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August 3rd, 2017
UPDATE - Freeman makes clean sweep to take 2017 Calypso Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One of his calypsos, ‘Respect the Doctor’ was one that created a stir throughout the Virgin Islands (VI) as it hit social media and the airways. Despite many speculated that he was at least the voice behind the lyrics, Eustace "Boss" Freeman never claimed ownership of the Calypso until last night August 2, 2017 as Contestant Number Three at the Festival Calypso Monarch held at the Neil "Mr Melee" Blyden Festiville.

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.

March 12th, 2017
Queen Shereen calls Chico B a default Monarch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A song-Outsider, which was recently released to the public by Virgin Gorda Calypso Monarch, Vincentian- Roland O. Vieira aka Chico B, calling for unity among the expatriates and the natives, has opened a can of proverbial worms, with a veteran Calypsonian, calling him a Monarch by default.

July 28th, 2016
UPDATE: Sistah Joyce is 4 time Calypso Monarch!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- History was made at the Rita Francis Festiville on July 27, 2016 when Joycelyn “Sistah Joyce” Searles was named the Virgin Islands’ Calypso Monarch for the 4th consecutive year.

March 28th, 2016
UPDATE: New VG Easter Fest Calypso Monarch gives thanks to VI

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI - First time entrant Roland O. Vieira aka Chico B won the 2016 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso competition at the Franka A. Pickering Festiville in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda on March 27, 2016 with his songs Thanks BVI and Rum Pipe after garnering a total 534 points.

July 2nd, 2015
Marcus ‘Yung Blood’ Marks newcomer to Festival calypso competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This news site can confirm that among thirteen persons who have registered their interest in competing in the calypso competition as part of the 2015 Emancipation Festival, there is at least one newcomer- Marcus ‘Yung Blood’ Marks.

July 28th, 2012
UPDATE - Luther B retains Calypso Monarch, third consecutive title! [Photoslide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As fate would have it, Luther B has once again stamped his authority in convincing fashion in this year's Calypso Festival. Luther Butler, earlier today July 29, 2012, defeated all comers in what was a resounding sweep of the available prizes to emerge trumps once again, retaining his crown for a third consecutive year which he described as his most difficult victory.

July 16th, 2012
Compromise reached with calypsonians, 15 to compete in elimination round!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – That’s all they needed, a compromise rather than the “heavy-handed” approach, and reigning Calypso Monarch Luther Buttler aka Luther B is happy to report that after meeting with the Culture Minister – the annual Calypso competition is back on!

May 15th, 2012
Boss: Local artists treated unfairly by VI Festival & Fairs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Great VI Music Alliance, a group formed specifically to aid local entertainers in gaining respect and appreciation from the Virgin Islands, met with the VI Festivals and Fairs Executive Committee where they raised several issues over the unfair treatment that local performers receive in relation to their performance and pay for festivals over the years.


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