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February 21st, 2017
Trefor A. Grant In! Kishma A. Baronville Out! as Festival Comm. Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that upon the recommendation of the Minister for Education and Culture, Cabinet has agreed to replace Kishma A. Baronville with Trefor A. Grant as the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Chairperson.

October 29th, 2015
Crown requests Summons for Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown has requested a summons for Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden to testify in the trial of Jahnoy Walters, who is accused of a host of alleged offences, including damaging property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance and wounding.

September 30th, 2014
‘I resigned from VIF&FC as VG Rep!’ – Ms. Sharon Flax

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Ms Sharon Flax who was crushed by the recent report of the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) which was laid in the House of Assembly on September 25, 2014 denounced some of the findings.

September 29th, 2014
Sistah Joyce threatens to sue BVI Platinum News if photo not removed!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The reigning Calypso Monarch Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce has threatened to sue the pro government online news site BVI Platinum News if they do not remove her photo from an article published by the news site on September 28, 2014.

September 27th, 2014
Luce Hodge-Smith & Melville Lettsome lambasted in 2013 Festival report!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yet another controversial Festival and Fairs Committee Report has been laid on the Table of the House of Assembly.

August 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Owed local artists begin receiving Festival 2014 payments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of artists who performed at this year's Festival activities have confirmed with this news site that following the publication of their concerns via this news site they commenced receiving calls indicating that their cheques would have been ready by yesterday afternoon August 12, 2014.

August 10th, 2014
Festival bills to be paid in record time – Hon. Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “…the local bands and the local artistes will be paid in record time…” stated Minister for Culture and Education Honourable Myron V. Walwyn as he thanked Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith for stepping in to make this a reality this year.

August 6th, 2014
‘My Husband gave his life's blood for EE/LL’ - Mrs Louise Lettsome

EAST END, Tortola, VI - The East End/Long Look Festiville was named this year in honour of one of the founders of the East End celebration Mr Ifield 'Spike' Lettsome who according to his widow Mrs Louise Lettsome, gave his life's blood for the development of the East End/Long Look community.

July 31st, 2014
60th Festival parade must start on time - BVIF&FC Chairman Marvin 'MB' Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Mr Marvin 'MB' Blyden has given every assurance that the annual Road Town Parade will start on time this year.

May 22nd, 2014
VG Easter Festival Cheques bounced

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Some persons who provided services to the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee (VGEFC) have complained of being given cheques that bounced.

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