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Culture

March 1st, 2018
Wakanda fever? RiteWay staff don African attire

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Staff of RiteWay Food Markets in Pasea Estate, Tortola was observed yesterday, February 28, 2018 decked out in African wear, prompting our news reporter to find out whether the Black Panther or Wakanda fever was spreading in the Virgin Islands.

February 27th, 2018
Hon Myron V. Walwyn buckles! Downsizes VG Easter Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Myron V. Walwyn (AL), is stubbornly going ahead with the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival for 2018, although according to him, “festivities will take a different format than attendees have grown accustomed to over the years.”

February 20th, 2018
'I think we are the most ignored' - Local author Dr Patricia G. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At the book launch of 'Ti Koko and Kush Kush' penned by local author Dr Patricia G. Turnbull, she expressed that literary artists are ignored within the community and should get more support.

February 8th, 2018
UPDATE: Lyra George In! as New VG Festival Committee Chair

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that Lyra George has been appointed the new Chairwoman of the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee.

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.



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