain Mulligan’s at Nanny Cay and Trellis Bay at Beef Island. At the time of visiting Captain Mulligan’s, it was yet a few hours before the stroke of midnight, but a number of persons had already gathered and were in the spirit of sharing good wishes and cheers in their social setting.

Mr Nigel Fountain and his son were among those patiently awaiting the hour. “It’s me and my son and we will be welcoming in the New Year together. 2013 was what it was, it’s gone we are optimistic of the year ahead and we wish everyone in the world just what they wish for themselves, hope it’s all good,” he told Virgin Islands News Online.

Just about one hour prior to the break of the New Year, persons were not yet found at the few clubs along the way. Persons were also beginning to gather at Mala’s West Indian Delights but the traffic was all bound for Trellis Bay and we followed.

On arrival, the usual scene prevailed at Trellis Bay and according to some, the traffic swell had surpassed that of 2013. Parking was a major challenge with vehicles encroaching on both sides of the road despite the valiant effort of police officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

The hundreds that gathered at the bars and dinners that stretched along the beach patiently awaited the usual fireworks display amidst the statues of moko jumbies and the unique fire balls. While there was the usual boom box musical entertainment, ‘Boss’ and the Showtime band kept the crowd going with live music.

“5, 4, 3, 2, 1” was just what patrons were waiting to hear, and as those words were sounded over the microphone by Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman, the fireworks lit the beach front and persons everywhere could be seen hugging, shaking hands, kissing, dancing, embracing  and even crying as they shared New year’s cheers.

But the celebrations were cut short with heavy downpour of rains which many called, “showers of blessing.”

“This is going to be a year with many changes. Good changes will come we just have to be focused and claim what we want. Rain is a sign of prosperity and blessing and that’s how 2014 is starting. Farms are going to flourish, the land is going to be fertile and our lives will be blessed abundantly,” said Mellisa Soonarine.

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