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April 15th, 2017
Hard hitting Calypso expected tomorrow night!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The line-up for the 2017 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition for Sunday April 16, 2017 promises to bring out the true meaning of the Golden Jubilee’s festivities- “Mass in Musical City for the Fiftieth Anniversary.”

July 10th, 2016
2 eliminated, 6 move to Calypso finals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Six calypsonians will now be going head to head with the three time and reigning Monarch, Sistah Joyce (born Joycelyn Searles), for the Calypso crown and the grand prize of $6,500.

April 6th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘I put my all into it’ – King Paido

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following a five year win drought, King Paido is ecstatic about winning this year’s Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Calypso Competition early this morning April 6, 2015.

April 3rd, 2015
Easter Festival 2015 set for take-off- Jerrell A. George

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The hype is on as the Easter Festival Committee at Virgin Gorda sets to kick off celebrations tomorrow April 4, 2015.

July 31st, 2014
Sistah Joyce retains Calypso Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Early this morning July 31, 2014 Ms Joyce Searles who goes by the stage name Sistah Joyce was once again crowned the Queen of Calypso in the Virgin Islands as she said her songs were written from her heart and personal experiences and that she has been ducking from the ‘balls’ of discrimination in real time.

June 28th, 2014
UPDATE: 9 through to battle for Sister Joyce’s Calypso Crown

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Not being present to witness performances by some 15 persons who intended to make it through to the finals of this year’s Emancipations Festivals competition was unfortunate, as it was a night that those present did enjoy as they got a sip of bigger things to come on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Festival Ground.

May 28th, 2014
Most participants paid before end of Festival – Sasha D. A. Flax

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Recounting on some of the things that would have chalked up a ‘plus’ in making the 2014 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival a success is the fact that most of the persons who participated in especially the Calypso competition were able to get their cash monies before the festival ended.

April 21st, 2014
Mighty Ley-Ley snatches Sistah Joyce’s crown!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Calypso 2013 champion Joycelyn 'Sistah Joyce' Searles lost her calypso crown as she was comfortably defeated by two of her challengers: Mighty Ley-Ley and King Paido.

March 21st, 2014
'I was & would never be excluded' - Sistah Joyce

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Joycelyn M. Searles aka Sistah Joyce was in a state of disbelief yesterday when she received several phone calls indicating that another online news agency was reporting that her name was omitted from the list of Calypsonians for the 2014 Virgin Gorda Easter Festival celebrations.

April 1st, 2013
UPDATE: Sistah Joyce sets eyes on Calypso Show on Tortola in July [Full official results included]

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Joycelyn 'Sistah Joyce' Searles was no doubt the deserving winner of the Virgin Gorda Calypso Monarch 2013 after two stunning performances at the Darwin George Easter Festival Village on March 31, 2013.



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