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August 5th, 2018
Boat Racing @ its Best for Romney Park

WEST END, Tortola, VI - It promises to be a day of thrills and excitement today Sunday, August 5, 2018, when the Virgin Islands (VI) Boat Drama Club presents, ‘Boat Racing at its Best.’

August 4th, 2018
Dexta Daps now set to headline Thursday’s ‘Festiville’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jamaican Dancehall star ‘Dexta Daps’ is now scheduled to perform in the Virgin Islands (VI) on Thursday, August 9, 2018, having missed his originally scheduled headline performance for the Official Opening of Emancipation 2018 Festival Celebrations on Friday, August 3, 2018.

July 26th, 2018
Miss BVI 2017/2018 Contestants cry foul; No prizes given

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many disappointed that the traditional Miss BVI Queen 2018/2019 show has been cancelled, now comes word that the contestants from the 2017 pageant, have not received their promised prizes.

February 21st, 2017
Trefor A. Grant In! Kishma A. Baronville Out! as Festival Comm. Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that upon the recommendation of the Minister for Education and Culture, Cabinet has agreed to replace Kishma A. Baronville with Trefor A. Grant as the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Chairperson.

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.

June 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Keep budget to what we agree for- Skelton Snr. to VIF&FC

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI - The man who the 2013 Emancipation Festival Village will be named after, Mr Ira Oliver Skelton Snr., hadn't much to say at the announcement of the festival village name, however, his message to the committee was loud and clear.

November 23rd, 2012
Letter to the Editor

By M. Anna Nimos

Change is never without its casualties. Check how many items of personal effects get broken, misplaced or dumped when you are moving from one place to another. No matter how hard you may try to keep things intact, something will not make it to the new destination. Sometimes things are sitting in one place for so long without any ‘disturbance’, only being held together by the law of gravity, that as soon as you touch them they fall apart, and all you can do is discard the crumbled bits and

July 20th, 2012
Festival Opening changed to accommodate Minister’s schedule?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An announcement made by the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, that the official opening of the festival will not be held as traditional on the night after the Gospel Concert due to undisclosed issues, put some to wonder about the reason for this change.

April 11th, 2012
VG Festival pulls through without Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The organisers of the Virgin Gorda Festival were given high marks for pulling off the three day event, which culminated on April 9, 2012 despite the challenges they confronted during the pre-planning stages of the annual affair.



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