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Culture

September 2nd, 2014
'Know what you're celebrating!' - chides Donald E. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Donald E. De Castro wants people of the Virgin Islands to make the clear distinction between emancipation and abolition and to aid in this he has penned an article which he hopes will clear up the misconceptions between the two terms and help people to understand their history and celebrate it more appropriately.

August 30th, 2014
UPDATE: Desiree Smith’s exhibition sees large turnout

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Contemporary Virgin Islands artist Desiree Smith had an exhibition of her work at the Bamboushay Lounge in Road Town on Thursday evening August 28, 2014 and art lovers came out in numbers to see her pieces, mainly centred on modern pop culture.

August 30th, 2014
Miss BVI 2014 Jaynene Jno Lewis on a mission for youths

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Miss BVI 2014 Jaynene Jno Lewis is not allowing herself to be distracted by the naysayers as she moves full pace ahead in her reign and is continuing to embark on initiatives to positively impact youths of the Virgin Islands.

August 26th, 2014
‘Relax the dress code for Govt buildings’ – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the Speak Out BVI radio show on ZBVI called to complain about the dress code that is applied to visitors to the Government Administrative Complex and is asking that consideration be given to persons like himself who might be diabetic and cannot wear shoes or long pants.

August 26th, 2014
Are We Dreaming Up Our Middle Class But Living Down Ourselves?

By Alred C. Frett

The Celebrations are fast becoming distant Memories but Emancipation has yet to arrive - How do we know? - Because very few BV-Islanders knew of the killing of the black teenager, Michael Brown and most blamed Blacks for not following orders & behaving themselves… No one chose to read or research the associated information & some even said such research was unnecessary.

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.



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