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August 9th, 2023
Revellers gyrate their way to Long Bay, Beef Island in EE Rise & Shine

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The highly anticipated Rise and Shine in East End on Tortola this morning, August 9, 2023, drew hundreds of revellers who gyrated their way to Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and some even daringly took a plunge off the bridge before reaching Long Bay beach on Beef Island.

August 6th, 2023
Anika M. Christopher is Miss BVI 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Moments ago, Anika M. Christopher was crowned Miss BVI 2023.

August 6th, 2023
‘Slavery is slavery boss! I ain’t going nowhere jumping up’- L. Allen Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Some 1,000 revellers are expected to storm the streets of Road Town for the August Monday Parade to celebrate Emancipation from slavery; however, don’t look for former Financial Secretary and D8 political candidate in the recently concluded 2023 general elections, Mr L. Allen Wheatley, to be a part of the procession.

August 2nd, 2023
‘I don’t believe in livestreams’ unless in certain instances– Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chairman of the Virgins Islands Festival & Fairs Committee Mr Dirk L. Walters said moving forward the Committee is looking to have a better relationship with the media, as it pertains to how coverage of Emancipation Festival events is done.

August 1st, 2023
Calypsonians not getting themselves ready for festival events – Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Mr Dirk L. Walters has pointed out that a majority of local calypsonians are not producing materials in time for local festivals and shows.

July 15th, 2023
Food handlers for upcoming festival events urged to get certified

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Food handlers looking to participate in this year’s 2023 festival activities are being urged to get certified and take advantage of upcoming food handler sessions on certification.

June 22nd, 2023
Kes the Band for VI Emancipation Festival 2023– Premier

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), while singing Kes’ ‘Wotless’ live on radio, has announced that the Trinidad and Tobago-based musician and band will be headlining the 2023 Emancipation Festival stage show in the Virgin Islands (VI) scheduled for August 5, 2023.

June 15th, 2023
Demand high for early bird tickets for 2023 VI Emancipation Festival- VIF&FC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The rush for early bird tickets for the 2023 edition of the Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival has forced the organising committee to print more early bird tickets.

August 16th, 2022
'Time is the bigger issue more than money'- VIF&FC Chairman Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Chairman Mr Dirk L. Walters has committed to having the financial and other reports of the recently concluded Emancipation Festival ready in a matter of weeks.

August 9th, 2022
Emancipation Festival events were 'largely incident-free' - RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting a largely incident-free August Festival as it relates to events specific to the celebration.

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