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May 24th, 2016
Local artists face uphill battle– Eustace 'Boss' Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The GRATE BVI Music Alliance participated in an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright in the entertainment industry even as the Virgin Islands continues to lag behind some of its Caribbean counterparts when it comes to protection of the work of artists and ensuring that their work is properly compensated.

May 24th, 2016
2016 Emancipation Festival planning off to slow start

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom that first and accurately reported early this year that the Chairwoman of the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Kishma A. Baronville had tendered her resignation.

May 13th, 2016
Cool Session Brass, Kal David for Myetts Chill Zone @ TPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Tortola Pier Park will come alive on Sunday May 15, 2016 when Myetts Chill Zone presents Grown Folks Affair, featuring Cool Session Brass out of the United States Virgin Islands and Blues legend Kal David of the USA.

May 12th, 2016
Melanie A. Amaro for Gen Y Factor VI Talent Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Talent show X-Factor winner, Melanie Ann Amaro will be in the Virgin Islands for the finals of the Gen Y Factor, a local talent competition in which eight local young people will battle to see who is the best among them.

May 12th, 2016
B’More launches ‘Million Miles’ music video

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands musical talent ‘B’More’, born Mackenzie L.K. Baltimore Jr, has just launched a new video for his song ‘Million Miles and it is testimony to who he is as a performer and what he hopes his music will be known for - a representation of the love he has for his territory and its culture.

May 7th, 2016
Grade 2 BFEC students visit historical sites on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Students of Grade Two of Bregado Flax Educational Centre - Primary Division on Virgin Gorda toured a number of historical sites on the main island of Tortola as they sought to learn more about the history of the territory.

May 5th, 2016
Soca Monarch BVI going Regional for 2016!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After three successful staging of Soca Monarch BVI, HD Promotions is stepping up its game to Regional level as the event this year will be open to artistes from other Caribbean countries.

May 2nd, 2016
Governor Mapp pleased with STT Children’s Carnival

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday April 29, 2016 said he was pleased to see a strong turnout — at least in the carnival square where all main performances traditionally take place (there were complaints of low turnouts throughout the carnival route) — for the Children’s Parade, which has struggled with attendance in recent years.

April 24th, 2016
VI Festivals racked up whopping $600,000 in overspending for 2015-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the controversy and fall-out after the 2015 Festivals still fresh on the minds of many after overseas artistes were paid immediately after their performances last year (including upfront deposits to secure their services) while local artistes were discriminated against by having to wait until some seven months later to be paid, more information about the cost of festival has been unearthed.

April 22nd, 2016
Hundreds attend Queen’s 90th Birthday Parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hundreds of persons from all walks of life converged at the Festival Grounds in Road Town, Tortola for the grand parade in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 90 yesterday April 21, 2016.

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