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August 3rd, 2017
UPDATE - Freeman makes clean sweep to take 2017 Calypso Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of his calypsos, ‘Respect the Doctor’ was one that created a stir throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) as it hit social media and the airways. Despite many speculated that he was at least the voice behind the lyrics, Eustace "Boss" Freeman never claimed ownership of the Calypso until last night August 2, 2017 as Contestant Number Three at the Festival Calypso Monarch held at the Neil "Mr Melee" Blyden Festiville.

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.

July 28th, 2016
Is the Calypso culture dying or dead in the VI?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social media has been blowing up with concerns that calypso is dying or already dead in the Virgin Islands, following the poor turnout for the Virgin Islands Calypso Monarch at the Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town last night, July 27, 2016.

July 7th, 2014
‘Calypso must go without victimization’ – Joycelyn 'Sistah Joyce' Searles

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – With lyrics that point fingers directly to the ills of the National Democratic Party (NDP) government during this term in office Joycelyn 'Sistah Joyce' Searles said that it is only calypso that tells nothing but the truth and as such judges should not be influenced by government to mark down calypsonians during the calypso competition this year.

March 21st, 2014
VI gets 1st Calypso Dance Queen Competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the VI Festivals and Fair Committee gears up to launch Tortola Emancipation festival tomorrow’s Saturday March 22, 2014, local promoters have joined the bandwagon in casting in their lot to kick start the week.

July 26th, 2013
Sistah Joyce says prison taught her a lesson in humility

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “The prison [taught] me a lesson, I had to [stay] humble many times, I cried [many] times and I had to [stay] humble,” said Calypso artiste Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce after serving just over three months of a prison sentence.

April 5th, 2012
Exclusive: Sista Joyce holding her head high!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Joycelyn Searles, popularly known as Sista Joyce refuses to “hang her head to the ground” after being charged with cannabis possession, and instead is rearing to go for the Virgin Gorda Calypso completion that is slated for Sunday, April 8, 2012.





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