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August 17th, 2019
‘VIF&FC needs to put its own in spotlight’- Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The resounding call continues to bellow through all media forms for 'from here' entertainers to be given a fair share of the events spotlight especially during Emancipation festival celebrations in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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.

April 21st, 2019
Finally! Roy L. O’Neal honoured @ VG Easter Fest

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI – After a year of delay, long-time participant of the Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter Festival, Mr Roy L. O’Neal—named 2018 then 2019 honouree—received his honour when the festival continued last evening Saturday, April 20, 2019, on the sister island.

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.

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.

July 4th, 2015
Politicians put in spotlight @ Festival Calypso elimination

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- King Paido, Rockey, Ojinga, Queen Shereen, new comer Yung Blood, and Mighty Cloud were among those that gave the sizable crowd that gathered on Friday July 3, 2015 at Village Cay a taste of what to expect at this year’s Emancipation Festival 2015 Calypso Competition. And coming off elections season, it was not surprising that politics and politicians were the focus of most calypsonians.

April 6th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘I put my all into it’ – King Paido

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following a five year win drought, King Paido is ecstatic about winning this year’s Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition early this morning April 6, 2015.

August 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Prison doesn’t mean putting life on hold – Sistah Joyce

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Imprisonment does not mean putting one’s life or talents on hold, according to reigning 2013 Virgin Islands (BVI) Calypso Monarch Joycelyn Searles also known as Sistah Joyce.


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