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June 16th, 2019
‘Take care of this island paradise of yours’- Buju Banton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As expected, thousands of persons flocked Festival Grounds last night, June 15, 2019 to catch the live performance of Jamaican reggae sensation Mark Anthony Myrie aka ‘Buju Banton’ during his Long Walk to Freedom Concert.

June 14th, 2019
Buju arrives!

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- As persons flock salons, barbershops and clothing stores in last minute preparations for the Long Walk to Freedom Concert at Festival Grounds tomorrow, June 15, 2019, the main act, Mark Anthony Myrie aka 'Buju Banton', has arrived in the Virgin Islands.

June 28th, 2016
Large amounts of garbage removed from mangroves behind Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The mangroves behind the Festival Grounds have been the subject of wanton abuse, especially when there are activities at the said venue.

September 6th, 2013
UPDATE: Fights at Festival no big deal this year – Marvin 'MB' Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee Mr Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden isn’t too concerned about the “few” fights that took place during the 2013 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival celebrations, especially at the Ira Oliver Skelton Festiville in Road Town, since there were no reports of serious injuries.

May 10th, 2013
Man fined $2,500 for wire theft

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – John Hodge Jr, 31, was fined $2500 or an alternative of six months in prison when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards today, May 10, 2013.

April 28th, 2013
UPDATE: Maduro pleased ‘crusade noise’ was turned down

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the television talk show ‘BVI Forum’, Edmund Maduro, was pleased to report on his programme on CBN Channel 51 on Saturday April 27, 2013 that the entity responsible for hosting the crusade at Festival Grounds had acted in a “responsible way” by turning down the volume of the loud speakers on three consecutive nights following complaints about the “loud noise”.

April 13th, 2013
UPDATE: Youth fined for allegedly driving over security guard’s foot

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kyle Gumbs, 23, was handed a fine or an alternative in prison when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, April 12, 2013 for allegedly driving over the feet of a security guard at the Festival Village four years ago.

July 7th, 2012
RT Festival Village is now fully secured, says contractors

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The time of August festival is upon us, where patrons around the Virgin Islands would participate and attend different activities in the customary but now secured Festival Grounds in Road Town.

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