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March 11th, 2014
Parking & other logistics top priority – PR Lynette L. Harrigan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An activity to mark the official launch of the Festival celebrations of 2014 has taken a form unlike any in the many years of annual observances: a ‘block party’ with locals and one international band on March 22, 2014.

August 16th, 2013
UPDATE: Fmr. Miss BVI clears the air on absence at heirloom handover

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Miss BVI, Ms Sharie B. Y. de Castro has sought to explain the reason for her absence during the handing over of a Mikimoto Pearl set to reigning Miss BVI, Ms Rosanna K. Chichester yesterday, August 15, 2013 at Little Switzerland.

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 15th, 2013
Antigua wins 15th Premier’s Cup Youth Sailing Regatta

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Team Antigua won the annual Premier’s Cup Youth Sailing Regatta in the Virgin Islands (VI) for this first time when they ousted defending and two-time champions Anguilla at Nanny Cay this weekend, July 13-14, 2013.

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.

April 12th, 2013
BVI Staycation launched; Premier urges participation of locals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Tourist Board (BVI TB) introduced its Staycation 2013 initiative yesterday, April 11, 2013 at the Maria’s By The Sea Hotel in Road Town, giving residents an opportunity to take a vacation break within their homeland.

March 28th, 2013
Same sex marriages could boost wedding tourism in VI- Bridal Association

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) took another shot yesterday March 27, 2013 at the much talked about Bridal Association, which was formed last year but really failed to get off the ground.

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.

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