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August 13th, 2013
This is not an expat Carnival!– Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “A complete disaster,” were the words of commentator and social activist Mr Donald E. deCastro in describing the Road Town segment of the just ended 2013 Emancipation Festival Parade.

August 11th, 2013
Cham, Small Axe create frenzy @ Carrot Bay Festival Last Lap

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – For more than an hour earlier today, August 11, 2013, fans were taken on a thrilling and extraordinary musical journey with Jamaican reggae & dancehall superstar, Damian Beckett aka Cham at the Benito Potter Festiville in Carrot Bay.

August 9th, 2013
UPDATE: Anasazi Dancers win big at August Monday Parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Anasazi Dancers have emerged as the big winners following the announcement of results in this year’s Road Town Parade today, August 9, 2013 with wins in both the Children’s and Adult Troupe Categories.

August 2nd, 2013
Food Fair keeping VI culture alive – Hon. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As dozens of vendors displayed their local food and beverages at the 2013 Cultural Food Fair today, August 2, 2013 Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron V. Walwyn reflected that this was one avenue through which Virgin Islands Culture is being kept alive. The event was held at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

August 1st, 2013
Int’l artistes for VI Festival 2013 begin arriving today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) is optimistic that the line-up of international artistes scheduled to perform during the Emancipation celebrations of 2013 will deliver as promised. The overseas artistes begin arriving today, August 1, 2013.

July 27th, 2013
RT Festival honouree calls for a happy & safe festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Mr Ira Oliver Skelton, to whom the Road Town Festival Village has been named after, has called for a happy and safe Virgin Islands Festival 2013 and said he was also happy to have made a contribution to the development of the event over the years.

June 27th, 2013
VIF&FC reverses decision to separate adult & children parades

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With what seems to be a decision based on popular demand, the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) is sticking to having a combined adult and children’s parade in Road Town for the 2013 Emancipation Festival.

June 18th, 2013
New album for Showtime at month end

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even with six consecutive Road March Crowns in the bag, the Virgin Islands’ very own soca royalty, Showtime, has shown no signs of slowing down and have simply been amping up the pace ahead of this year’s Emancipation Festival.

June 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Keep budget to what we agree for- Skelton Snr. to VIF&FC

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - The man who the 2013 Emancipation Festival Village will be named after, Mr Ira Oliver Skelton Snr., hadn't much to say at the announcement of the festival village name, however, his message to the committee was loud and clear.

September 6th, 2012
Emancipation festival was no success! - deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After declaring previously on an earlier episode that this year’s Emancipation Festival was a disaster, Donald de Castro described on his show last evening, what he truly meant then.



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