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 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.
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.
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.
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.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A major cultural extravaganza closed off cultural activities for the Althea Scatliffe Primary School today, Thursday November 17, 2016.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Patrons wishing to attend the official launching of the 3rd Annual BVI Food Fete in Cane Garden Bay on the main island of Tortola next week have been given the assurance they do not have to be worried about contracting the mosquito-borne viruses, Zika and Dengue, now affecting the territory.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says Virgin Islanders need to get their cultural identity reflected in the annual festivities to observe emancipation.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Referring to it as an elephant in the room that needs to be dealt with, host of “Speak out BVI” on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday August 30, 2016 posed a number of questions as to whether or not multiculturalism and assimilation are working in the territory.
By Natalio D. Wheatley
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, on my radio show, “Things to Talk,” I made comments which were reported on by various news outlets. These news reports on my comments were not received well by a sizable number of people. Some will see my response to these news reports and their comments as damage control, but those who know me understand that I am not afraid of criticism.