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August 18th, 2019
'$50K spent on Bunji Garlin is money gone' - Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As post-mortems on the just concluded 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival continue, a local musician and promoter has said past and present leaders of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) have struggled to understand that the Virgin Islands Festival is neither a carnival nor a music festival.

August 12th, 2019
‘This year has been a blast!’– Premier Fahie on 65th Emancipation Festival

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Persons who turned up at the Carrot Bay Festiville for the close off activities of the Virgin Islands (VI) 65th Emancipation Celebrations were reminded of the importance of celebrating at all times with the spirit of gratitude.

August 8th, 2019
'Is not all about the bacchanal' – Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard

EAST END, Tortola, VI- About three weeks ago when a group of residents of the East End Community of Tortola, Virgin Islands, decided to get together to organise the usual street parade, they were faced with a barrage of challenges, among which was that of persons doubting their ability to make it happen.

July 24th, 2017
Pemberton & Rhymer crowned 2017 Prince & Princess

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a night filled with talent and intelligence, July 23, 2017, and a date that Lyriq Rhymer and Jabari Pemberton will not soon forget, as they were crowned this year’s Virgin Islands Prince and Princess.

September 15th, 2016
Hon Marlon A. Penn ponders lack of local participation in VI festivals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Junior Minister for Trade and Investment Promotion Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says Virgin Islanders need to get their cultural identity reflected in the annual festivities to observe emancipation.

August 6th, 2016
Hon Walwyn wants public’s involvement in future festivals

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- With many harsh but often fair criticisms being made over this year’s Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival, including that it has become too political, Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn has called for involvement from the public as to what festivals should be like.

August 13th, 2013
More senior police officers needed at public events – residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the wake of the many fights and disorderly behaviour exhibited by some patrons at the recently concluded 2013 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival activities, a call has been made for the presence of more senior officers at such public events.

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