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July 5th, 2016
Colourful Parade closes St John 2016 Festival

VI CONSORTIUM

CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI — The St John 2016 Festival ended on Monday July 4, 2016 with a colorful parade, and later that evening with fireworks commemorating Independence Day, and a finale Festival Village night that closed with the legendary Krosfyah band out of Barbados.

May 2nd, 2016
Governor Mapp pleased with STT Children’s Carnival

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Governor of the United States Virgin Islands Kenneth E. Mapp on Friday April 29, 2016 said he was pleased to see a strong turnout — at least in the carnival square where all main performances traditionally take place (there were complaints of low turnouts throughout the carnival route) — for the Children’s Parade, which has struggled with attendance in recent years.

August 21st, 2015
The Dumbest Idea

By Donald E. de Castro - 'Too old to be intimidated'

For years now we have been trying to put on a Virgin Islands Festival and we have not been at all successful. Now, according to the news report on BVI News online, the Minister is now considering a proposal to have three separate festivals on Tortola which means the Virgin Islands Festival will now officially become a “three part” Tortola Festival celebrated in Road Town, East End and Carrot Bay.

April 4th, 2015
VG Easter Festival ‘unholy’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Prominent minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Bishop John I. Cline has labelled the Easter Festival celebrations on the sister island of Virgin Gorda as being unholy as he feels the events are in no way reflective of anything symbolic of the most holy week in the religious world.

August 20th, 2014
Donald E. De Castro broadsides Govt for Festival ‘party’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Mr Donald E. De Castro has in an opinion column today August 20, 2014 broadsided the Government and the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee for Festival being what he described as nothing more than a big party designed to make money at the expense of the Territory’s culture and history.

May 4th, 2014
St. Thomas 2014 Carnival hailed as amazing!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - The Adults Parade of the annual Carnival on St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands once again attracted the usual large turnout when it took place yesterday May 3, 2014, proving again how well established this event has become over the decades.

August 13th, 2013
This is not an expat Carnival!– Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “A complete disaster,” were the words of commentator and social activist Mr Donald E. deCastro in describing the Road Town segment of the just ended 2013 Emancipation Festival Parade.

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.

December 14th, 2011
This year’s festival was biggest disaster- Donald deCastro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Although late in coming but maybe early enough for the thought to be considered for next year, Donald deCastro has lamented that the Emancipation Festival in the Virgin Islands has been transformed into a carnival-like affair and said this year’s celebration was disastrous and shameful.



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