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July 29th, 2015
Sistah Joyce takes third Calypso Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Gorda calypso sensation Sistah Joyce (born Joycelyn Searles) put in two solid performances to seal a third successive Emancipation Festival calypso crown at the Patsy Lake Festiville in Road Town, Tortola.

July 29th, 2015
UPDATE: Showtime Band boycotts Road March 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online had reported on July 23, 2015 that eight-time VI Road March champions Showtime Band was uncertain for this year’s Road March and can now confirm that the popular band will not feature in this year’s competition.

July 29th, 2015
‘Patsy C. Lake deserving of Festival honour’ – Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has hailed the selection of VI royalty Mrs Patsy C. Lake as this year’s Festival honouree for her contribution to the annual event over so many years and her involvement in several other important areas.

July 28th, 2015
‘Rename Peebles Hospital to honour Dr Smith!' – Patsy C. Lake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This year's honouree for Festival 2015 Mrs Patsy C. Lake has called on the government of the Virgin Islands to give Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith his "flowers" while he is around to appreciate them by naming the new Peebles Hospital after him.

July 28th, 2015
Tino regains Groovy Soca Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After winning the first ever Groovy Soca Monarch in 2013, Martino ‘Tino’ Marks lost the title in 2014 but rebounded this year to reclaim his title with the song Ah Begging on Sunday July 26, 2015.

July 28th, 2015
Bunji, Faye Ann threw it down!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a soca throw down last night July 27, 2015 at the Patsy Lake Festiville when soca mega stars out of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Faye Ann Lyons and her husband and musical partner Bunji Garlin lit a fire under the feet of the hundreds in attendance and had persons gyrating.

July 27th, 2015
Dr Pickering warns against demise of traditional family

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) made a case for the preservation of the nuclear family in the face of forces seemingly seeking to displace this with something else to the detriment of the society.

July 27th, 2015
All-local line up gave inspirational performance @ Gospel Fest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As a fitting way of starting this week of Festival activities, Gospel Fest 2015 got underway at the Patsy Lake Festiville in Road Town last evening July 26, 2015 and saw an all-local line up of Gospel performers who all delivered.

July 26th, 2015
UPDATE: From ‘tomboy’ to Miss Jr BVI: Kiarah Moolenaar

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- It is a fact that pageantry on a whole allows contestants to develop and improve on many areas of their own personal lives, including self esteem, communication skills, general knowledge, and even learning to walk with high heels as in the case of newly crowned Miss Jr BVI 2015 Kiarah Moolenaar.

July 23rd, 2015
Booth holder says Kishma A. Baronville doesn’t listen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the start date for the commencement of the Emancipation Festival activities draws closer, there is a flurry of activities at the Festival Grounds in Road Town where the Patsy Lake Festiville is being set up.

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