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June 16th, 2017
A Maritime Deja vu

Dickson Igwe

Observations by the Virgin Islands political establishment on the matter of expatriate control of the maritime, yachting, and boating industry, are accurate. The maritime industry in the country is owned, managed, and directed, by expatriates.

June 15th, 2017
Festival launch postponed! June 30 new date

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The launch of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2017 initially slated for today June 15, 2017 has been pushed back to Friday, June 30, 2017.

June 11th, 2017
2017 RT Festival Village to be named in honour of late Neil A. Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The late Mr Neil A. Blyden aka Mr Melee has been named as the honouree of the 2017 Emancipation Festival in Road Town.

June 10th, 2017
BVI Food Fete setting the pace in the Caribbean- BVITB Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We now have the USVI, Barbados and even St Barts now in the fray with food events in November. As the BVI continues to set the pace, we intend to lead the charge. Hence, we are creating exciting new additions to our lineup.”

June 2nd, 2017
VI culture & stamina to be tested in 1st annual VI Paradise Race

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is being billed as a not to be missed event that aims to promote the Virgin Islands’ tourism product while testing the stamina, skill and knowledge of Virgin Islands culture and history of participants.

May 17th, 2017
VG Easter Festival Comm. launches 50th anniversary magazine

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The rush was on yesterday May 16, 2017 for a magazine that captures the 50 years of the Easter festivals on Virgin Gorda.

May 16th, 2017
Fix inaccurate info about Sunday Morning Well- Radio Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – For many it is nothing new that the Proclamation of Emancipation was not first read at the Sunday Morning Well back in 1834; however, there are still many who are not aware of this fact. This is why one caller to a recent NDP Radio programme believes Government should do something to correct the misinformation.

April 19th, 2017
Fight among calypsonians spoiled it this year- Patron

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Several patrons to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition thought it was an immature and uncalled battle between local and expatriate Calypsonians in the lead up to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypson Competition, which took place on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the Bernice Sprauve Festiville.

April 19th, 2017
Don’t destroy VG Easter Festival– Bernice Sprauve

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The last founding member of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival to have the village named after her begged residents and others concerned to save the face of the festival by not destroying it with fights over its relevance especially at the Easter season.

April 18th, 2017
Speedy’s & Buck’s among winners @ gloomy Easter Monday Parade

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Despite the awesome burst of colours and the streets of the Valley bustling with visitors from far and wide, the highly awaited Easter Monday Parade that was one of the final activities for the 50th Virgin Gorda Easter Festival did not end on a high note.





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