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May 2nd, 2016
Governor Mapp pleased with STT Children’s Carnival

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday April 29, 2016 said he was pleased to see a strong turnout — at least in the carnival square where all main performances traditionally take place (there were complaints of low turnouts throughout the carnival route) — for the Children’s Parade, which has struggled with attendance in recent years.

April 24th, 2016
VI Festivals racked up whopping $600,000 in overspending for 2015-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the controversy and fall-out after the 2015 Festivals still fresh on the minds of many after overseas artistes were paid immediately after their performances last year (including upfront deposits to secure their services) while local artistes were discriminated against by having to wait until some seven months later to be paid, more information about the cost of festival has been unearthed.

April 22nd, 2016
Hundreds attend Queen’s 90th Birthday Parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hundreds of persons from all walks of life converged at the Festival Grounds in Road Town, Tortola for the grand parade in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 90 yesterday April 21, 2016.

April 21st, 2016
VI launches stamp collection honouring Queen Elizabeth II 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In honour of the 90th birthday of Head of the British Monarchy Queen Elizabeth II being observed today April 21, 2016, the Government of the Virgin Islands has released a number of commemorative postage stamps.

April 20th, 2016
Local bands unite '2 Mek Dem Dance’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The rivalry sometimes seen among local bands was put aside as band members united to give their fans a grand time at the event dubbed ‘Bands to Mek Dem Dance’ at the Tortola Pier Park on April 16, 2016.

April 15th, 2016
Local bands for Festival Jouvert on show @ TPP this Saturday April 16

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Emancipation Festival is still some months ahead, nevertheless, local bands have been busy working on their pieces, including for the highly anticipated Jouvert.

April 10th, 2016
New Passport Code will result in need for Visa for USVI travel- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (British) and the United States Virgin Islands have enjoyed a long standing relationship based on the same culture, family ties, religion and the ability of freedom of movement.

April 9th, 2016
A Virgin Islands Funny Tale: ‘The King of Scamps’

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Pig Farmer is the most formidable scamp in the Virgin Islands. His schemes are legendary. The man is extremely imaginative. He is also a colossal liar and conman. He is furthermore an unscrupulous wheeler dealer, with a string of victims that have fallen for his dishonest schemes. Paradoxically, Farmer is a coward without any shame whatsoever. He is the classic hypocrite, and a villain without equal.

March 30th, 2016
Move VG Easter Festival to Whit Weekend- Franka A. Pickering

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- A call that has been resonating with many on Virgin Gorda was sounded loud and clear by Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Honouree, Franka A. Pickering, who called for the VG Festival to be moved to Whit Weekend so as to stay clear of Holy Week.

March 30th, 2016
Lady Evelyn sweeps VG Easter Fest fishing tournament

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Lady Evelyn, captained by Representative for the Ninth District Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal, swept the 2016 edition of the Virgin Gorda Fisherman’s Jamboree by capturing the first, second and third prizes of the tournament.

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