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Anegada Lobster Fest 2013 in living colours-Video Exclusive

Local photographer John F. Black has captured the exciting moments and scenery on video of one of the BVI Tourist Board's successful events for the year- Anegada Lobster Festival 2013. Image. John. F. Black
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Where do people go for the best lobster in the Caribbean? The Virgin Islands (VI) is still the place! Our beautiful archipelago is where globetrotters and international food lovers have discovered the most tasty, succulent catch of the sea: the Anegada spiny lobster!

The beautiful clear waters surrounding the island of Anegada are filled with these colourful crustaceans and the Virgin Islands welcomed the world on November 30 and December 1, 2013 to taste the coveted seafood of lobster.

While for the past two years the BVI Tourist Board has had its fair share of criticism for not doing this and that in moving the sector forward, one must give them credit for hitting the ball out of the park on the first annual Anegada Lobster Festival.

The two days [November 30- December 1, 2013] all around Anegada was the high point of the celebration of the VI fishing and seafood heritage and magnificent seafood industry.

The event, which was an eclectic mix of moving from restaurants to restaurants to both taste and purchase the sweet dishes of the Anegada lobster, was one of the best experiences for both locals and visitors alike.

What was interesting, and still many may be shy or ashamed to confess, is that for many locals and residents this was their very first trip to the flat island of Anegada.

Notwithstanding, the many persons were very entertained as they partied on the beach where Anegada restaurants and beach bars served additional plates of lobster, seafood and Caribbean inspired dishes. The party continued into the night with music and entertainment as the only thing missing was the moonlight.

Whether they came to the most Northern Island in the Virgin Islands’ archipelago for the 2013 Lobster Festival by ferries, airlines or charter yachts, the experience of the flamingoes that grace the shores, the enormous conch shell mound, the friendly rock iguanas, the Anegada stunning aqua blue beaches and more were the same for all.

Before you click on the video and see the skillful work of local photographer John F. Black, have a seat and read these words from poet Fitzisaac Maliya paraphrased and rewritten by this news site:

Anegada spiny lobster absolutely appetising
spiny lobster absolutely tantalising
The way it makes your stomach jump at its mention
The way it melts on your tongue when you go to taste it
The way the mouth waters at its mention or sighting
The uncontrollable breathing for some impatient people
As the Lobster is prepared the intensity of its appeal
The race to the table to secure a seat at the many spots
The enjoyment as the Anegada
spiny lobster passes down the throat
With a nice cold drink to wash it down with
How quickly everyone disappears at the sight of empty dirty dishes
Sea Food absolutely appetising
spiny lobster absolutely tantalizing! 

Anegada Lobster Festival from John F Black Films on Vimeo.

35 Responses to “Anegada Lobster Fest 2013 in living colours-Video Exclusive”

  • JACK BE STILL (11/12/2013, 13:57) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is great vino kudos to Mr. black
  • MENACHETUT (11/12/2013, 13:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    excellent video work....truely superb
    • long look me come form (11/12/2013, 18:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Given what John accomplished here no reason for the BVITB to go forgin
    • Sure bet (11/12/2013, 18:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Never understood the appeal of this event until I watch this vidio...out the box yall
  • TOO SMOOTH (11/12/2013, 14:03) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boy John Black... You have taken this Photo Business to another Level !!!!!! AWESOME PHOTO AND EDITING WORK !!!!!!!!!!
  • A Fahie (11/12/2013, 14:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    • GoonSquad (11/12/2013, 22:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      B V Islanders are too gullible, it's time to start thinking with your brains, and not your feelings. SMH
      • @ goonSquad (12/12/2013, 06:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Some ah you tola ppl so daawn negative and jealous …congratulations to both john, the Tourist Board, the people of anegada and vino on a job well done!!!!
  • Sam (11/12/2013, 14:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply


  • DIVA (11/12/2013, 15:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    • True DIVA (12/12/2013, 03:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Please find another moniker to use. And why are you shouting?
  • don # (11/12/2013, 15:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good work good work
  • :) (11/12/2013, 16:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    nice work! the event looks like it was very entertaining!
  • Please Get it Right (11/12/2013, 16:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Love the potential of these VIslands I really hope those that are chosen to lead get it right. Its a really beautiful place and if the cost of living is reduced the VI will be an amazing place to live and raise a family.
  • cay (11/12/2013, 17:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    for once of I am proud of the tourist board and the ndp if they had anything to do with lobster fest..and oh good work JFB
  • kevin (11/12/2013, 18:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Obviously this is first rated work go Boy!!!
  • mother hen (11/12/2013, 19:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    joe black jammi
  • missing (11/12/2013, 19:33) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    seems John just went to the Big bamboo and passed through a few other places but didn't bother with the back of the island.
  • one eye roster (11/12/2013, 21:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hats off to Mr. Black and the Tourist Board. The only issue is some people want the event in one spot but the usual selfish Anegada ppl
  • black boy (11/12/2013, 22:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ever here the adage, "never too late for a shower of rain"?
  • farmer brown (12/12/2013, 04:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very well written article too big up to all
  • Village Girl (12/12/2013, 12:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This thing is just an excellent piece of work…. good going Mr. Black
    • resdient (12/12/2013, 15:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree but they have to address the thing all over the place get it centralized
  • shame.... (12/12/2013, 13:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The event looked great, I wish I could have made it. JB I see even more work in your future, very good video.
  • Janet Williams (12/12/2013, 13:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    how can i get in touch with the producer of this video?
  • To Janet Williams (12/12/2013, 14:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • voter (12/12/2013, 21:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I must say bvi tb got something right after 2 years but it’s not enough to save the wicked ndp
  • open wide (13/12/2013, 17:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow I aint missing this next year
  • roll with me (14/12/2013, 01:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very well written article kudos
  • visitor (15/12/2013, 13:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looking forward to next year
  • AC 360 (15/12/2013, 17:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No doubt this video is a big hit good woke Joe black
  • Release (15/12/2013, 19:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a fine piece of writing and reporting! Thank you. I'm going to save it.
  • My $0.02 (17/12/2013, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do not get carried away as John Black is not the only one in the BVI that does this kind of work!!!

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