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VG Easter Festival Parade 'virtually' starting on time today!

- VG holds virtual Easter Festival by sharing pictures of previous festivals on social media
Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley has been catching the vibes of Easter festival and giving persons at home something to remember and smile about through photos of previous festivals. Photo: Facebook
Some of the photos of previous festivals on Virgin Gorda shared by Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley. Photo: Facebook
Some of the photos of previous festivals on Virgin Gorda shared by Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley. Photo: Facebook
Photos of a hat parade from a previous festival on Virgin Gorda as shared on Facebook by Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley. Photo: Facebook
Photos of a hat parade from a previous festival on Virgin Gorda as shared on Facebook by Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley. Photo: Facebook
Photos of a calypso competition from a previous festival on Virgin Gorda as shared on Facebook by Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley. Photo: Facebook
Photos of a calypso competition from a previous festival on Virgin Gorda as shared on Facebook by Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley. Photo: Facebook
 Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) at the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Parade on Monday, April 22, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) at the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Parade on Monday, April 22, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival would have been climaxing today, Monday, April 13, 2020, with the annual Easter Monday Parade along Lee Road.

The annual celebrations were set for April 11 – 13, 2020 and the weekend would have undoubtedly seen hundreds, if not thousands, converging on the sister island for activities such as cultural food fair, fisherman’s tournament, calypso competition, and nightly entertainment in the festival village.

Instead, the Territory is on a 14-day lock-down in its fight against Novel Coronavirus.

Virtual festival!

This; however, has not stopped some persons on Virgin Gorda, including Ninth District Representative and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley, from catching the vibes of Easter Festival and giving persons at home something to remember and smile about.

“We decided that we are having a festival still but a virtual festival, so we just post the pictures from whenever you have. For example, tonight [Sunday] would have been Calypso night, so we posting all those who are competing. It’s just living a fantasy,” Honourable Wheatley said.

Early start to parade!

"Well well well, looks like the parade going actually start on time today, I just drove through and see Troops lining up already. Had to take a photo of mi gal Rose. Happy Easter Monday all. More pics to come later, lil tired after Jouvert," Hon Wheatley wrote on one of his picture posts on Facebook today, April 13, 2020.

The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival would have been celebrating its 53rd anniversary this week.

20 Responses to “VG Easter Festival Parade 'virtually' starting on time today!”

  • lol (13/04/2020, 11:55) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE VG PARADE WILL BE STARTING ON TIME
  • PAC (13/04/2020, 11:57) Like (6) Dislike (23) Reply
    No money for the VIP to squander and keep this year. Ah glad!
    • @ PAC (13/04/2020, 12:59) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      no! no! the NDP are the thieves not VIP go audit the festival books from 2012 to 2018. You will be shocked
  • virgin gorda (13/04/2020, 11:59) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    We surely miss Bertie in these hard times
  • Gooood Ting (13/04/2020, 12:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look forward to another 53 of Virgin Islands Celebrations
    • vip (13/04/2020, 15:17) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      People don’t have money to pay their rent but money to spend on carnival where they had to postpone so I is a landlord I need my money when the next month hit
      • @VIP (13/04/2020, 20:29) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        Who TF spend money??? Ayeeeeee ppl like you is who does really piss me off evil behind!!!
  • Yes (13/04/2020, 12:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    What happen ro the rest photo quite interested .. .vg happy festeval 2020
    ...lol
  • 2020Q (13/04/2020, 12:46) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    Some nasty photos. Would anyone come out their house to show how they grind? Or open their windows for all invites to see? If not, why do you party (celebrate) this way?
    • sorry (13/04/2020, 15:35) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I posted the same thing but for some reason they chose not to post my comment .. disgusting animals mating in public! Wonder kids are the way they are today
  • vip (13/04/2020, 12:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The landlords will get their money
  • sorry (13/04/2020, 13:03) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    But I find those photos being displayed vulgar! Looks like animals mating in public. And little children watch this no wonder they grow up thinking this is normal totally disgusting . These are the best photos you can post i didn’t bother looking at the others. Thank God it was post poned , I’m sure I will get a lot of nasty remarks but keep sex in the bedroom
    • @ sorry (14/04/2020, 03:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      so what is your personal opinion about the same-sex behavior in our country....Clearly understand your opinion about the festival and its influence on our little children???
  • next year (13/04/2020, 13:07) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bigger than ever before..
  • Peaches (13/04/2020, 15:41) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Instead of bringing these nasty photos from last year (who cares), you all should have been having prayer on behalf of the Caribbean and the world during this crisis.
  • @the ppl of the BVI (13/04/2020, 20:31) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Grow TF UP!!!
  • mmm (14/04/2020, 05:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yeah....that's Caribbean ppl.Two extreme..no in between.Its either party and drink sex or....church.Both are banned so....life is over as far as many are concerned..pathetic....go plant some food.
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