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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.”

August 21st, 2015
The Dumbest Idea

By Donald E. de Castro - 'Too old to be intimidated'

For years now we have been trying to put on a Virgin Islands Festival and we have not been at all successful. Now, according to the news report on BVI News online, the Minister is now considering a proposal to have three separate festivals on Tortola which means the Virgin Islands Festival will now officially become a “three part” Tortola Festival celebrated in Road Town, East End and Carrot Bay.

August 13th, 2015
'Move Rise & Shine tramps from parade days'- Radio show guest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The parades for Emancipation Festival this year were labelled as poorly supported with the lack of troupes, floats and spectators as compared to previous years.

August 7th, 2015
Jewels of Anegada wins Best Troupe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola,VI- The colourful BVI Ports Authority’s Jewels of Anegada danced its way to Best Troupe at the Emancipation Festival Parade in Road Town on August 3, 2015.

August 10th, 2014
UPDATE: 60th Festival winners announced @ closing ceremony

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The full list of winners of this year’s Festival Parade was released last night August 9, 2014 at the closing ceremony held at the Iris Freeman Festiville in Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Islands.

April 22nd, 2014
Vibrant troupes add splash to VG Easter Fest parade

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – Led by this year’s Festival Honoree, Ms Grace Vanterpool, a kaleidoscope of colourful troupes wound their way along the streets of Spanish Town for the annual Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter Monday Festival Parade yesterday, April 21, 2014.

July 10th, 2013
Skimpy festival outfits send wrong message – Eileene L. Parsons

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Claiming that women in society were the standard bearers, former legislator Eileene L. Parsons OBE has complained that some of the festival parade costumes are “too much”.


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