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July 25th, 2017
Yello BVI blasted for ‘inaccurate depiction’ of VI Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - When it comes to this time of year, persons in the community are always discussing and criticising the Emancipation Festival line-ups of events and artistes.

July 5th, 2017
Hon Walwyn blames Premier Smith for Festival payment issues

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Controversial Culture Minister, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is not shouldering all the blame for the continuing issues of long waits for festival vendors to be paid, as he has told reporters that Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and his other ministers of Government are the ones to be blamed.

June 27th, 2017
Tino’s latest release ‘Junkie’ just in time for VI Emancipation Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Soca Monarch, Virgin Gordian Mr Martino ‘Tino’ Mark is hyping up the airwaves locally with his latest release, “Junkie”, a soca party track.

June 15th, 2017
Festival launch postponed! June 30 new date

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The launch of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2017 initially slated for today June 15, 2017 has been pushed back to Friday, June 30, 2017.

August 10th, 2016
Festival village booth owners counting their losses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We can only say that we did it for the sake of country, despite a lot of us weren’t born here we did it for this country, the British Virgin Islands,” said one businesswoman who was a booth owner at Rita Francis Festiville in Road Town, Tortola.

September 25th, 2013
Local artistes should get advance payment for Festival - Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident stated that he couldn’t understand why local artistes were still awaiting payment for performances during the Emancipation Festival even as overseas artistes were already paid in full.

September 22nd, 2013
Premier says no artiste met him on Festival non-payment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of the non-payment of local artistes who recently performed during the Emancipation Festival activities was laid squarely at the feet of Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn recently by Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith.

September 20th, 2013
60th VI Festival in early limbo as ‘Alliance’ threatens boycott!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the Grate VI Music Alliance group Mr Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman said local artists and bands may be forced to boycott the 60th anniversary celebration of the Virgin Islands Emancipation festivities next year if their members have not been paid for services rendered this year.


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