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February 11th, 2021
Reael 'Limping Jack' Frett- Culturist, Village Town Crier

Edgar Leonard

Reael “Limping Jack” Frett, culturist and town crier, and I were classmates at Major Bay Primary School (now Williard Wheatley) at Major Bay, East End, Tortola, VI (British). Since leaving Major Bay Primary School over 40 years ago, Limping Jack and I saw and have communicated with each other a handful of times.

December 29th, 2020
VG's ‘Energy Way Up’ Fiesta draws decent support

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Several local artists from across the Virgin Islands (VI) made their way to Virgin Gorda (VG) for what has been dubbed a successful grand event at the VG Recreation Ground, organized by the singing sensation Joyce Searles aka Sista Joyce.

December 24th, 2020
Three vying to become Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen 2021

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Three teen girls on the island of Anegada, are vying to take the crown of the Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen 2021 pageant, when the competition gets going on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

December 7th, 2020
VI wins 1st place @ EVP C’bean Youth Dance-off competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two young dancers in the Virgin Islands (VI) have scored big at the regional EVP Caribbean Youth Dance-off competition, taking the titles of the most promising duo and overall winners of the competition that saw performers from several regional countries.

November 24th, 2020
Public education on constitutional rights needed- Dr Richard E. Georges

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Dr Richard E. Georges says for the Virgin Islands (VI) to decide on the way forward as a territory, a comprehensive public education campaign is needed to sensitise the public on their constitutional rights and civic duty.

November 22nd, 2020
Culture Month Caroling Choir awakening Xmas spirit @ VI businesses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A team of festive spirited employees of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture invoked the spirit of Christmas at a number of businesses in the territory's capital, Road Town, on Friday, November 20, 2020, caroling for patrons and staff.

November 21st, 2020
Dr Richard E. Georges named VI’s first Poet Laureate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dr Richard E. Georges has made local history with his appointment as a Literary and Cultural Ambassador responsible for promoting the understanding of and appreciation for Virgin Islands (VI) history and cultural heritage through poetry.

November 12th, 2020
Skelton-Cline suspects ulterior motives behind press conference by Governor & CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he suspects ulterior motives are surrounding the press conference hosted by Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert and Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews, over the record-breaking $250M drug bust in Balsam Ghut, Tortola, on Friday, November 6, 2020.

November 8th, 2020
Storytelling & Sanky Sing Out Night draws the crowd

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Large tents at the Festival Grounds in Road Town were filled to the overflow as persons gathered in large numbers to participate in this year’s Storytelling and Sanky Sing Out Night on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

October 31st, 2020
Inaugural ‘Culture & Tourism Month’ starts November 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought tourists arrivals to a standstill, the first-ever Culture and Tourism Month in the Virgin Islands (VI) will kick off in November 2020, which will see the territory celebrating not just its culture, but accomplishments in the tourism sector.


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