By Natalio D. Wheatley
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Those who have over the many years contributed towards the development of horse racing in the Virgin Islands were highlighted by the Sugar Estate Museum in Lower Estate on Wednesday August 17, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Expatriates who show up with their flags in support of artists from their native land, international artists performing every night, the celebrations taking on more of a music festival and carnival nature than that of a cultural emancipation celebrations, are some of the thorns in radio talk show host Natalio D. Wheatley’s side.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local talk show host is trying to get to the bottom of the problem of poor participation by many sections of the territory towards the just concluded Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the IPM band Mr Antonio Tuckett aka Daddy Pitt has gone public calling for the return of Rise and Shine (Jouvert) to its former glory as he claims the sugar has lost its sweet in this regard.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As controversy reigns over the decision to crown VIBE as Road March Champions for the 3rd consecutive year, Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Kishma A. Baronville, has dodged this news site as it attempts to bring some clarity on the issue.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- While there have reportedly been talks about eliminating festival activities in East End and even Carrot Bay so as to focus on one big celebration in Road Town and which would be cost effective, First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie wants another day for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta.