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August 2nd, 2019
‘Winning is always my aim’ - King Paido

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival Calypso Champion Reynold Phillip aka ‘King Paido’ has said his determination and positive mind-set resulted in him taking the title at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town, Tortola, on August 1, 2019.

August 2nd, 2019
King Paido crowned 2019 Calypso Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- King Paido has won the 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival Calypso Competition held at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on August 1, 2019.

August 5th, 2017
Tarrus Riley woos patrons at RT Festival Village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Blazing the stage at the Festival Ground in Road Town, hundreds turned out to hear international Jamaican reggae singer, Tarrus Riley back again for another year, gave a performance that was more than expected with lots of surprises.

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.

April 17th, 2017
King Paido crowned 2017 VG Calypso Monarch

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A king without a crown was Reynold "King Paido" Phillip until early this morning, April 17, 2017 when he was crowned the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival 2017 Calypso Monarch at the Bernice Sprauve Festiville in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda.

April 15th, 2017
Hard hitting Calypso expected tomorrow night!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The line-up for the 2017 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition for Sunday April 16, 2017 promises to bring out the true meaning of the Golden Jubilee’s festivities- “Mass in Musical City for the Fiftieth Anniversary.”

November 27th, 2016
Beres Hammond makes VI crowd ‘feel good’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Less than two hours before the rays of the sun lit up the sky to announce the breaking of a new day, International Jamaican Reggae Star Beres Hammond, brought the curtains down at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, to a packed and well appreciative crowd on Sunday November 27, 2016.

July 28th, 2016
UPDATE: Sistah Joyce is 4 time Calypso Monarch!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was made at the Rita Francis Festiville on July 27, 2016 when Joycelyn “Sistah Joyce” Searles was named the Virgin Islands’ Calypso Monarch for the 4th consecutive year.

July 10th, 2016
2 eliminated, 6 move to Calypso finals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six calypsonians will now be going head to head with the three time and reigning Monarch, Sistah Joyce (born Joycelyn Searles), for the Calypso crown and the grand prize of $6,500.

March 25th, 2016
King Paido, Sistah Joyce out of VG Calypso competition

THE VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Two of local calypso's biggest names will not be competing in this year's Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition. These are Reynold A. Phillips known as King Paido and Joycelyn Searles who goes by the name Sistah Joyce.

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