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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 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 7th, 2017
Entertainers to VIF&FC: Spend smartly on international artistes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of persons in the entertainment industry continue to express that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) is failing to spend monies on international artistes in a smart way.

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.

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 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 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.

October 14th, 2013
Sharie B. Y de Castro gets all clear for Miss Universe 2013

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ participation at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia in November seems to have been confirmed, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online.

October 7th, 2013
Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester yet to receive prizes!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It has been over two months since Rosanna K. Chichester was crowned Miss BVI 2013/14; however, she is yet to receive her prizes.

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.



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