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September 3rd, 2013
Iwer George took ill en route to VI, Committee refunded- VIF&FC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – About a month after hundreds of fans were left disappointed with the no-show of Neil Iwer George at the 2013 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival, the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) has finally given an account for George's absence and also disclosed that the artiste has since refunded the committee.

August 20th, 2013
Sistah Joyce ready to revive Calypso in schools

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Reigning Calypso monarch Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce has signalled a strong desire to revive the Calypso art form among youths of the Territory by mentoring primary school youths who are interested.

August 15th, 2013
VI should host one Festival Village for 60th Anniversary – Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One observer, in his capacity as a private citizen, has suggested that the 60th Anniversary celebrations for next year’s Emancipation Festival should be held at one location over the usual festive period as this may be more practical and cost effective.

August 9th, 2013
UPDATE: Showtime sorts them out again!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Eustace 'Boss' Freeman, one of the lead singers for the winning band of the August Monday Parade, Showtime Band, has extended praises to their many fans who made their song ‘Sort Out’ one of the most popular for the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival.

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.

May 1st, 2013
You don’t always have to report the negative things- Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that he was happy to have the press in attendance at the announcement of the Theme and Slogan for VI Festival 2013 at Central Admin Complex on April 30, 2013 Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden said he was always happy to have the media around and urged their support for the upcoming festival.

March 14th, 2013
UPDATE: VIF&FC PRO Lynette L. Harrigan not yet in receipt of appointment letter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has been over a month ago that Virgin Islands News Online reported that confirmed sources had indicated that Ms Lynette L. Harrigan was asked to take up the post as Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC). However, to-date she has not been issued an official letter confirming her appointment.

February 7th, 2013
Rhodni Skelton has resigned! Marvin Blyden not officially informed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mr Rhodni Skelton has reportedly held true to his promise that he would resign as Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) if current Chairman Mr Marvin Blyden did not alter scathing reports about him in the VIF&FC’s annual report for 2012.

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