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Culture

August 21st, 2014
'Time for Independence!' - radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A member of the public who called into the Speak Out BVI radio show on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday night August 19, 2014 said it is time for the Territory to seek its independence from Great Britain.

August 20th, 2014
Donald E. De Castro broadsides Govt for Festival ‘party’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Mr Donald E. De Castro has in an opinion column today August 20, 2014 broadsided the Government and the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee for Festival being what he described as nothing more than a big party designed to make money at the expense of the Territory’s culture and history.

August 20th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I am really proud of my contribution’ – Kamau A. Georges

LOS ANGELES, California, USA – Yet another BVIslander artiste is poised to make the Virgin Islands proud using his talent in the music industry. Kamau A. Georges is part of an international team that is currently in the USA working on an anti-bullying promotion which sees him adding the Caribbean flare to it.

August 19th, 2014
Local rapper’s VI film to go viral tomorrow

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – After one year of dedicating his time, energy and finances to a personal project which is geared to promote the Virgin Islands and the talents that are within these shores, local rapper Travis J. Osbourne aka Bumpy B Breezy looks forward to releasing his first musical documentary tomorrow August 20, 2014.

August 18th, 2014
If We Celebrate Celebrations Then Why Not An Insurance Scheme?

By Alred C. Frett

Celebrating a Celebration without having a Success:

We have just expended gobs of Money & tons of Effort celebrating a Celebration while the real reason for the occasion eludes us… Instead, whether in the Caribbean or across the World we see the victimization of Slave Descendants by Police & others involved in Law & Order Systems in which the Poor are used to destroy Poor in order to safeguard the wealth & power of the Rich.

August 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Owed local artists begin receiving Festival 2014 payments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of artists who performed at this year's Festival activities have confirmed with this news site that following the publication of their concerns via this news site they commenced receiving calls indicating that their cheques would have been ready by yesterday afternoon August 12, 2014.

August 12th, 2014
A ‘klassy’ look gives Klassique 1st place in 60th Parade - Ms. Hariette Riviera

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They were hopping and jumping and running onto the stage when they were announced the winners of this year’s Adult Troupe for the 60th Festival Parade. Subsequently speaking with the troupe leader Ms. Hariette Riviera it was learnt that they were totally surprised that they outshone the bigger names in the parade.

August 12th, 2014
UPDATE: Cash or not Showtime is 8th time Champs - Eustace 'Boss' Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With no forthcoming explanations, apologies or compromise from the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) as it relates the controversy surrounding this year's taking of the award for the Road March competition, Showtime Band has taken the liberty of naming themselves the champions for the 8th time around.

August 11th, 2014
True meaning lost in Modern day Festival – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie believes that Festival as celebrated of late has lost some of its meaning and that the Territory needs to get back to the true significance of what Festival is meant to celebrate and to ensure that there is no more enslavement of any kind.

August 11th, 2014
Who’s to blame? Will a 2nd Miss BVI be dethroned? – Residents ask

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many have been calling for answers to questions they feel the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee need to step forward and provide answers to as it related to their claims of the 2014 Miss BVI Jaynene Jno Lewis not having any legal status in the Virgin Islands.



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