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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 10th, 2019
Fun & frolic @ Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- From the donkey races to the tug-o-war between married men and single men, the day of cultural activities at the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta on August 9, 2019, was nothing short of fun and entertainment.

August 8th, 2019
Carrot Bay festival begins with Oliver Turnbull Fisherman's Tournament

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- The 2019 Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta in observance of Emancipation has begun with the Oliver Turnbull aka 'Ollie' Fisherman's Tournament.

July 15th, 2017
Bounty killer & Jahmiel complete Carrot Bay Int’l artistes line-up

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Judy-Ann Smith, one of the key organisers for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2017, did indicate that the list of international artistes was incomplete while at the press briefing on July 4, 2017 called by the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC).

August 9th, 2016
Hon Fahie wants additional day for Carrot Bay festivities

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- While there have reportedly been talks about eliminating festival activities in East End and even Carrot Bay so as to focus on one big celebration in Road Town and which would be cost effective, First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie wants another day for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta.

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 5th, 2016
Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta Opens after 3-hour delay

CARROT BAY, Tortola,VI- Melvin Hyman has been contributing towards the food stability of the Virgin Islands for countless years and feels that he is finally getting his flowers while he is still alive.

August 15th, 2015
‘Give the donkeys a track’- Clarence ‘Boogie’ Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commenting on the recent failed donkey races for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta on August 7, 2015 Clarence ‘Boogie’ Freeman is of the view that there should be a special track for donkey races rather than have them run on hard surfaces that could damage their hooves.

August 9th, 2015
Romain Virgo, Konshens, VIBE close out Festival

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – The final night of Festival activities – the close out as it is called – took place at the Carrot Bay Festival Village last night August 8, 2015 and while the venue was packed to capacity to hear the soulful reggae sounds of Jamaican artists Romain Virgo and Konshens, many felt that the real close out was the night before with soca mega star Destra.

August 8th, 2015
Smith Robin reels in Fisherman’s Tournament trophy in Carrot Bay

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- On a day of poor catches despite calm seas and brilliant sunshine, Smith Robin emerged the winner of the Elmore Stoutt Fishermen’s Tournament in Carrot Bay on August 6, 2015.

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