ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- King Paido, Rockey, Ojinga, Queen Shereen, new comer Yung Blood, and Mighty Cloud were among those that gave the sizable crowd that gathered on Friday July 3, 2015 at Village Cay a taste of what to expect at this year’s Emancipation Festival 2015 Calypso Competition. And coming off elections season, it was not surprising that politics and politicians were the focus of most calypsonians.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Edmund G. Maduro, the host of the EGM radio talk show has slammed utterances by Minister for Education and Culture the Honourable Myron V. Walwyn about the territory heading towards independence, saying that the Virgin Islands would not be able to make it on its own away from its mother country.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A radio show caller insisted that the Virgin Islands must not go the way of what he described as the New World Order where same sex marriage is seen as being acceptable.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site can confirm that among thirteen persons who have registered their interest in competing in the calypso competition as part of the 2015 Emancipation Festival, there is at least one newcomer- Marcus ‘Yung Blood’ Marks.
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Krystino Vialvaa Krys, Paul Bridgelall, Nicholas Alphonso aka Nicko and Rhodney Beharry aka Trini shared the cash prize of $2,000 in one of the biggest car sound-offs on Virgin Gorda on June 28, 2015.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Premier, former Leader of the Opposition, former Representative of the Ninth District and former Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Ralph T. O'Neal OBE was one of four stalwarts of the Virgin Islands honoured yesterday June 29, 2015 for their contribution to the territory at the Territory Day celebrations.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –New Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma A. Baronville has put to rest concerns about financial accountability as she heads into her first Festival since taking the reins from former Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn believes that people of the territory must continue to foster national pride among themselves as this will be vital for any eventual move towards independence, which he speaks of as imminent.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Friday afternoon scene at Village Cay Marina on June 19, 2015 was one of a crowded space as many turned out to get a firsthand look at the eleven young ladies who will be vying for the Miss BVI and Miss Jr BVI crowns respectively, as was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online.