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August 12th, 2016
Cromwell Smith mulls lacklustre support of VI Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local talk show host is trying to get to the bottom of the problem of poor participation by many sections of the territory towards the just concluded Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.

July 30th, 2016
Who will be the new Miss BVI 2016/17?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- This year’s Emancipation Festival has already been dubbed a flop as participation is at an all-time low, with many calls in some quarters to boycott the event as the public is very turned off by the childish behaviour of the controversial Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn, a Territorial At Large Member.

July 29th, 2016
Julian Willock breaks silence; says he will have 'lots to say' after Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The young man who has emerged as the new voice of reason and consensus, former Permanent Secretary Julian Willock, has again broken his silence on recent media reports.

July 25th, 2016
TRW & FLOW heighten calls for road safety during Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It’s that time of year when traffic gets extremely busy and some roads are closed off to facilitate road tramps and other activities related to the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. This has led to the Tortola Race Wars (TRW) upping their advocacy for road safety.

July 22nd, 2016
VIF&FC Chairperson laments lack of funding for festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) has good plans for Emancipation Festival, Chairperson Kishma A. Baronville says the Committee can only act on those plans as funding is made available.

July 3rd, 2016
Harrigan refutes online news article on festival troupes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Ms Lynette L. Harrigan has refuted reports by pro-government news site BVI Platinum News that there is only one troupe registered so far for the 2016 August Monday Parade.

July 31st, 2015
Sloop Challenge delivered to Governor John S. Duncan!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The challenge has been issued and Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith is preparing to defend his title in the 12th Annual Great Festival Sloop Shootout and Heritage Regatta set for August 1 – 4, 2015 as part of Emancipation Festival celebrations.

July 2nd, 2015
Marcus ‘Yung Blood’ Marks newcomer to Festival calypso competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site can confirm that among thirteen persons who have registered their interest in competing in the calypso competition as part of the 2015 Emancipation Festival, there is at least one newcomer- Marcus ‘Yung Blood’ Marks.

June 2nd, 2015
HLSCC campus was ideal location for FIFA stadium- McLloyd O. Walters

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI – Eighth District candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket, Mr McLloyd O. Walters has questioned the decision by the National Democratic Party government to take the land used for major activities in East End, including festivals, and put in the hands of FIFA for the construction of a stadium.

July 4th, 2014
UPDATE: Finalists for 2nd Soca Monarch decided

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Last weekend organizers of the 2nd annual Soca Monarch narrowed down the list of those who are going to have a shot at the purse for this year’s Soca Monarch cash pocket and other prizes.


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