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Hundreds revel in Rise & Shine procession

Revellers gyrating behind 'the big truck' at Rise and Shine on Tortola today, August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
The Rise and Shine procession making its way past the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
The Rise and Shine procession making its way past the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
The Rise and Shine procession on Wickham's Cay I, Tortola, on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
The Rise and Shine procession on Wickham's Cay I, Tortola, on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
VIBE Band had the largest following at the 2019 Rise and Shine in Road Town, Tortola, on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
VIBE Band had the largest following at the 2019 Rise and Shine in Road Town, Tortola, on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
Even 'Nuns' were part of the Rise and Shine in Road Town on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
Even 'Nuns' were part of the Rise and Shine in Road Town on August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
Rise and Shine revelry in Road Town, Tortola, On August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
Rise and Shine revelry in Road Town, Tortola, On August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
Having a grand time in the Rise and Shine on Wickham's Cay I today, August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
Having a grand time in the Rise and Shine on Wickham's Cay I today, August 5, 2019. Photo: VINO
The partying continued at Ramon Bar in Huntums Ghut. Photo: VINO
The partying continued at Ramon Bar in Huntums Ghut. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite threats of rain, hundreds of persons supported the 2019 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival's Rise and Shine procession on Tortola this morning, August 5, 2019.

Revellers, in various costumes and body paintings, began their gyrating from the roundabout at Port Purcell around 5:00am and made their way to the heart of Road Town via the western bound carriageway on James Walter Francis Drive to end behind Central Administration Complex on Wickham's Cay I.

A larger majority of the procession pranced and partied behind the truck that belted out music of VIBE Band.

There was heavy police presence noticed for the Rise and Shine and there were no reports of fights reaching our newsroom.

After police closed off the Rise and Shine around 8:00am, many persons then made their way to Huntum's Ghut where they were engaged in a wet fete in front Ramon Bar well after 11:00am.

Today's highlight activity for Emancipation observances is the August Monday Parade.

7 Responses to “Hundreds revel in Rise & Shine procession”

  • one eye (05/08/2019, 14:24) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    It was nice
  • JSA (05/08/2019, 17:56) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    I so anxious to see these pictures. I hope I don’t pop up so my moda don’t see me working on the pdm
  • sad (05/08/2019, 21:52) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    So sad that they didn’t get the message that Hurricane Irma was conveying.
    • @sad (06/08/2019, 08:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is what happens after tragic events like Irma. People are shock and scared for a while then revert back to their old ways.


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