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July 26th, 2016
Hon Walwyn flayed on Facebook for insulting Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The decision by Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn to strike Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) from the programme for the Opening of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival at the last minute on July 25, 2016 has been met with shock and disgust by many on Facebook.

July 26th, 2016
Rita Francis Festiville opens; ‘Letty’ Hodge is Parade Marshal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rita Francis Festiville was declared opened in Road Town on July 25, 2016, officially starting celebrations for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2016.

July 24th, 2016
Hutchinson & De Castro win Prince & Princess Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Nine-year-olds Jonathan T. Hutchinson from the Althea Scatliffe Primary School and Jae’da A. De Castro of Joyce Samuel Primary School were crowned Prince and Princess respectively at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town, Tortola this evening, Sunday July 24, 2016.

July 24th, 2016
‘JJ’ crowned FLOW Soca Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ Jevaughn J. “JJ” Parsons was crowned the Flow Soca Monarch at the Festival Grounds in Road Town in the wee hours of Sunday July 24, 2016.

July 22nd, 2016
VIF&FC Chairperson laments lack of funding for festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) has good plans for Emancipation Festival, Chairperson Kishma A. Baronville says the Committee can only act on those plans as funding is made available.

July 21st, 2016
More attention must be paid to August Monday Parade- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While not agreeing that the Ministry of Education should be separated from the Department of Culture as it relates to having one Minister oversee it, television talk show host Edmund G. Maduro feels strongly that a more concerted attention should be paid to the annual Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival celebrations.

July 20th, 2016
‘We are having a festival this year!’- Kishma A.Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There has been this concept that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee has not been working and that we weren’t going to pull off a festival which is a fallacy in itself so we just want to say that we are having a festival this year and it is a grand festival.”

July 18th, 2016
EE/LL Festival top heavy with Int'l artists

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Even though there have been calls by some for a cut back in the number of international artists for Emancipation Festival in order to save money and to allow more local artists to get in the spotlight, this is not the case for this year's celebrations at least as a number of international performers have been listed for the 2016 celebrations.

July 15th, 2016
Summer Sizzle Weekend kicks off!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After many months of planning, the 8th edition of the annual Summer Sizzle BVI Fashion and Lifestyle Weekend, is here.

July 14th, 2016
Controversial reggae singer ‘Sizzla’ listed for VI Festival 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite being banned from performing in Canada, the United States and many countries in Europe because of lyrics against homosexuals in some of his songs, Miguel Orlando Collins aka “Sizzla Kalongi” has been listed by the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) as one of the main international artists for Emancipation Festival 2016.

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