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August 16th, 2022
No communication with ex-Premier Fahie to date- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since his arrest in Miami on April 28, 2022, ex-Premier of the Virgin Islands Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has not communicated to the people of the territory.

August 3rd, 2022
Mini Cultural East End Parade set for 1:00 pm start today, August 3, 2022

EAST END, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival winds down to a close, all roads will lead to East End for a Mini Cultural Parade today, Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

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 20th, 2022
August Tuesday Festival Horse Races are on!- Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- One of the Virgin Islands’ most anticipated activities during Emancipation Festival, the August Tuesday Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, will be happening after all.

July 18th, 2022
RVIPF/BVICCHA rolling out 'Family Fridays' initiative

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) together with the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association are launching an initiative dubbed Family Fridays in hopes of generating some excitement for family time around the dinner table.

July 17th, 2022
‘Warm up Tramp’ to start @ Purcell & end @ Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that it has been a ‘historical event of Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival, the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) has been successful in coordinating the return of “Tramp”.

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’.

June 14th, 2022
Trishelle A.A. Dawson wins BVI Jr Tablescaping Competition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB&FC) kicked off its first-ever Junior Tourism Week with the BVI Junior Tablescaping Competition on June 12, 2022. The event was won by 17-year-old Trishelle Aalyiah Angelique Dawson.

March 16th, 2022
Festivals will happen ‘in some shape or form’- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Now that the Virgin Islands is learning to live and work in this COVID-19 era, efforts are being put in certain events that had to be postponed or reduced to a virtual experience. This includes the VG Easter Festival and VI Emancipation Festival.


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