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'Big impression!' as VI shines @ CARIFESTA XIV

- Delegation being led by Culture Minister, Hon Natalio D. Wheatley
The team made up of 18 persons includes poets, Fashion Designers, Disk Jockeys (DJ), Musicians, Visual Artists and craftsmen amongst others, are currently flying the territory’s flag high at the exchange which will see thousands converse in the Twin Island Republic to showcase culture. Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze VI
Minister of Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7). Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze BVI
Minister of Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7). Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze BVI
The VI delegation at the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIV on August 16, 2019. Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze VI
The VI delegation at the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIV on August 16, 2019. Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze VI
Described as an “exchange of creative flows,” amongst Caribbean countries, the event has evolved and transformed over its forty-six-year existence with its genesis as the Festival of Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1952. Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze VI
Described as an “exchange of creative flows,” amongst Caribbean countries, the event has evolved and transformed over its forty-six-year existence with its genesis as the Festival of Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1952. Photo: Facebook/Lets Fuze VI
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, WI – “We going to make a big impression on Trinidad and the whole CARIFESTA,” were the words of Minister of Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as part of the ‘BVI Strong’ delegation currently representing the Territory at the CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago.

Speaking via a Lets Fuze VI social media video released late Friday evening, August 22, 2019, Hon Wheatley and several others in the Virgin Islands (VI) delegation moved to express their excitement and enthusiasm of being a part of the 2019 delegation.

According to the Minister, the team made up of 18 persons includes poets, Fashion Designers, Disk Jockeys (DJ), Musicians, Visual Artists and craftsmen amongst others, will be flying the territory’s flag high at the exchange which will see thousands converse in the Twin Island Republic to showcase arts and culture.  

Networking tops agenda

Education Officer Mrs Janice George-Harris out of the Ministry of Education and Culture commenting on the visit said, “We’re really excited about what we’re going to be doing here, in Trinidad, we’re excited about our exposure, networking we’re going to have different designers… we have presenters, we are really excited about being here and doing exceptionally well.”

Tortola-based fashion designer Kristin Frazer, “I’m really excited to be at CARIFESTA, this is my second time in Trinidad for CARIFESTA, and ofcourse I’m looking forward to networking meeting new people, seeing old friends meeting new friends, having a great time promoting the BVI.”

Another fashion designer Akeem Stanley, in echoing similar sentiments said he was looking forward to the networking opportunities and building connections.

Creative Exchange

Literary artist Kamaal T. Lettsome said he was looking forward to the poetry as well as the masterclasses along with documenting the entire experience while the rest of the teams were unable to hold back their excitement.

CARIFESTA XIV will run for ten days until Sunday, August 25, 2019, having started yesterday August 16, 2019. 

Described as an “exchange of creative flows,” amongst Caribbean countries, the event has evolved and transformed over its forty-six-year existence with its genesis as the Festival of Arts in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1952.

4 Responses to “'Big impression!' as VI shines @ CARIFESTA XIV”

  • pat (18/08/2019, 07:13) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    Myron would have been to big to travel with the group

    I like minister showada he is so humble
    • Heh... (19/08/2019, 10:08) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      If you can't say something good, don't say anything at all. Stop using the people's computer for nonsense.
  • Drumer (18/08/2019, 10:29) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is good. Huge congratulations to HON Wheatley for finding it in his schedule to travel with the team.

    Just one or two articles down Mr. Walters mentioned about putting our (people in the spotlight) hope he doing mean only those who want to sing about shake them A$$ in jams but people in general who have something to offer. Here we have a group of talented BVI athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs etc on the front row of the BVI yet where’s the support? Why this is ain’t trending?

    We the BVI have a mentality that’s having a physical impact on our community each day and playing blind to it. To much petty reasons especially of the hearsay is our biggest downfall. If we truly endorse each and everyone of our people who's about uplifting we have a stronger community. Jamaica understand it very well. We can’t be scared to show love and support.
  • foxy (18/08/2019, 11:42) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    When the vip is in the bvi shine


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