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2015 ushered in traditionally

-GRATE BVI Music Alliance’s Luciano and Friends in Concert was new addition on Tortola
Welcoming the New Year Luciano with the message to a sizable crowd at the Multi Purpose Complex, Road Town, Tortola on January 1, 2015. Photo: VINO
Patron at Trellis Bay ushering in the New Year. Photo: VINO
Patron at Trellis Bay ushering in the New Year. Photo: VINO
Some members of an East End church in merriment. Photo: VINO
Some members of an East End church in merriment. Photo: VINO
Nothing like a game of domino on New Years morning. Photo: VINO
Nothing like a game of domino on New Years morning. Photo: VINO
The accident at Beef Island that marred the fun for two sets of people on New Years morning. Photo: VINO
The accident at Beef Island that marred the fun for two sets of people on New Years morning. Photo: VINO
Alliance band at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Alliance band at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Back-up singers at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Back-up singers at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Take patrons through the paces at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Take patrons through the paces at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Members of the GRATE BVI Music Alliance at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Members of the GRATE BVI Music Alliance at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Drastic performing at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Drastic performing at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Sister Joyce performing at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Sister Joyce performing at the Luciano and friends in concert. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
Scene at Trellis Bay. Photo: VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
New Years morning scene around Tortola. VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With just a few persons present to kick start the night’s concert, the GRATE BVI Music Alliance was confident that the dawning of the New Year event would achieve its intended outcome, praise and blessing in a new way in the early morning hours of January 1, 2015.

As the morning matured so did the crowd and, while it was not that as big as anticipated, the over two hundred that turned out had nothing but a great show with the messenger Luciano, Sister Joyce, Drastic, the Alliance Band and the others who performed before and after the presence of this news site. 

But the traditional event and spots like Foxy’s at Jost Van Dyke, Trellis Bay, and the many churches had no less than the usual crowds. 

At Trellis Bay, Beef Island, the masses flocked to see the fireworks as they enjoyed the music of several music sets and bands at several of the bars there. It was the spot dominated by a large number of tourists who chose to break the New Year on these shores. 

On the stroke of midnight, fireworks lit the skies at Trellis Bay, as hugs, kisses, fisting, raised hands in praise and various forms of merriment saturated the area. 

Some churches rang their bells and sent out praise to their God, whoever they perceived him to be. This news site also witnessed some church members of an African church in the East End area taking to the church's frontage singing and dancing after church was over and the masses had left. 

But it was hardly fun, merriment and family time for officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) as some had the daunting task of attempting to control traffic while others had to be recording accidents. 

Shortly after the midnight hour, two vehicles took the unenviable record of being involved in the first motor vehicle road accident in the VI for 2015. Fortunately, however, there was no evidence of physical injuries to occupants of the vehicles. 

The accident occurred along the Beef Island Road in the vicinity of the entrance to the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport.

24 Responses to “2015 ushered in traditionally”

  • bull frog (01/01/2015, 10:23) Like (13) Dislike (33) Reply

    NEW YEAR SAME B#LL BUT NDP MUST GO!

  • economist (01/01/2015, 11:52) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    People no money to spend on fun no more, need the basics first. Maybe 2015 better?
  • wize up (01/01/2015, 12:38) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    digicel has loads of money; pual made sure he got paid!!!!!
  • ... (01/01/2015, 13:06) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    Luncino flopped
    • the predictor (01/01/2015, 21:33) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      No surprise really. What fool going there on old years night when there was so much other action. Whoever the promoters were they are clueless
  • sense (01/01/2015, 13:58) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why would anyone hold a reggae concert on new years eve when people already have their customs? Most people either go the Foxys, Trellis or Church. Some people go to Church first to ring in the year, then head out to a place of their choice. With Trellis, Foxy, VG, Bamboshay, Latin jams etc. all either Free or for under $20. Why would anyone spend $30 to hear Luciano to ring in the new year? They should have held this jam end of January and it would have been sold out.
    • @sense (02/01/2015, 07:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @sense I will agreed with you 100%. This ain't something I would have clearly done. If the group do take notice of this. .. it will be worse problem...
    • .... (02/01/2015, 13:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sense, you were spot on.
  • jack frost (01/01/2015, 15:18) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply

    the boy from jam... was looking money from digicel( need to keep gas in the lexus)

  • vip (01/01/2015, 16:11) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Knew it would Flop teach Boss and Paul a lesson Good Or Evil !!!!!!!
  • xxxxxxxx (01/01/2015, 18:23) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply

    hahahahahahah hehehehehe tis another flop they aint like P@*l he stoel the artieste from another group...

  • for real (01/01/2015, 19:54) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply

    Don't interfere with traditions, you suport them
    Foxys does his thing, Trellis Bay does their thing
    That big mouth Ja..... boy, goin fool of boss with his crap.

  • school child (01/01/2015, 20:44) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply

    That boy is nothing but a crook you see him there. He take what he can get for himself and don't care how the rest of the bills get paid. Just back in November he was working with some for an event and the fee was to be $3,00.00 and he told the individual the original fee but the organizers who he was to be helping out he told them the guy could only pay $1,500.00 and he pocketed the other $1,500.00. When the even didn't come off he had to find the $1,500.00 to pay back the individual. He also scammed another vendor by taking $250 for sponsorship for an event up in July and he didn't give the individual any airtime in sponsor and to top it off he had to get a tent and put the man to sell on the side of the road under a tent. He is cr**k and people need to see his true colours. He came here as a b@*ber and he acting like he is all that and can get anything but he can't get jack. He telling a friend of his that he can get anything done because he knows people in authority but all he got for his friend was not being allowed back in the country. He is a big time sc@*mer and he needs to be made public so that everyone can see him for his true colours and have him deal with and take him off that high hill he put himself on and also for calling down our Government and our own local people.

  • ok (01/01/2015, 23:18) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    The Luciano show was surreal ... nice vibes
  • lesssss (02/01/2015, 01:54) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    That band with Sweeney in it less sah
  • my personal view (02/01/2015, 08:15) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    The artist is a good artist..Luciano is a wonderful artist.
    What's 100% wrong.
    my personal issues.
    1) timing The timing of planning should never happen gain. Point blank.
    2) The venue, it's just unnatural.
    3) The sound, just wasn't right (But I witness them trying really hard to fix it)
    4) The VIP section, What VIP section? Waste of money, could have spent $30.00 and stay on the ground level as I was all night.

    it's hard and just a waste of time to complete against traditional events In a small place.

    Personally. If this set for the end of January, or for Marley Birthday bash it would have sold out.

    For trying I applaud them, but pre-think, your move before you actually move.


    Wish you the best in the future, don't quit, just proper and better planning. The advertising was not a problem, the problem is the date chosen. I personally think.

    Best
    Gumption
  • DE dunce. (02/01/2015, 09:29) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

    Boss,You is allowing Dat Greedy Ja.... boy to school you! The alliance is a cover for a more sinister plan. Don't mix HD with the alliance that is as dumb as can get! When you looking for G he will be long gone!

  • Ok Then! (02/01/2015, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can we please have some proper fireworks??????????? Cant the Government or we the public help???? The kids look forward to it and when you take them its always a disappointment!!!!! That thing lasted two seconds this year and it was horrible! Since the man that did it died, it has never been the same... that is just sad..
    • VG (02/01/2015, 16:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Go to the Virgin Gorda, lasted about 5 mins.....
    • Fireworks (04/01/2015, 06:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lasted over 8 mins in the east end area. It was spectacular as usual, I think it was compliments of the Chalwell Family. Two nights of fireworks.
  • sense (02/01/2015, 20:35) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Take out the NDP and you will see what will happen. Whose hands can we trust to get better results. The other party members have not come forward as yet; how could we be so ungrateful.


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