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December 2nd, 2017
UPDATE: 22 vendors support 1st night of Xmas on deCastro St

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some 22 vendors looked past the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma and turned up to help ring in the spirit of Christmas on the opening night of the 2017 Christmas on deCastro Street, now in its 19th year and previously known as Christmas on Main Street before relocating to its present space.

November 26th, 2017
UPDATE: 5th Annual Anegada Lobster Festival catches the crowd

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- Virtually a slap in the face of Hurricane Irma, the 5th Annual Anegada Lobster Festival has drawn hundreds of persons to the sister island.

September 5th, 2017
Booth owners ordered to remove materials from Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In preparation for hurricane Irma, Ministry of Education and Culture warned booth owners to remove all erected booths, dismantle structures and materials from the Festival Grounds in Road Town yesterday, September 4, 2017.

August 8th, 2017
Emancipation in the BVI – Reality or Fantasy?

Alred C. Frett

Even Social Issues must kneel to Emancipation:

It should be a given that Governments are there to serve the People and should never willfully and maliciously block or compete against the Private Sector… Unfortunately, there are many Complaints about such Problems and I hope others will address some of these while I focus more on associated Injustices or Corruption affecting Society whether through Labour, Immigration, Health or Education.

August 6th, 2017
Soca night minus the Soca

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Neil A. "Mr Melee' Blyden Festiville recorded yet another sold out crowd on the second night, August 5, 2017 that was designed for straight partying from sun down to sun up.

August 1st, 2017
'My husband Mr 'Melee' was a cultural icon’- Mrs Janice Nibbs-Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lashing Dogs led the Torch Light Procession from the FirstCaribbean International Bank parking lot, to the Neil “Mr Melee” A. Blyden Festiville in Road Town for the opening ceremony of the sixty-third Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on Monday July 31, 2017.

July 30th, 2017
'Thank God for Rotary' - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I want to thank you again for taking pressure off the politicians because we often have to fill the gap to help our citizens who are less fortunate, thank God for Rotary," Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) said to the large gathering of children and adults at the Annual Kiddies Fiesta.

July 24th, 2017
Pemberton & Rhymer crowned 2017 Prince & Princess

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night filled with talent and intelligence, July 23, 2017, and a date that Lyriq Rhymer and Jabari Pemberton will not soon forget, as they were crowned this year’s Virgin Islands Prince and Princess.

July 22nd, 2017
BVI Swim heats up stage @ Summer Sizzle BVI 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A night of creative designs, trendy fashion and appealing models, took the stage for the ninth annual Summer Sizzle BVI 2017 which started on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, with the first ever BVI Swim and Resort runway show.

July 22nd, 2017
Sistah Joyce out of calypso show; Snubbed as guest artiste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 4-time Calypso Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce will surprisingly not defend her title at this year's Calypso Competition held as part of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. Now the artiste is upset that she has been snubbed as a guest performer for the show on August 2, 2017.

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