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Emancipation 2022: Post pandemic J'ouvert dubbed a major success

-return of highly anticipated event was well attended
The return of J'ouvert for the 2022 Emancipation Celebrations was considered a major success today, August 1, 2022, as hundreds of revelers took to the streets in Road Town, Tortola. Photo: VINO
The revelers moved off from the Port Purcell Roundabout and moved all the way to the back of the Central Administration Complex with lots of energy with the music blasting in the wee hours of the morning. Photo: VINO
The revelers moved off from the Port Purcell Roundabout and moved all the way to the back of the Central Administration Complex with lots of energy with the music blasting in the wee hours of the morning. Photo: VINO
The revelers started out at around 4:00 am and the procession ended after 8:00 am this morning on Emancipation Day. Photo: VINO
The revelers started out at around 4:00 am and the procession ended after 8:00 am this morning on Emancipation Day. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the 2022 Emancipation day J'ouvert. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the 2022 Emancipation day J'ouvert. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the 2022 Emancipation Day J'ouvert. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the 2022 Emancipation Day J'ouvert. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the 2022 Emancipation Day J'ouvert. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the 2022 Emancipation Day J'ouvert. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The return of J'ouvert also referred to as 'Rise & Shine' for the 2022 Emancipation Celebrations was considered a major success today, August 1, 2022, as hundreds of revelers took to the streets in Road Town, Tortola.

The revelers moved off from the Port Purcell Roundabout and moved through the streets all the way to the back of the Administration Complex with lots of energy and the music blasting in the wee hours of the morning.

As part of the procession, there were three major trucks with music, the largest being the ‘Vibe’ band with the other trucks branded Flow and the CCT. 

The revelers started out at around 4:00 am and the procession ended after 8:00 am this morning on Emancipation Day.

While there were a few scuffles along the J'ouvert route, overall, the event was considered to be largely incident free.  

11 Responses to “Emancipation 2022: Post pandemic J'ouvert dubbed a major success”

  • one eye (01/08/2022, 18:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice mon
  • freedom (01/08/2022, 18:57) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look people mehson
  • Peter (01/08/2022, 21:23) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    I hope COVID does not raise its ugly head. I hope everyone has a good time and nothing bad happens. Party hardy everyone.
    • @Peter. Stop the negativity. (02/08/2022, 04:26) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
      COVID was meant to keep us in Slavery...When you see people by the thousands having fun.." That's what freedom look like ". We deserve it. We not going to give it up easily..
  • Major ...Naah (02/08/2022, 04:22) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Success 1 to 10 ten been the high Mark. 1 would say a 5.5. I was there. The turn out was good, there is a lot of room for improvement with the music and the bands...I Remember Vybz N Sugar band east end 2019 that was mass excellent Vybz hold them own them Jam, they were not as good yesterday..The other band had the Sound but not the jouvey touch.. I think next year will be better.. they really tried though....U don't have to play just your songs add a few popular songs to the mix..Yep..
    • facts (02/08/2022, 08:06) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      I agree with you. Vibe didn’t sound like the band we loved a few years back. They don’t have that musical touch anymore. Yesterday was a walkathon, just the riddim box and noise. Our music has died. The bands from here taken up the USVI style.
      • We Love em’ (05/08/2022, 11:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Speak for yourself we love vIBE ayo don’t but WE do….The musical touch is still there. You so listening with your personal feelings and not ears. every band on the road has a rhythm box not only VIBE
  • Outlet (02/08/2022, 06:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    People needed an outlet the BVI Under so much pressure. These events may help lessen the stress in communities, doctors nurses, etc for a while. People may now able to think and act more responsible they celebrated in their own way.
  • @ Peter (02/08/2022, 07:05) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    THAT WAS WELL PUT , YOU TOOK THE WORDS OUT BOT MY MIND , AND LET ME ADD SOMETHING ELSE , IF I MAY ( I HOPE THE IDIOTS BEHAVE THEMSELVES AND ENJOY AND CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL , EMANCIPATION IN PEACE AND LOVE FOR ALL HUMAN BEINGS PEACEFULLY . AMEN / ????
  • A Sound and Peaceful Mind (02/08/2022, 10:46) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    When we are truly free there will be no need for celebration of the world, the flesh and the devil. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.
  • not me (03/08/2022, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm not going round a set of ppl wearing balaclavas.
    .drama.


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