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UPDATE: Anasazi Dancers win big at August Monday Parade

The BVI Anasazi Dancers have emerged as the big winners following the announcement of results in this year’s Road Town Parade today, August 9, 2013 with wins in both the Children’s and Adult Troupe Categories. Photo: VINO
A sea of large, colourful and enthusiastic troupes were the order of the day as the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival’s Annual August Monday Parade kicked off yesterday, August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
A sea of large, colourful and enthusiastic troupes were the order of the day as the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival’s Annual August Monday Parade kicked off yesterday, August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Newly crowned Miss BVI, Ms Rosanna Chichester featured among several pageant queens and contestants along the parade route. Photo: VINO
Newly crowned Miss BVI, Ms Rosanna Chichester featured among several pageant queens and contestants along the parade route. Photo: VINO
The surprise entry for this year’s parade appeared to be the St George’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church who displayed an African themed set and had a fair-sized group of persons. Photo: VINO
The surprise entry for this year’s parade appeared to be the St George’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church who displayed an African themed set and had a fair-sized group of persons. Photo: VINO
Reigning Calypson Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce also featured in the parade line-up. Photo: VINO
Reigning Calypson Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce also featured in the parade line-up. Photo: VINO
As is customary, the popular moko jumbies were also present and in full effect. Photo: VINO
As is customary, the popular moko jumbies were also present and in full effect. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Legislators at yesterday's parade, L-R Hon. Marlon A. Penn, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton, Dr The Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering. Photo: Team of Reporters
Legislators at yesterday's parade, L-R Hon. Marlon A. Penn, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton, Dr The Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering. Photo: Team of Reporters
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 2013 Emancipation Festival's August Monday Parade in Road Town on August 5, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Anasazi Dancers have emerged as the big winners following the announcement of results in this year’s Road Town Parade today, August 9, 2013 with wins in both the Children’s and Adult Troupe Categories.

The group also won the King and Queen prize and placed second in the Floats Category to the BVI Heritage Dancers Group for the parade which was held on August 5, 2013.   

Other winners include the Althea Scatliffe Twirling Striders, BVI Elite Sky Dancers and St George’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church.

The Showtime band has also seized the Road March Crown for a seventh time. 

See full parade results below:

 

Children Traditional Majorettes

1st - Althea Scatliffe Twirling Striders

2nd - Dynamic Twirlers

3rd - Fete T'Niques

Traditional Moko Jumbies

Adult - BVI Elite Sky Dancers

Children - BVI Elite Sky Dancers

Individual

1st - Moviene Fahie

2nd - Kazak

3rd - Britingo

Floats

1st - BVI Heritage Dancers

2nd - BVI Anasazi Dancers

3rd - Treasures of the BVI

Floupe

1st - St. Georges Anglican Church

2nd - Experience Panama

3rd - Rotary Clubs of the BVI

King/Queen

1st - BVI Anasazi Dancers

2nd - Treasurers of the BVI

Adult Troupe

1st - BVI Anasazi Dancers

2nd - Treasures of the BVI

3rd - Intrigue Festival Troupe

Children’s Troupe

1st - BVI Anasazi Dancers

2nd - Treasurers of the BVI

Road March Champs

Showtime Band - Sort Out

 

See previous story posted August 6, 2013

Large, colourful contingents mark August Monday parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A sea of large, colourful and enthusiastic troupes were the order of the day as the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival’s Annual August Monday Parade kicked off yesterday, August 5, 2013.

The parade featured entries from the Anasazi and Intrigue dancers who were ably supported by Showtime and VI Showtime bands respectively as well as entries from the BVI Rugby Football Union, The Rotary Club, Alexandrina Maduro Primary and Treasures of the BVI among others. Members of the Splash Band also put in an appearance at this year’s parade following their recent comeback.

The surprise entry for this year’s parade appeared to be the St George’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church who displayed an African themed set and had a fair-sized group of persons.

Pageant queens, including the newly crowned Miss BVI, Ms Rosanna Chichester, headed the parade contingent which also featured entrants from the Prince and Princess show and Miss Teen BVI pageant among others. Calypso Queen Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce was also a feature in the parade contingent.

There was also a tremendous show of crowd support for the various bands and contingents that wove their way along Waterfront Drive as hundreds thronged to the roadside along the parade route. As is customary, the ever popular moko jumbies were also present and in full effect.

Several troupes from previous years were noticeably absent, however, this did not seem to negatively affect the turnout from residents.

34 Responses to “UPDATE: Anasazi Dancers win big at August Monday Parade”

  • Substitute Lover (06/08/2013, 09:40) Like (26) Dislike (6) Reply
    The costumes were very colorful & pretty but organization & timing was very POOR in reference to distance, there were too many long drawn out GAPS! This was the worst carnival ever!
    • Really (06/08/2013, 13:19) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      Please give me a break!!!
    • george w. touch (06/08/2013, 19:50) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      me agree with Substitute Lover...the comment is on point!!!!
    • NOT TRUE!!!! (07/08/2013, 15:36) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
      It was not the worst "FESTIVAL" ever!!! Yes, there were gaps and the committee needs to look at that. Mr. Blyden was quite of place to hurry along the Althea Scatliffe Primary School when they were performing by Clovers.... The organisation of the parade was extremely poor. They bring up all the queens first, then you have the majorettes and other troupes following which does not make any sense. The queens are simply sitting on a vehicle and waving. The majorettes and other action troupes are doing a 5 min. routine, so it is going to get congested. My suggestion is to put the majotettes or other troupes between the queens!!! My Golly, they are doing the same thing every year and it's not working, but because they have been the "committee" for ages they are not open to suggestions. Then they don't want the troupes to perform by Clovers, because they are not judging there anymore. So the whole crowd must go where the judges are? The troupes performed for the Seniors, and they performed en route, not only for the judges, but for the "SPECTATORS" as well. You cannot have all action troupes one behind the other! Makes no sense. I presonally enjoyed the colors and the majority of the entries. I liked St. Georges Church entry, and the performance by Althea Scatlife Primary School. The parade started at a reasonable time, but because of the line-up of the entries the flow was not executed well.
  • ccc (06/08/2013, 09:55) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope they step up the start time next year
  • Moral Fabric Lost (06/08/2013, 10:54) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is appalling the conduct of some persons in troupes grinding on each other whether laying on the road, bending over ESPECIALLY WITH LITTLE CHILDREN AROUND!! Then we wonder why the little children are starting to have sex at younger and younger ages.

    Leave that nonsense for the bedroom. Is that what the slaves were doing when they were freed??

    There was one troupe who were chanting this one particular song it's getting hot in here finished with a curse words and make it worse in front of the judges with children in the troupe.

    Shameful!!
    • the rock (09/08/2013, 16:25) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
      yes I agree 100%..the troup that won first place are to damn x-rated..no one should have to see the panty linings of an individual!
  • kudos (06/08/2013, 12:17) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    ALTHEA SCATLIFFE PRIMARY SCHOLL TWIRLING STRIDERS........ you guys did a GREAT job!!!!!!
  • ta ta (06/08/2013, 13:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    beside the late start it was nice
  • boy george (06/08/2013, 13:23) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    me lov to wath dem semi naked girls some ah dey few tings worth looking at.
    • old lady (07/08/2013, 11:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      well lets wait until the lady with the OBE start to complain about the skimpe costumes
  • good job (06/08/2013, 13:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was a great day parade. I am sure they will make adjustments for the big 60. But they need to work on that from now MB.Also it was great to BVI Splash Band, and De Squad AKA Prime Time back again.
  • bystander (06/08/2013, 15:45) Like (9) Dislike (72) Reply
    I AM COMING FROM OVERSEAS AND FROM WHAT I SEE, THESE POLICE ARE NO HELP FOR THE MARSHALL AT ALL, I LISTEN WHEN A MARSHALL ASKED 2 COPS TO ASSIST THEM IN GETTING THE PEOPLE TO MOVE BACK FOR THE JUDGES TO SEE THEY WERE IGNORE.

    I SEE WHY IT DONT HAVE MUCH BVI COPS IN THE FORCE, THESE COPS ARE JUST HERE FOR A MONEY POCKET.
    • Locally made (06/08/2013, 20:31) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply
      @bystander
      Your comment makes no sense at all especially at the end. It is for that very reason why it should have more locals in the force if what you are saying is indeed true. By the way, how did you know that the officers who were asked to assist are not locals? These officers worked very hard during the festival and we need to stop criticize and assist in whatever way we can as a people. We are always quick to jump on the police whenever the simplest of things happen but whenever they do a good job, we do not commend them. After all, they are not robots but human beings like you and me.
      • bystander (07/08/2013, 09:37) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        I GUESS YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE DUMB COPS THAT DID YOU ASSIST. YOU COPS ARE LAZY COME TO MY COUNTRY AND WHEN ANY MARSHALL ASKED FOR ASSISTANT TO GET PEOPLE TO MOVE BACK IT IS GIVEN IN FULL FORCE. WE DONT WASTE TIME TO PUT THINGS IN PLACE.

        YOU GUYS WAIT UNTIL A ROBBERY OR DEATH TO START RUNNING YOUR MOUTHS AND WHEN THE MEDIA PUT IT OUT THERE YOU GUYS WANT TO COVERED IT UP LIKE THE MEDIA BRINGING WRONG NEWS WHEN THE MEDIA HAVE IT ALL DOWN PACK WITH YOU WICKED CROOKED COPS IN THE BVI.

        NEXT THINGS COPS SEE WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE, AND I WOULD SAY THIS CHECK THE FORCE COUNT THEM AND TELL ME HOW MANY BVI ISLANDERS ARE COPS IN THERE, JUST ASKED AND YOU SHALL HEAR. SO LOCALLY MADE YOUR NAME SAID IT ALL THAT YOU ARE A LOCAL FOOL NOW LOL.
  • work it (06/08/2013, 19:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    i recognized the hard work of all the people involved
  • bystander (07/08/2013, 07:48) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm too old to appreciate the late start and the many gaps in the parade!!!
  • . (07/08/2013, 15:03) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Too many roadside vendors...You dont see this in st thomas.
    • Guess (08/08/2013, 12:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      obviously u don't be in st thomas because st thomas it don't have any space for raod side vendors. The parade is on main street where as in tola the parade is on the main raod. Dumb Dumb.
  • The same Trucks (07/08/2013, 17:28) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The same big trucks!! Every Year dam! give the other trucking companies a chance. Bet is the SAME Person choosing the same trucks for the same event, same friend/family member every year.
    • homegrown (10/08/2013, 10:17) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I guess your truck aint get no work......Is ok boo boo maybe another time
  • Tobin Frost (08/08/2013, 13:17) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Why Champagne look like he all up on partner maaan. You know what Tobin mind your business they look comfortable.
  • visitor (08/08/2013, 13:42) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Dynamic Twirlers costume was on point with the theme. Love the costume and the mixed tape; both factors was relative to the culture of the B.V.I.

    Splendid job, LM.
  • c (09/08/2013, 14:27) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    congrats Anasazi
  • Sun Hot (09/08/2013, 14:40) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think a parade start time of 2:00 pm is good, nobody ain't coming out earlier in the hot sun- real troupe or sidewalk troupe. Why the heck you all want the parade to start at 12 with 35 troupes? That makes sense. Have the parade start later so the sun is cooler and people can actually enjoy it without being baked.
  • popa (09/08/2013, 15:35) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    they deserve to win they had it going on
  • Curious George (09/08/2013, 16:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok just curious, what is the prize money for the winners and what do they do with the money. Do they put it towards next year’s costumes to cut down on the cost to participants (who by the help to win); have a party for the troop members or is it enough so everybody gets a little something? Like I said I was just curious.
    • bvi (09/08/2013, 18:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's not enough to keep a victory party. That should answer all your questions.
  • leader (09/08/2013, 18:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well deserved I joining that troop next year for the 60th anniversary
  • great (10/08/2013, 07:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good parade, late start but that didn't bother me I usually come down at 3 pm
  • fox rat (10/08/2013, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These troupes should base their costumes on the festival theme but most of them do not.
  • disgraceful (10/08/2013, 11:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Conduct portrayed in portrayed in these parades are shameful.. These ladies and young girls have no respectful for themselves. Gyrating on one another, doing sexual thing.

    God is Not pleased!
  • Purpose (11/08/2013, 01:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nudity!!! Is this how We Celebrate Emancipation, marking 179 years Freedom from Slavery (1834). Its time for Us to wake up, lets get out of this Immoral, Rascal and Sinful Mentality. Its high time we start Celebrating Emancipation the Right way, the Only true way, which is the Godly way. If We call ourselves the Godly Nation/Island,then we need to live by the principles of God's Word. Its time for US to learn from the past and move forward, make improvements in our personal Lives, Pray for God's Intervention in our Homes, Schools Communities, Government and a Country as a whole. Lets also Glorify God for bringing for bring US thus Far and For the Greater things that HE is doing and He will Continue to Do in our lives Individually, Homes, and Country. Lets be Who God wants to Be, and Get reed of Sinful, Immoral, Lustful, and Hypocrite Ways and Allow God use Us to His Glory.
    Also the Bible Says:Romans 12:1
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    #A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE!!! God Bless.
  • *Queela* (05/07/2014, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i love the performance nd every thing but the fete teniques costume was awesome nd yhe routine ain no waii tht alyhea hav to win everything because dehhmm deh mighty mighty scattlife ,not only because i love majorettes dosent mean i don knoo how there suppose to look i have spinning sticka from 3 years nd they dont perfrom
    lively but ! it okaii


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