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August 6th, 2019
Massive turnout for August Monday Parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Under brilliant sunshine, thousands of persons lined both sides of Waterfront Drive in Road Town, Tortola, for one of the highlights of the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival- the August Monday Parade- on August 5, 2019.

August 7th, 2017
UPDATE: Parade not in East End but Road Town on Sat August 12, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There seems to be conflicting information emerging from the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC).

August 2nd, 2016
August Monday Parade comes off with 42 entries

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a poor response to participation in the Annual August Monday Parade and concerns whether there was even going to be one this year, the event was pulled off somewhat yesterday, August 1, 2016 after some last minute entries that saved the day.

July 28th, 2016
‘Letty’ Hodge out as Parade Marshal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After initially accepting the role of Parade Marshal for the August Monday Parade, Violet ‘Letty’ Delville-Hodge has since opted out.

July 21st, 2016
More attention must be paid to August Monday Parade- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While not agreeing that the Ministry of Education should be separated from the Department of Culture as it relates to having one Minister oversee it, television talk show host Edmund G. Maduro feels strongly that a more concerted attention should be paid to the annual Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival celebrations.

July 3rd, 2016
Harrigan refutes online news article on festival troupes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Ms Lynette L. Harrigan has refuted reports by pro-government news site BVI Platinum News that there is only one troupe registered so far for the 2016 August Monday Parade.

August 9th, 2013
UPDATE: Anasazi Dancers win big at August Monday Parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Anasazi Dancers have emerged as the big winners following the announcement of results in this year’s Road Town Parade today, August 9, 2013 with wins in both the Children’s and Adult Troupe Categories.

August 7th, 2012
Revellers turn out in droves for August Monday Parade! [Slideshow Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Standing room only was the order that prevailed on the sidelines of Waterfront Drive yesterday, August 6, 2012, as Virgin Islanders and tourists alike thronged to the parade route in their numbers to witness the Annual August Monday Parade in Road Town.

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