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Award & closing ceremony set for 8 pm tonight – Lynette L. Harrigan

-to be followed by fireworks display @ 10:00 pm
Public Relations Officer of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Ms Lynette L. Harrigan assured this news site that tonight's August 9, 2014 awards and closing ceremony to mark the end of Festival 2014 will be done ahead of the 10:00 pm time set for the fireworks display. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Ms Lynette L. Harrigan assured this news site that tonight's August 9, 2014 awards and closing ceremony to mark the end of Festival 2014 will be done ahead of the 10:00 pm time set for the fireworks display.

According to Ms Harrigan they are aiming for an 8:00pm start at the Iris Freeman Festiville in Road Town.

She also said the fee for this evening is $10.

In a recent press release they gave the details of the fireworks and close out show for Festival 2014.

Press Release:

“The skies over the British Virgin Islands will come alive with brilliant colours lit by crafty fireworks on the night of Saturday August 9, 2014 as the curtains come down on the festivities which marked the diamond jubilee celebrations of emancipation in the BVI.

Set for a 10pm start persons are encouraged to position themselves at strategic areas for the best scenes of the fireworks which will fire off from a barge in the vicinity of the Cruise Ship Pier at Road Town.

Those strategic points include the Queen Elizabeth Park, Central Administration Complex, Road Town Jetty, CSY Dock, Jean Hill, Fort Hill and the Paul Wattley Drive.

The BVI Festival and Fairs Committee recommends that persons gather by 9:30 pm at those points and others of their choice which are deemed safe.

The Diamond Jubilee finale/last lap on August 9th at the ‘Iris Freeman Festiville’ [will feature] Iwer George, A-Team Band, “The Voice” winner Tessanne Chin along with the 2014 Road March Champion. It would also be the night for the presentation of prizes and awards.”

7 Responses to “Award & closing ceremony set for 8 pm tonight – Lynette L. Harrigan”

  • END (09/08/2014, 16:58) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
    Just cant wait for the mess to end
    • End 2 (09/08/2014, 18:46) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      I agree with you. To celebrate our emancipation is soo expensive, might as well we do not celebrate it. I remember the days when emancipation celebrations at the village was free, NO ANYMORE. Seems we enslaving ourselves to the mighty dollar bill now. What
  • Eh? (09/08/2014, 18:45) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    I am a visitor and it seems after paying all these entry fees in support of festival the police comes in and shuts down the venue. Hasn't anyone informed them that this is the 60th a jubilee celebration ? Will this happen tonight?
  • xxxxxxxx (09/08/2014, 19:50) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    They cheated the road march and Miss Bvi we should boycott the closing
  • On target (09/08/2014, 21:10) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ eh, you are not no darm visitor so don't try to pretend you are. Yes it is the 60th but it's still the BVI festival. There are those of us who will go out and party non stop while there are those of us who will choose to stay home and enjoy the quietness of our homes so our rights to that should be respected as well. Therefore there should always be a cut off time. You just cannot expect to play music all night into the wee hours of the morning non stop. The 60th does not permit you to do that. The police have all right to shut it down after a certain time
  • Fire works (09/08/2014, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So um....yeah....about these fireworks -- are they ever going to start??
  • Fireworks (09/08/2014, 22:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Would like to know if they cannot start one event on time. It is after 10 pm and the fireworks display has not started. Fed up and ready to go back home.


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