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Culture

August 3rd, 2019
Excellent Cultural Food Fair pulled off @ new location!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Steel pan music by the Shooting Stars Steel Orchestra flavoured the atmosphere with a mood of festivity and culture while persons flocked the various booths to view and patronise the variety of items, including delicious food and quenching local drinks on offer at the 2019 Festival Cultural Food Fair in the parking lot of Central Administration Complex on August 2, 2019.

August 2nd, 2019
‘Winning is always my aim’ - King Paido

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival Calypso Champion Reynold Phillip aka ‘King Paido’ has said his determination and positive mind-set resulted in him taking the title at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town, Tortola, on August 1, 2019.

August 2nd, 2019
King Paido crowned 2019 Calypso Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- King Paido has won the 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival Calypso Competition held at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on August 1, 2019.

July 31st, 2019
Big $$ up for grabs @ 'fierce' 2019 Soca Monarch Competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2019 staging of the Virgin Islands Soca Monarch Competition is being described by promoters as “fierce, intense and pulsating” with seven going hard after the crown of Jevaughn J. Parsons aka 'JJ', the 2-time defending champion.

July 30th, 2019
Famous on History & Caribbean Ties

By Thomas C. Famous

Each one of us are the sum total of 4 grandparents and eight great grandparents.

July 28th, 2019
Summer Sizzle BVI 2019 hailed a 'massive success'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Baby Phat brand re-launch a huge hit with the crowds, the 11th Annual BVI Summer Sizzle 2019 was dubbed a massive success with some 98% of the seat filled at the main glamour event, according to organisers.

July 28th, 2019
‘Ah gon tek a whine & a wukkup too!’- Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I will keep it real with you, brothers and sisters, I am going to have fun, I am going to take a whine and I can’t let my pastor hear me say this but I gon take a wukkup too. I gon go by the booths and gon tek up a Brugal and a coke. I going to be in the Rise and Shine Tramp. I am not hiding it, I going to have a good time, brothers and sisters.”

July 27th, 2019
65th Emancipation kicks off with ‘Prime Time Festival Village’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) kicked off its 65th Emancipation Celebrations last evening, July 26, 2019, with the opening of the ‘Prime Time Festival Village’ in the heart of Road Town, Tortola, the capital city.

July 22nd, 2019
Hundreds thrilled @ 2019 Kiddies Fiesta

By Chassidy M. Leonard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2019 Kiddies Fiesta was a success as hundreds of children and their equally elated families attended this highly anticipated event on Saturday July 20, 2019 on the lawns of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School in Road Town, Tortola.

July 18th, 2019
‘Finances of festival remain a concern’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the budget to pull off the 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival surpassing a million dollars, Minister for Education, Culture, Agriculture, Fisheries, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), has said the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC)- rather than depending on the Government’s purse- is looking at alternative means of raising the needed finance as well as guarding against wasting resources.

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