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Grenadians in VI celebrate their country’s 43rd Independence Anniversary

- including with church service & beach lime
Members of the Grenada Association of the British Virgin Islands (GABVI) began their Independence Day celebrations in the VI with a church service at the Transformation International Church began on Sunday February 5, 2017. Photo: Provided
The church service saw Grenadians residing in the Virgin Islands wearing colours of their home country. Photo: Provided
The church service saw Grenadians residing in the Virgin Islands wearing colours of their home country. Photo: Provided
The church service saw Grenadians residing in the Virgin Islands wearing colours of their home country. Photo: Provided
The church service saw Grenadians residing in the Virgin Islands wearing colours of their home country. Photo: Provided
Digging in on the eateries at the beach lime on February 5, 2017 in observance of Grenada's 34th Independence Anniversary. Photo: Provided
Digging in on the eateries at the beach lime on February 5, 2017 in observance of Grenada's 34th Independence Anniversary. Photo: Provided
Acras (above) and breadfruit balls (below) were some of the food items made. Photo: Provided
Acras (above) and breadfruit balls (below) were some of the food items made. Photo: Provided
Persons also had the option of cake (above) and stewed pig tail (below). Photo: Provided
Persons also had the option of cake (above) and stewed pig tail (below). Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the spirit of patriotism and solidarity, quite apart from them being thousands of miles away, Grenada nationals residing in the Virgin Islands (VI) observed their country’s 43rd anniversary of Independence with various activities.

Tuesday February 7, 2017 was Grenada’s Independence Day; however, celebrations in the VI began on Sunday February 5, 2017 with a church service at the Transformation International Church, followed by a massive beach picnic and musical entertainment on Long Bay beach.

On Tuesday February 7, the celebration ended with another get together at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground.

President of the Grenada Association of the British Virgin Islands (GABVI), Cletus A. Sylvester told Virgin Islands News Online that the association has been in existence for quite some time but was rekindled some three years now.

The primary objective of the Association is to provide assistance to those in need, both in Grenada and the VI. There are about seven executive members and four floor members in the association.

Culmination of activities

“Today is the day of Grenada Independence, so we are having a get together for those who couldn’t make it to the beach on Sunday,” Mr Sylvester said on February 7, 2017.

He explained that the celebration on Sunday was as a result of the actual Independence Day falling in the week, which would have been difficult to gather everyone, thus, the weekend was a better option.

The celebrations were complemented with lots of food from the Spice Isle.

8 Responses to “Grenadians in VI celebrate their country’s 43rd Independence Anniversary”

  • Julio (10/02/2017, 10:39) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don't know why people bother to leave they country for years go back home and help build your country. Grenada nice nice
    • filly (10/02/2017, 11:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Cause I can sell meh cupcakes in peace
    • Huu (10/02/2017, 12:53) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Thats why people travel for years. To get the needy dollars before returning. A broke man cannot do much in building his country. Can He?
  • foxy (10/02/2017, 11:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice vino is the only news site for all the people
  • island man (10/02/2017, 12:50) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I respect most Grenadians here in the British virgin islands. I believe their humble reaction and out of trouble attitude has been noted as expat who means well. Happy Independence Grenada. May the organization do well for the Grenadians here and in your home-land.
  • Dee (10/02/2017, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all look lovely!!
  • shark``````` (10/02/2017, 16:55) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    when is the .B.V.I. going to hold their independence day and what money would they be allowed to use and what would be the National Colors.


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