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August 12th, 2019
Emancipation, Religion & Truths from the Bible

By Alred C. Frett

We are still weak from Emancipation Fever and while we had no repeated August Floods, it is 2years since Hurricane Irma demolished the locally owned Palmgrove Shopping Centre. That is symbolically sad and while I am one of those owners, this is not about me but about less fortunate owners who did all the right things but lost their livelihood through the negligence of Government.

August 12th, 2019
No major incidents @ 2019 Festival Week - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the packed 2019 Emancipation festival week now history in the Virgin Islands (VI), officials are reporting successes on all fronts amidst minor challenges in the execution of this year’s activities.

August 8th, 2019
The truth of English colonization

By Thomas C. Famous

It is often interesting, sadly interesting, to see persons attempt to twist the reality of any given situation in order to justify a gross wrong.

August 5th, 2019
‘Exercise care & vigilance on roads’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the horrific accident that claimed the life of a man this morning, August 5, 2019, at Fahie Hill, Tortola, authorities are calling on Virgin Islanders and visitors alike to take precautions as they partake in the 2019 Emancipation celebrations.

August 1st, 2019
Can too much ‘freedom’ hurt?

By Sandra Phillip Hodge (Victorious Moms Mentorship Outreach)

“Freedom” is the buzzword all around us at this time. The whole length and breadth of the Caribbean is in a celebration mode; and it is all about freedom…Freedom, or emancipation from chattel slavery which ended the dreaded plantation-slave existence of the majority of the people who populated this region.

July 11th, 2019
‘We’re building this country but leaving the people behind culturally’- Rev. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken Virgin Islands (VI) Pastor, Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull says there is a disconnect in the VI where the territory is being built but the people are being left behind culturally, especially the territory’s children.

July 9th, 2019
More Caucasians should support Emancipation celebrations – Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on the horizon, controversial and outspoken ZBVI radio host, Mr Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' has called on all ‘Whites’ residing in the Virgin Islands (VI) to come out and support the African emancipation celebrations in the territory.

August 7th, 2018
Emancipation: For better, not worse and forward, not backward

Alfred C. Frett

Let not haste and waste precipitate our fall: There is a strange feeling in the air as persons ask if we are ready to vote or ready to run and when asked whether we have already entered 2019, their response is that we should be getting ready for another Snap Election.

August 7th, 2018
Small but a good Parade 2018; usual late start, stalled trucks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite the many residents who said the money could have been better used to fixed schools and help those who are still homeless following the 2017 Hurricanes, the 'August Monday' 2018 Parade, went on as planned and has come to a close.

August 6th, 2018
Somber reflections as VI observes 2018 Sunrise ‘Emancipation’ Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Emancipation activities continue across the Territory, as residents observe the annual festivities not just, the glitz and glamour, street tramps and parades but on more somber tones too, such as this morning, August 6, 2018, at the Queen Elizabeth Park, when scores gathered for the traditional ‘Sunrise Service’ held at 7:00 AM.

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