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Remaining events for Festival 2017 cancelled!

- East End Jouvert, RT Rescheduled Parade & Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta have all been cancelled
August 8th, 2017 | Tags:
Moko Jumbies at the 2016 Road Town Festival. This year there will be no RT Parade, East End Parade and and no other event that was slated for Festival 2017. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI [Post Time 10:44 PM] – Emancipation Festival 2017 has come to an abrupt end as all events that were yet to be staged have now been officially cancelled.

The confirmation has come this evening August 8, 2017 by the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC).

In the official statement released moments ago, the VIF&FC stated that the decision was made following the assessment of damages incurred as a result of the recent flash flood but was also based on consultation with the BVI Disaster Management on the projected weather forecast for the Territory.

Cancelled Events

Some of the activities that were scheduled to take place that are now cancelled includes, this evening's August 8, 2017 opening of the East End Festival Village, tomorrow's August 9, 2017 Rise and Shine Tramp in East End and this weekend's Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta that was expected to run from Friday August 10, 2017 starting with the Fisherman's Tourament and opening ceremony and to end on August 12, 2017 which would have brought down the curtains on the 2017 Festival celebrations.

The release further states that information will be given in the upcoming weeks on an event that will feature the artistes that were set to perform in the East End and Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta.

25 Responses to “Remaining events for Festival 2017 cancelled!”

  • Just saying (08/08/2017, 23:00) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
    SMH
    • crazy (08/08/2017, 23:26) Like (6) Dislike (23) Reply
      I DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS DECSION WHAT ABOUT THE BOOTH OWNERS?
      • @crazy (09/08/2017, 09:10) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
        And what about them? There is no water east end.

        Persons have been cleaning mud from inside their homes and you worry about booth owners. Who you be Jack.?
      • wize up (09/08/2017, 09:16) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
        @ crazy: you sound just like this government; money hungry for a few pennies they giving away this territory and for a few dollars you will rather people endanger thier lives; can't you see the conditions of the road in this place: money is our problem in this territory....but I understand your side so don't beat up on my skin to bad over this simple issues(thank you)
    • @ Just saying (08/08/2017, 23:59) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why you shaking your head?
    • Hmph (09/08/2017, 08:10) Like (32) Dislike (11) Reply
      Virtually nobody was going to the events anyway. Let's cancel it for the next 10 years.
      • make sense (11/08/2017, 07:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Odd like you people was looking forward to atleast the parade you all love to bad talk one another when in fact you might be front and center watching stop being bias think about everyone not just you #sounding like the old ppeople who complaining buh noise
      • ehhe (11/08/2017, 23:06) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        I agree cancel it for the next ten years and use the money to do other things like building and maintaining proper schools, roads, healthcare system etc.

        Add another ten years for every person that disagrees.... bam
  • Jaigon Jumbie (08/08/2017, 23:09) Like (53) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great decision
  • Tim (08/08/2017, 23:10) Like (42) Dislike (6) Reply
    Very good decision! Everyone's help is needed with the cleaning up process.
  • Freedom! (08/08/2017, 23:25) Like (8) Dislike (20) Reply
    Please these weak so called leaders what about the vistors?
    • Reply (09/08/2017, 17:01) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      whoever is the last looser that speaks to these politicians they go with, so sad for my BVI
  • Opinion (08/08/2017, 23:53) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    I echo the same sentiments great call to forego the rest of the festivities, safety, life and limb come first.
  • Ty (09/08/2017, 00:05) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very good decision indeed. Now just like how we all was coming together to fete and rejoice, we need to come together as one and help our neighbor. We are our brother's keeper. God neither slumber nor sleep. How can some of us talk about wanting to sail on and fete and want dates to be postponed when our neighbor's boat is Sinking. Thy will be done Lord.
  • for sure (09/08/2017, 00:06) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    All hands on deck
  • ehhe (09/08/2017, 05:33) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sell your unused costume on Ebay---- oops BVI bring and boy then take up you shovels and help dig us out of this mess.
  • Citizen (09/08/2017, 07:00) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    OK everyone help to clean, the booth owners prepare food and the monies the government have to pay artist goes to the booth owners. We would have a clean country and Happy people.
  • Exactly (09/08/2017, 08:14) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let us all put aside the differences that we have against each other and band together and get our Island back together. We all have been affected and we have to come together and give each other a helping hand.
  • carrot 14 (09/08/2017, 09:01) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    Carrot Bay activities should remain as should others, if the weather allows it from this point.
  • 1 eye (09/08/2017, 09:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its raining again anyway
  • everything (09/08/2017, 10:23) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cancel everything. Carrot bay too. The place is in a mess. Everything that god do never wrong. You see the rain came, people house got flooded, business places ect. But no one lost their life, no one. We have to be thankful. Nothing wrong if the whole festival get cancelled. Places need to back in order, placed to clean up etc etc.

    Sometimes god test us to see what we would do in certain situation. All this rain and still want to party. We must respect god.
  • Romney (09/08/2017, 11:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give this comment likes for no reason
  • Yes I (09/08/2017, 11:55) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    We alive and well. Let us see how robust our economy is now. Get the money flowing to not only clean put fix our country.
  • Glad to help (09/08/2017, 14:46) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so thankful only my yard got flood out. This morning I made sure to check on my elderly neighbor to make sure she has water and food for the day. Please check on your neighbors and see if they are ok. It is a great blessing that no one lost their lives.
  • 24 carrot (09/08/2017, 20:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    well excuse me for living. sometimes i wonder if something else should drop from the sky on this place.
    you have a way of alienating people who like you.


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