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April 19th, 2017
Fight among calypsonians spoiled it this year- Patron

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Several patrons to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition thought it was an immature and uncalled battle between local and expatriate Calypsonians in the lead up to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypson Competition, which took place on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the Bernice Sprauve Festiville.

April 19th, 2017
Don’t destroy VG Easter Festival– Bernice Sprauve

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The last founding member of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival to have the village named after her begged residents and others concerned to save the face of the festival by not destroying it with fights over its relevance especially at the Easter season.

April 18th, 2017
Speedy’s & Buck’s among winners @ gloomy Easter Monday Parade

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the awesome burst of colours and the streets of the Valley bustling with visitors from far and wide, the highly awaited Easter Monday Parade that was one of the final activities for the 50th Virgin Gorda Easter Festival did not end on a high note.

April 18th, 2017
Hundreds turned out for colourful Rise & Shine Tramp

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- If one had expected to attend the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Rise and Shine Tramp on April 17, 2017 and return home looking all neat and clean, they had to think again.

April 17th, 2017
Ruckus reels in the big one @ VG Fisherman’s Jamboree

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The vessel Ruckus shone at the just concluded 21st annual Fisherman’s Jamboree Wahoo Madness, grabbing an almost clean sweep of the awards.

April 17th, 2017
'Cat fights' end VG Rise & Shine

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Following a series of fights involving mostly females, Police reportedly forced a stop to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Rise and Shine this morning, April 17, 2017.

April 17th, 2017
King Paido crowned 2017 VG Calypso Monarch

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A king without a crown was Reynold "King Paido" Phillip until early this morning, April 17, 2017 when he was crowned the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival 2017 Calypso Monarch at the Bernice Sprauve Festiville in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda.

April 16th, 2017
No money to pay Festival Committee volunteers – Hon Walwyn

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Golden Jubilee Virgin Gorda Easter Festival got into full swing following the opening of the Bernice Sprauve Festiville in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda on April 15, 2017.

April 15th, 2017
Hard hitting Calypso expected tomorrow night!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The line-up for the 2017 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition for Sunday April 16, 2017 promises to bring out the true meaning of the Golden Jubilee’s festivities- “Mass in Musical City for the Fiftieth Anniversary.”

April 14th, 2017
VG Easter Festival

By Karyn O. E. Alexander

From family Easter picnics on Virgin Gorda to a grand Easter Celebration: This evolution of a community event all began when the then district representative for Virgin Gorda, the late Hubert Robinson O’Neal, suggested that having a festival would unite the community.



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