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Carrot Bay Fest marked by 'Tradition of Celebration' – Marvin Blyden

A tradition of celebration has always marked the Carrot Bay segment of Emancipation Festival activities, according to Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Mr Marvin
Chairman of the Carrot Bay Festival Committee, Mr Stuart Donovan took the opportunity to invite youngsters to get involved in activities that would help to keep the VI culture and heritage alive. Photo: VINO
Chairman of the Carrot Bay Festival Committee, Mr Stuart Donovan took the opportunity to invite youngsters to get involved in activities that would help to keep the VI culture and heritage alive. Photo: VINO
First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie urged that the celebrations should be marked by great respect for the fore-parents of today’s Virgin Islanders as they fought hard for their freedom. Photo: VINO
First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie urged that the celebrations should be marked by great respect for the fore-parents of today’s Virgin Islanders as they fought hard for their freedom. Photo: VINO
Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn said he found the Festival in Carrot Bay to be the most cultural of all events and felt that this was very important, particularly to the young people of the Territory. Photo: VINO
Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn said he found the Festival in Carrot Bay to be the most cultural of all events and felt that this was very important, particularly to the young people of the Territory. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
Carrot Bay Cultural Festival activities on August 8, 2013. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – A tradition of celebration has always marked the Carrot Bay segment of Emancipation Festival activities, according to Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Mr Marvin "MB" Blyden.

The Chairman thanked a number of persons for their support and contributions including members of his Committee and the community at large during the opening of the Benito Potter Festiville at the Carrot Bay Community Centre ground last evening, August 8, 2013.

Chairman of the Carrot Bay Festival Committee, Mr Stuart Donovan took the opportunity to invite youngsters to get involved in activities that would help to keep the VI culture and heritage alive. “I’m basically saying it’s time to pass the baton on,” he said jokingly.

First District Representative Hon. Andrew A. Fahie urged that the celebrations should be marked by great respect for the fore-parents of today’s Virgin Islanders as they fought hard for their freedom. “Make sure that you sit your children down and they understand it,” he stated.

“Make sure that you pass on the legacy that our fore-parents fought for, which is one of respect, honesty, dignity and respecting each other along with yourself but most of all respecting God,” he added. The First District Representative also asked that members of the community ensure that they leave the Territory better than they met it so that future generations can go ahead and do greater things.

Meanwhile, Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn said he found the Festival in Carrot Bay to be the most cultural of all events and felt that this was very important, particularly to the young people of the Territory.

He congratulated the people of the Virgin Islands for having what he deemed a very safe Festival thus far and said this trend will continue with the Carrot Bay leg of Festival celebrations.

Today, Friday August 9, 2013 will see the staging of "culture races", including the traditional and usually hilarious donkey races. Later in the evening will be the stage show featuring artistes such as Destra Garcia and Planet VI (Rock City).

11 Responses to “Carrot Bay Fest marked by 'Tradition of Celebration' – Marvin Blyden”

  • senior (09/08/2013, 08:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    well done Fahie, Stuart, Anthere and the entire comittee all locals BAM
  • xxxxxxxx (09/08/2013, 09:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go CARROT BAY!
  • Loose Waistline (09/08/2013, 12:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree carrot bay got real culture because most of the people from there are local and indigenous
    • @ Loose Waistline (09/08/2013, 18:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Never thought of it that way but you are so right..10 thumps up!!!!
  • Turtle Dove (09/08/2013, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    MB aint notice he is the only man in a tie?
  • Georges Alley Observer (09/08/2013, 14:27) Like (0) Dislike (33) Reply
    Carrot bay Cultural fiesta? When did this started? Why was it started? Should be celebrated during Christmas time. Seems like a gravy train gone wild to me. August Wednesday after East End village close that used to be the end of festival till the next year. Wow.
    • CB4 Lyfe (21/08/2013, 17:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you were really a Georges Alley Observer you would never be asking these questions. You would have known when it started, who started it and who all continued with the tradition to bring it to what it is today. Christmas is celebrated at christmas time not Festival celebrated at christmas time!
  • . (09/08/2013, 15:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Andrew is sitting with the debble.
  • Tourista (10/08/2013, 08:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    All,
    Much respect for this important festivile. Donkey races were fun, entertainment good, an nice people having good time. Only wish the music turn down the bass, it is way too loud and can hear all the way to long bay. Couldn't sleep all night so loud, till 3 AM even. Have respect for others in the island, turn down the bass.
  • same here (12/08/2013, 07:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are at the same place. Saturday night the music went until 5 AM!


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