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August 2nd, 2018
"But be happy the Brits ended the slave trade"

Thomas C. Famous

A quote from someone upset about the way Britain has been portrayed about its role in the global slave trade. They attempt to make 'emancipation' sound as if this was an act of 'divine generosity,' on the part of the British.

August 16th, 2017
‘Tumbleweed is good at disguising itself’ – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Where there is the absence of worthy leadership, unworthy persons will lead. Where there is the absence of worthy leadership, unworthy leadership will arise.”

August 13th, 2016
Are we there yet?

By Thomas C. Famous

Are we there yet? This is a question frequently asked by persons on a journey to a place not yet known to them.

July 21st, 2016
More attention must be paid to August Monday Parade- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While not agreeing that the Ministry of Education should be separated from the Department of Culture as it relates to having one Minister oversee it, television talk show host Edmund G. Maduro feels strongly that a more concerted attention should be paid to the annual Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival celebrations.

August 14th, 2015
‘Why must we pay to enter Festival events?’ – asks Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Donald E. de Castro is peeved that members of the public have to pay to get entry into what are supposed to be Emancipation celebrations during Festival.

September 2nd, 2014
'Know what you're celebrating!' - chides Donald E. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Donald E. De Castro wants people of the Virgin Islands to make the clear distinction between emancipation and abolition and to aid in this he has penned an article which he hopes will clear up the misconceptions between the two terms and help people to understand their history and celebrate it more appropriately.

August 10th, 2014
UPDATE: 60th Festival winners announced @ closing ceremony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The full list of winners of this year’s Festival Parade was released last night August 9, 2014 at the closing ceremony held at the Iris Freeman Festiville in Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Islands.

August 8th, 2014
'The Proclamation was not first read @ Sunday Morning Well' – Mrs Eileen Parsons, OBE

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - “Now we in the BVI, we love to write our own history and it is said and it is not so, that the proclamation was read from the Sunday Morning Well. It is not true,” exclaimed Mrs. Eileen Parsons OBE as she addressed members of the Rotary Club of Tortola on July 31, 2014.

August 6th, 2014
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool equates influencing of persons with slavery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) challenged Virgin Islanders to remove the shackles of bondage that hold the Territory back from benefitting from a number of Government initiatives.

July 7th, 2014
Forget Turfs & Gangs, Wake up & Live – David R. Hinds

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – When the Band Steel pulse releases any album, takes any stage or be among any gathering they are said to be one band that does not only perform but always has a solid message to their audience.

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