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It’s the season! 2015 Christmas tree lit in Road Town!

It’s the festive season and the Virgin Islands began getting in the mood with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on November 30, 2015 at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town, the capital of the Virgin Islands. Photo: Team of Reporters
Tracia J. Peterson brought down the house with her performance at the 36th annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Photo: Team of Reporters
Tracia J. Peterson brought down the house with her performance at the 36th annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It’s the festive season and the Virgin Islands began getting into the mood with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on November 30, 2015 at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town, the capital of the Virgin Islands.

Several residents, a handful of politicians, and religious personnel gathered at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza last evening to ring in the Christmas season at the 36th annual lighting of the Christmas tree.

While the average resident in this British Overseas Territory is “catching hell,” according to the man on the street, and cannot afford much for Christmas, the event signals the official start of the Christmas season here.

The lighting of the Christmas tree, which was postponed from Saturday November 28, 2015 to Monday November 30, 2015 because of inclement weather, is hosted by the Lions and Leo Clubs of Tortola in collaboration with the BVI Christian Council.

Lady Minister Dorilyn Edwards gave the reflections on the purpose of the season and asked wives to forgive their husbands and others on Christmas.

Hon Mark H. Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works and Fourth District Representative, spoke at the event and called on residents to remember those who are in need, especially those persons around the world who are suffering during this time.

The turnout was small and the event had lots of entertainment and gospel singing that centered on a Christmas theme.

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