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January 8th, 2017
GenY Factor finalist among contestants for ESHS pageant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mister and Miss Senior Elmore Stoutt High School Pageant 2017 is in full swing as it features a historic staging with the territory’s first batch of students of the Twelfth Grade.

December 28th, 2016
Horseracing & fashion lit up Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A fashion show was among entertainment given to hundreds of patrons decked in their Sunday’s best who flooded the gates of Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay for the annual Boxing Day races on a warm yet breezy afternoon on Monday December 26, 2016.

December 22nd, 2016
BVI Heritage Dancers seeking $10K to complete dance studio

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With no place to call home, the BVI Heritage Dancers will be aiming to raise over ten thousand dollars to make the former storeroom for Emancipation celebration paraphernalia located right next to the 1780 Sugar Works Museum, partially completed for a dance studio by Easter 2017, when they hit the stage along with several others at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay tonight, Thursday December 22, 2016.

December 18th, 2016
VI has benefitted tremendously from over 100 nationalities –Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith says it’s an undisputed fact that expatriates have benefitted from being in the VI and that the territory is a much better place because of the over 100 nationalities who have made the territory their home.

December 11th, 2016
Funds needed to consider relocating Xmas on DeCastro St- City Manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While moving the annual Christmas on DeCastro Street is not a farfetched concept, City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards says some funds will be needed to be injected into the event for it to be considered.

December 7th, 2016
'Once something could wash two people can use it'- Aubrey L. Forbes' latest CD

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While there are allegations that many musicians are afraid to speak out about topical social matters through their art form of music for fear of political and economic victimisation, singer Aubrey L. Forbes, who was formerly with the renowned Lashing Dogs, has got the streets and the airwaves ‘turned up’ in the Virgin Islands (VI) in high-class drama with his new CD release.

December 6th, 2016
Old HM Prison Museum opens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The nearly two centuries old, partially completed, Her Majesty’s Prison Museum on Main Street was today, Tuesday December 6, 2016, officially opened to the public.

November 30th, 2016
Doug Wheatley calls for preservation of caroling in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of Speak out BVI on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has called for something to be done to ensure that caroling, a long time tradition in the territory, lives on for the sake of future generations.

November 19th, 2016
Cultural March & Food Fair close Culture & Heritage Week on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Cultural March and a Food Fair on Tortola were two of the highlights of Culture and Heritage Week which spans from Sunday November 13, 2016 to Sunday November 20, 2016.

November 19th, 2016
King Culture

Dickson Igwe

A country’s culture is “a very big deal indeed.” In fact, culture comes out of a country’s history, geography, and demography. Consequently, culture is a form of living history. Culture is the software of community. It enables the effective functioning of society. Culture paints upon the national tapestry the values and norms, and the rules and customs of yesteryear. It blends these “precious offerings” into modernity. Culture enriches and empowers.

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