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July 8th, 2019
'If some folks had it their way' there would be no Gospel Fest'- Rev Melvin A. Turnbull

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – With Gospel Fest coming up on July 25, 2019, and now a staple in the Virgin Islands (VI) annual calendar of events, ZBVI 780 AM radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', is questioning why the Christian festivity continues to be excluded from the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee's (VIF&FC) official line-up.

April 16th, 2019
BVIF&FC moving forward - Carnel D. Clyne on 300K debt

ROAD TOWN, VI – New Chairman of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne says despite the $300k debt hanging from the National Democratic Party (NDP), the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government and his committee is looking to move forward, get things going and make all upcoming local festivals a success.

April 11th, 2019
Hon Wheatley wants frugal spending on Festivals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) some $300K in debt as accumulated under the Dr D. Orlando Smith led National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the committee is looking to spend this year’s $710k budget as frugal and as wisely as possible given the current rebuilding atmosphere in the Virgin Islands (VI).

April 10th, 2019
VG Easter Festival lost religious touch?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival on the horizon, many are concerned that the festivities may have veered too far away from its religious roots in favour of a more social and cultural gathering.

August 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Owed local artists begin receiving Festival 2014 payments

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of artists who performed at this year's Festival activities have confirmed with this news site that following the publication of their concerns via this news site they commenced receiving calls indicating that their cheques would have been ready by yesterday afternoon August 12, 2014.

August 8th, 2014
‘VIBE are new Road March champs!’ – BVIF&FC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Festivals & Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) this evening August 8, 2014 announced that the 2014 Diamond Jubilee Road March Champions are the group VIBE.

August 2nd, 2014
Intl Soca Night on tonight - BVIF&FC PRO Lynette L. Harrigan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public Relations Officer of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Ms Lynette L. Harrigan has just confirmed with this news site that the International Soca Explosion is on tonight August 2, 2014, with the exception of one international artiste, given concerns that it would have been cancelled because of Tropical Storm Bertha.

August 2nd, 2014
Sizzla: ‘bun’ sexual abuse of children

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The 60th Festival's International Night show featuring artistes Jah Cure and Sizzla Kalangi was one that saw a huge turnout as the two Jamaicans - as well as the local artistes - gave sterling performances.

July 31st, 2014
60th Festival parade must start on time - BVIF&FC Chairman Marvin 'MB' Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) Mr Marvin 'MB' Blyden has given every assurance that the annual Road Town Parade will start on time this year.

June 28th, 2014
UPDATE: 9 through to battle for Sister Joyce’s Calypso Crown

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Not being present to witness performances by some 15 persons who intended to make it through to the finals of this year’s Emancipations Festivals competition was unfortunate, as it was a night that those present did enjoy as they got a sip of bigger things to come on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Festival Ground.

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