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August Monday Parade comes off with 42 entries

- but lack of participation noted
Tortola Dance Project showing the crowd their moves. Photo: VINO
Limping Jack from way back. Photo: VINO
Limping Jack from way back. Photo: VINO
Limping Jack from way back. Photo: VINO
Limping Jack from way back. Photo: VINO
The One Mart troupe making their way to Rita Francis Festiville. Photo: VINO
The One Mart troupe making their way to Rita Francis Festiville. Photo: VINO
Former Chairman of the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Marvin 'MB' Blyden. Photo: VINO
Former Chairman of the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Marvin 'MB' Blyden. Photo: VINO
Tortola Dance Project. Photo: VINO
Tortola Dance Project. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Ryan Geluk of the Rotary Club of Road Town. Photo: VINO
Ryan Geluk of the Rotary Club of Road Town. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Rotary Club of Tortola was adjudged the winner of the Float Competition. Photo: VINO
Barack and Michelle Obama! Photo: VINO
Barack and Michelle Obama! Photo: VINO
The BVI Heritage Dancers entry. Photo: VINO
The BVI Heritage Dancers entry. Photo: VINO
The BVI Heritage Dancers entry. Photo: VINO
The BVI Heritage Dancers entry. Photo: VINO
Former legislator Eileene L. Parsons was part of the BVI Heritage Dancers entry. Photo: VINO
Former legislator Eileene L. Parsons was part of the BVI Heritage Dancers entry. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
ZUMBA Fitness 'Dance Party'. Photo: VINO
ZUMBA Fitness 'Dance Party'. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
The main judging area at the August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
The main judging area at the August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
Street Kings added some 'volume' to the August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
Street Kings added some 'volume' to the August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
Rad March Champions, VIBE. Photo: VINO
Rad March Champions, VIBE. Photo: VINO
Rad March Champions, VIBE. Photo: VINO
Rad March Champions, VIBE. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton at the August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton at the August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
August Monday Parade 2016. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a poor response to participation in the Annual August Monday Parade and concerns whether there was even going to be one this year, the event was pulled off somewhat yesterday, August 1, 2016 after some last minute entries that saved the day.

The small number of participation was still noted, however, and it took some stretching out of the troupes and other entries for the parade, which had the usual late start, to last over two hours.

Entries included One BVI, One Mart, Tortola Dance Project, Government Troupe, Zuma Fitness Dance Party, BVI Heritage Dancers, Rotary Club of Tortola, Limping Jack from way back, Majorettes, Shimmer and Sheen Klassique, VIBE, Intrigue Dancers, Kids Play, Elite Sky Dancers and Relentless.

There were some 42 entries, showing again that participation continues to dwindle from year to year.

Spectators noted too that the costumes were not elaborate and the explanation given is that many of the entries decided to support the event at the last minute and did not have enough time to focus on anything extravagant.

A positive for all, including the many persons that lined the roadway to get a glimpse of the parade, is that the inclement weather subsided just in time for the annual event, a highlight of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.

Results

The winner of the Floupe competition was Rotary Club of Tortola, followed by Extropixganza ‘N’ and All A We Is One.

The float competition was BVI Heritage Dancers with ‘Education the Foundation’, while the winning Majorettes were Fetenique.

For dance groups, Klassique was named the winner, followed by Tortola Dance Project and Zumba Fitness Dance Party.

Meanwhile, the DJ of the Road title went to TRIBE while VIBE took its third consecutive Road March title.

11 Responses to “August Monday Parade comes off with 42 entries”

  • Lastis (02/08/2016, 13:10) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well sah bvi gone to the dogs big time
    • wellsa (02/08/2016, 18:13) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
      It was a nice parade, the gaps has improved a lot. What some people have to understand government does not pay you to participate, they help you with assistance. These owners have to go out there and get sponsors and do fundraising, so stop balding when you talking nonsense.
  • Waziaire (02/08/2016, 13:50) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    I was glad there was a parade considering we thought there might not be one. Many voiced their views:
    1) It started so late that many people were angry and tired and some went home without seeing it.
    2) We only need government to pay for 4 days of Festival, after that communities can fund their own on the days they want it.
    3) With government only doing 4 days, that extra money they were wasting for 12 days of Festival can now restart our Agriculture week, which is sorely missed and needed.
    4) For next year let's be organized, respectful, fun and on time for once. 3 hours late is unacceptable and a insult of our time and patience.
    5) For the rest of the days activities, let there be PEACE!
  • voter (02/08/2016, 14:27) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    BVI T-shirt festival. At least Kenny-T's should have made a good haul
  • dissapointed (02/08/2016, 16:44) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank God I will be there to see the Horse Race. After traveling to Tortola from St. Croix I was very disappointed with your parade participation and your very long delay. As a racing fan I decided to come over one day in advance.
    You guys need to improve your act. But on the up side the people of the BVI were very friendly and the food amazing. Start planning for next year from now.
  • watching (02/08/2016, 18:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you cant be on time ... dont have the parade. This angers everyone. Those entries who like to be cool and show up late need to be refused entry . They wont be late again.
  • VERY Concerned (02/08/2016, 20:18) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    another weak turn out hope election come fast fast
  • dem say (03/08/2016, 09:13) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    VINO where is the 42 parade entries? I looked and looked and I saw maybe 5. You all need to stop it. Everything in the Virgin Islands going to the dogs. The premier and his government will go down in history in as the worst ever!
  • jouvert (03/08/2016, 10:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Perhaps if you did not have Jouvert going straight into the parade more people would participate and it would start on time.
  • Congrats Kishma. (03/08/2016, 18:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    In spite of. U pulled it off nice.. U have a few rude ass bad apples don't know how to talk to people in ur committee need replacing..Proud of u Kishma..Not because u need help, get good and respectful people.


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