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July 8th, 2017
Parents told to take responsibility for children in festival village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Parents have the responsibility to attend to their children during festival activities.” This is a stance rightfully taken by Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Trefor A. Grant.

July 26th, 2016
Rita Francis Festiville opens; ‘Letty’ Hodge is Parade Marshal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Rita Francis Festiville was declared opened in Road Town on July 25, 2016, officially starting celebrations for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2016.

October 28th, 2013
UPDATE: Corrine Brewley’s passing comes as a shock to close friends

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several persons considered close friends and associates of the late Ms Corrine Brewley have expressed utter shock at the news of her sudden passing today, October 28, 2013.

August 15th, 2013
VI should host one Festival Village for 60th Anniversary – Lesmore Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One observer, in his capacity as a private citizen, has suggested that the 60th Anniversary celebrations for next year’s Emancipation Festival should be held at one location over the usual festive period as this may be more practical and cost effective.

June 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Keep budget to what we agree for- Skelton Snr. to VIF&FC

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - The man who the 2013 Emancipation Festival Village will be named after, Mr Ira Oliver Skelton Snr., hadn't much to say at the announcement of the festival village name, however, his message to the committee was loud and clear.

August 3rd, 2012
Lights, Camera, Jam! [Gallery Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Entertainment and normal action resumed as the Emancipation Festival continued last night, August 2, 2012, at the Claudette “Boopie” Smith Festiville. After suffering a few minor hiccups at the previous evening’s show, it was busi





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