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June 10th, 2019
Gays parade on streets of St Croix, USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, ST Croix, USVI— Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community proudly paraded down the streets of downtown Christiansted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday June 8, 2019 for Pride Month.

May 16th, 2018
Despite slap from House of Commons, VI will celebrate Queen's Birthday!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Commons has passed an amendment to the Anti Money Laundering Bill to make only Caribbean Overseas Territories like the Virgin Islands (VI) have public registry of beneficial ownership for offshore accounts.

July 19th, 2014
It’s Official! VI in full gear to rock 60th

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI – If there were any fears in the minds of organizers of this Virgin Islands’ 60th celebration of Festival as to the spending, partying and celebration mode of the diverse peoples of the Virgin Islands, those fears were definitely allayed last night July 18, 2014.

May 25th, 2014
3 take top prizes in VG Easter Parade

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Three separate groups have won themselves the top prizes in this year's Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Parade which was held on April 21, 2014.

April 19th, 2014
Chic Trends on maiden trip off Tortola

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – With the wide spans of families making up the Virgin Islands, all are geared up to converge on one of the 60 islands comprising the VI, Virgin Gorda aka ‘Paradise’ for the 2014 celebrations of Easter Festival.

December 28th, 2013
Long Bush Xmas parade 2013 in living colour - video exclusive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the residents of Road Town and the surrounding areas, there is no Christmas without the now popular Long Bush Christmas parade. Christmas in the Virgin Islands is held on December 25, each year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a public holiday.

December 14th, 2013
Motorcade adds more bliss to ‘Xmas in Spanish Town’ 2013

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI - The opening of ‘Christmas in Spanish Town’ was not the usual this year as organizers sought to add new bliss to the seasonal celebrations- a motorcade through the streets of Spanish Town featuring strictly local bands.

August 8th, 2013
Festiville honouree Juliette Penn further celebrated at EE/LL parade

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The East End/Long Look Festiville honouree, Ms Juliette Penn was further shown appreciation for her sterling contribution to the development of the festival observances in the two communities by being asked to marshal the annual parade on August 8, 2013.

June 11th, 2013
It’s a Festival, Not a Carnival

By Donald E. de Castro- “too old to be intimidated”

A Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before lent, the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. Over the past 30 to 40 years throughout the Caribbean, because Carnivals have become money making event many countries and territories now have their carnival at different times of the year.

June 9th, 2013
Hundreds celebrate Queen Elizabeth II birthday!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The parade and ceremonies which form part of the celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II birthday had the usual full house turn out yesterday June 8, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Road Town.

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