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July 30th, 2019
Famous on History & Caribbean Ties

By Thomas C. Famous

Each one of us are the sum total of 4 grandparents and eight great grandparents.

July 28th, 2019
Summer Sizzle BVI 2019 hailed a 'massive success'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Baby Phat brand re-launch a huge hit with the crowds, the 11th Annual BVI Summer Sizzle 2019 was dubbed a massive success with some 98% of the seat filled at the main glamour event, according to organisers.

July 28th, 2019
‘Ah gon tek a whine & a wukkup too!’- Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I will keep it real with you, brothers and sisters, I am going to have fun, I am going to take a whine and I can’t let my pastor hear me say this but I gon take a wukkup too. I gon go by the booths and gon tek up a Brugal and a coke. I going to be in the Rise and Shine Tramp. I am not hiding it, I going to have a good time, brothers and sisters.”

July 27th, 2019
65th Emancipation kicks off with ‘Prime Time Festival Village’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) kicked off its 65th Emancipation Celebrations last evening, July 26, 2019, with the opening of the ‘Prime Time Festival Village’ in the heart of Road Town, Tortola, the capital city.

July 22nd, 2019
Hundreds thrilled @ 2019 Kiddies Fiesta

By Chassidy M. Leonard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2019 Kiddies Fiesta was a success as hundreds of children and their equally elated families attended this highly anticipated event on Saturday July 20, 2019 on the lawns of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School in Road Town, Tortola.

July 18th, 2019
‘Finances of festival remain a concern’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the budget to pull off the 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival surpassing a million dollars, Minister for Education, Culture, Agriculture, Fisheries, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), has said the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC)- rather than depending on the Government’s purse- is looking at alternative means of raising the needed finance as well as guarding against wasting resources.

July 13th, 2019
ZBVI recognizes General Knowledge Quiz participants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Virgin Islands (VI) broadcaster, ZBVI yesterday Friday, July 12, 2019, moved to recognize the accomplishments of its General Knowledge Quiz participants.

July 11th, 2019
‘We’re building this country but leaving the people behind culturally’- Rev. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Outspoken Virgin Islands (VI) Pastor, Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull says there is a disconnect in the VI where the territory is being built but the people are being left behind culturally, especially the territory’s children.

July 9th, 2019
More Caucasians should support Emancipation celebrations – Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With the 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on the horizon, controversial and outspoken ZBVI radio host, Mr Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' has called on all ‘Whites’ residing in the Virgin Islands (VI) to come out and support the African emancipation celebrations in the territory.

July 8th, 2019
'If some folks had it their way' there would be no Gospel Fest'- Rev Melvin A. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With Gospel Fest coming up on July 25, 2019, and now a staple in the Virgin Islands (VI) annual calendar of events, ZBVI 780 AM radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', is questioning why the Christian festivity continues to be excluded from the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee's (VIF&FC) official line-up.

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