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July 22nd, 2017
Sistah Joyce out of calypso show; Snubbed as guest artiste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 4-time Calypso Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce will surprisingly not defend her title at this year's Calypso Competition held as part of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. Now the artiste is upset that she has been snubbed as a guest performer for the show on August 2, 2017.

July 21st, 2017
2017 Festival shaping up or out of shape?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2017 Virgin Islands Emancipation celebration on Tortola to many is shaping up; however, to others it is out of shape.

July 21st, 2017
Guests of Summer Sizzle BVI get a delicious taste of Territory

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The weekend of fashion and style began with a true island hospitality style; food. A Taste of VI was the theme of the welcome party held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay.

July 20th, 2017
'Everybody bussing off' around festival - Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At this time of the year many discussions, opinions, recommendations and even criticisms are a norm when it comes to the celebration of Emancipation in the Virgin Islands (UK).

July 17th, 2017
It's Smith Robin again! Wins 28th annual Fisherman’s Tournament

BEEF ISLAND, VI – The Conservation and Fisheries Department (C&FD) celebrated its twenty-eighth annual Fisherman’s Day under the theme “Sustainable Fisheries in 2017” at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

July 15th, 2017
Bounty killer & Jahmiel complete Carrot Bay Int’l artistes line-up

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Judy-Ann Smith, one of the key organisers for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2017, did indicate that the list of international artistes was incomplete while at the press briefing on July 4, 2017 called by the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC).

July 12th, 2017
‘VI has done a bad job @ preserving its identity’– John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We were fortunate as this generation to have inherited a prosperous, peaceful, and safe nation and we now need to ensure that we don’t drop the ball,” said Bishop John I. Cline who was a guest on the television talk show, Honestly Speaking, on CBN Channel 51 on Tuesday July 11, 2017.

July 10th, 2017
‘Festival is not to jump & whine up’- Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Callers to the ‘3D Show’ radio programme, hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday July 7, 2017 expressed their concerns about the Virgin Islands people not celebrating the Emancipation festival for its true meaning.

July 8th, 2017
Parents told to take responsibility for children in festival village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Parents have the responsibility to attend to their children during festival activities.” This is a stance rightfully taken by Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Trefor A. Grant.

July 8th, 2017
Culture & race

Dickson Igwe

Globalisation and the one world order have been supplanted by a resurgent western nationalism. This is a new beast based upon cultural power, not race.

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