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April 1st, 2018
2018 VG Easter Festival kicks off with food fair

LITTLE DIX BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Despite the scale down, scores of persons came out to support the annual festival dubbed ‘Virgin Gorda Easter Explosion: 'Resilience, Unity and Culture on the Scene for VG Easter Explosion 2018’ held at the Little Dix Bay field on Virgin Gorda on March 31, 2018.

February 8th, 2018
UPDATE: Lyra George In! as New VG Festival Committee Chair

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that Lyra George has been appointed the new Chairwoman of the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee.

September 5th, 2017
Booth owners ordered to remove materials from Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In preparation for hurricane Irma, Ministry of Education and Culture warned booth owners to remove all erected booths, dismantle structures and materials from the Festival Grounds in Road Town yesterday, September 4, 2017.

August 15th, 2017
Artistes paid for 2017 to perform @ fundraising event - Trefor A. Grant

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands have been given a heads-up for a big international jam that is to compensate for the cancelled festival activities of East End and Carrot Bay on Tortola.

August 1st, 2017
'My husband Mr 'Melee' was a cultural icon’- Mrs Janice Nibbs-Blyden

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lashing Dogs led the Torch Light Procession from the FirstCaribbean International Bank parking lot, to the Neil “Mr Melee” A. Blyden Festiville in Road Town for the opening ceremony of the sixty-third Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival on Monday July 31, 2017.

July 22nd, 2017
Sistah Joyce out of calypso show; Snubbed as guest artiste

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - 4-time Calypso Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce will surprisingly not defend her title at this year's Calypso Competition held as part of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. Now the artiste is upset that she has been snubbed as a guest performer for the show on August 2, 2017.

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 7th, 2017
Entertainers to VIF&FC: Spend smartly on international artistes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A number of persons in the entertainment industry continue to express that the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) is failing to spend monies on international artistes in a smart way.

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.

February 21st, 2017
Trefor A. Grant In! Kishma A. Baronville Out! as Festival Comm. Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that upon the recommendation of the Minister for Education and Culture, Cabinet has agreed to replace Kishma A. Baronville with Trefor A. Grant as the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Chairperson.

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