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August 6th, 2019
Late night ferry guaranteed for USVI visitors- Carnel D. Clyne

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons travelling to Tortola from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for the Virgin Islands Emancipation celebrations today, August 6, 2019 are assured of a late night return ferry to the USVI.

July 31st, 2019
Festival activities in RT cancelled this evening due to rain

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to inclement weather, the stage activities at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town have been cancelled this evening, July 31, 2019.

July 27th, 2019
65th Emancipation kicks off with ‘Prime Time Festival Village’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) kicked off its 65th Emancipation Celebrations last evening, July 26, 2019, with the opening of the ‘Prime Time Festival Village’ in the heart of Road Town, Tortola, the capital city.

July 9th, 2019
Carnel D. Clyne fires back; Calls Rev Turnbull a ‘Liar’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne has fired back at comments made by Reverend Melvin A. Turnbull, during the Thursday, July 4, 2019, edition of ZBVI’s ‘Umoja’ show over revelations that Gospel Fest continues to be missing from the official VIF&FC calendar of activities for Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival 2019.

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 21st, 2019
'Men of the cloth' shun VG Easter Festival invocation

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Priests and pastors on the island of Virgin Gorda allegedly refused to appear on stage to deliver the invocation at the opening of the Roy L. O’Neal Festiville on April 20, 2019. This forced the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee to resort to a non-preacher to bless the events.

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 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.

April 9th, 2019
Trefor A. Grant Out! Carnel D. Clyne In! as BVIF&FC Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Cabinet has announced sweeping changes to the administration of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee (BVIF&FC) starting with the official ousting of its National Democratic Party (NDP) aligned Chairman, Mr Trefor A. Grant and the appointment of Virgin Islands Party (VIP) District 2 candidate for 2019, Mr Carnel D. Clyne as his replacement.

March 10th, 2019
No recounts in D2 & D6; VIP accepts loss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word was circulating that following the 2019 election results and the defeat of two Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidates in Districts 2 and 6, they had requested and were pursuing recounts.

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