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August 6th, 2018
VI Emancipation: Hon Fahie implores residents to avoid pitfalls of ‘modern slavery’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As a Territory and as a people, while we celebrate and make our celebration the most meaningful, we must recommit to avoiding the pitfalls of all forms of slavery…We must recommit ourselves to the fullest form of Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance.”

August 11th, 2016
‘Let’s take back our Jouvert’- Antonio Tuckett aka Daddy Pitt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the IPM band Mr Antonio Tuckett aka Daddy Pitt has gone public calling for the return of Rise and Shine (Jouvert) to its former glory as he claims the sugar has lost its sweet in this regard.

July 27th, 2016
RVIPF cautions against domestic assaults during Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Sergeant Kendolph Bobb of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Family and Juvenile Unit says that while the annual festival celebrations should be enjoyable, typically this time of year presents an increase in the number of domestic assaults and is urging individuals again to take a time out instead of resorting to violence or abusive behaviour.

August 14th, 2015
‘We have lost the reason for the season’ – Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka on his Umoja talk show last evening August 13, 2015 suggested that the territory seems to have lost the reason for the season when it comes to the Emancipation celebrations.

August 14th, 2015
‘Why must we pay to enter Festival events?’ – asks Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Donald E. de Castro is peeved that members of the public have to pay to get entry into what are supposed to be Emancipation celebrations during Festival.

August 2nd, 2015
VIBE, Busy Signal & A-Team put 2015 Emancipation Festival in high gear

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Patsy C. Lake Festiville was again a hive of activity last evening August 1, 2015 with VIBE and the A-Team band of Trinidad complemented by one of the most versatile dancehall reggae artists of his generation – Busy Signal.

August 1st, 2015
Cocoa Tea, Capleton electrify Patsy C. Lake Festiville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jamaican reggae lovers rock superstar Cocoa Tea sent love vibes throughout the Patsy C. Lake Festiville with some old school lovers rock known by both young and old at last night’s July 31, 2015 cultural concert featuring also Jamaican dancehall artist Capleton, known as the Fire Marshal in dancehall circles.

July 31st, 2015
Long-time Food Fair participants honoured

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Veteran Food Fair participants Gregory Smith and his wife Marreth R. Smith were today July 31, 2015 recognised at the Food Fair named in their honour for their sterling contribution spanning well over two decades.

July 23rd, 2015
Booth holder says Kishma A. Baronville doesn’t listen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the start date for the commencement of the Emancipation Festival activities draws closer, there is a flurry of activities at the Festival Grounds in Road Town where the Patsy Lake Festiville is being set up.

September 2nd, 2014
'Know what you're celebrating!' - chides Donald E. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Donald E. De Castro wants people of the Virgin Islands to make the clear distinction between emancipation and abolition and to aid in this he has penned an article which he hopes will clear up the misconceptions between the two terms and help people to understand their history and celebrate it more appropriately.

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