ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – For the leaders and members of the GRATE BVI Music Alliance, today August 25, 2015 is marked as a significant day in the history of the group as they release the first musical product which comes as a beat that sees an international artiste, Luciano, doing more than just taking monies to perform for one night on stage and leave the territory.
CASTRIES, St Lucia - Recently crowned Miss British Virgin Islands (BVI) 2015-2016, Adorya R. Baly placed 2nd Runner-up in the Miss Commonwealth Caribbean Pageant in St Lucia last night, August 22, 2015.
By Donald E. de Castro - 'Too old to be intimidated'
For years now we have been trying to put on a Virgin Islands Festival and we have not been at all successful. Now, according to the news report on BVI News online, the Minister is now considering a proposal to have three separate festivals on Tortola which means the Virgin Islands Festival will now officially become a “three part” Tortola Festival celebrated in Road Town, East End and Carrot Bay.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When one hears the term OMG especially in this age of texting and social media, it immediately brings to mind an exclamation about something shocking or amazing. However, for the purposes of this article, OMG means Our Music Group and it is the name of the newest band on the Virgin Islands scene.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commenting on the recent failed donkey races for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta on August 7, 2015 Clarence ‘Boogie’ Freeman is of the view that there should be a special track for donkey races rather than have them run on hard surfaces that could damage their hooves.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka on his Umoja talk show last evening August 13, 2015 suggested that the territory seems to have lost the reason for the season when it comes to the Emancipation celebrations.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Donald E. de Castro is peeved that members of the public have to pay to get entry into what are supposed to be Emancipation celebrations during Festival.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The parades for Emancipation Festival this year were labelled as poorly supported with the lack of troupes, floats and spectators as compared to previous years.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – The final night of Festival activities – the close out as it is called – took place at the Carrot Bay Festival Village last night August 8, 2015 and while the venue was packed to capacity to hear the soulful reggae sounds of Jamaican artists Romain Virgo and Konshens, many felt that the real close out was the night before with soca mega star Destra.
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- On a day of poor catches despite calm seas and brilliant sunshine, Smith Robin emerged the winner of the Elmore Stoutt Fishermen’s Tournament in Carrot Bay on August 6, 2015.