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July 27th, 2023
UPDATE: VIF&FC apologises to JTV over 'kick out' from Prince & Princess Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local media house Japhix Television (JTV), has indicated that it has received an apology from the Virgin Islands Festival and Fair Committee Chairman (VIF&FC), Mr Dirk L. Walters over an incident that resulted in the media house being 'kicked out' of the recent Prince & Princess Show on July 23, 2023, and its live online stream of the event discontinued.

August 2nd, 2022
August Monday Parade returns after 2-year absence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a 2-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the highlights of the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival- the August Monday Parade- made a successful return yesterday, August 1, 2022.

July 11th, 2022
‘I am personally not aware of any vendors that are owed’- Festival Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Dirk L. Walters has said he is not aware of any vendors being owed by the VIF&FC).

June 15th, 2022
VI Emancipation Festival slated for July 24-August 5, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Plans are underway to host the 2022 Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival from July 24 to August 5, under the slogan ‘Celebrate Freedom for Me and You, BVI Festival 2022’.

April 4th, 2022
Dirk L. Walters & Dj Bertrum tipped for Chairman & Vice of Festival Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre is that Dirk L. Walters and Birchfield Burton Lettsome aka DJ Bertrum have been tipped for Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC).

May 14th, 2021
VIF&FC announces 'August Festival' 2021 theme & slogan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Festivals & Fairs Committee is proud to announce the selection of the official 2021 VI Festival Theme and Slogan.

March 18th, 2021
Cabinet approves Khalid A. Frett as Chairman of VI Festival & Fairs Committee

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cabinet at its meeting on March 3, 2021, decided that Acting Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Mr Khalid A. Frett be appointed Chairman until March 26, 2022.

June 11th, 2020
Carnel D. Clyne resigns as VIF&FC Chairman

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Moments ago it was announced, at the 9th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA), that Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Carnel D. Clyne has resigned.

August 20th, 2019
Forget the blame game; get the ‘music on par’- David Thomas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A local entertainer, band manager and businessman has urged local entertainers to stop the blame game and work together on bettering their music in order to reap the rewards at the level they so desire.

August 18th, 2019
'$50K spent on Bunji Garlin is money gone' - Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As post-mortems on the just concluded 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival continue, a local musician and promoter has said past and present leaders of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) have struggled to understand that the Virgin Islands Festival is neither a carnival nor a music festival.

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