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July 2nd, 2024
Expats require work permits to work @ Festival booths- VI Gov’t reminds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the [British] Virgin Islands gears up to celebrate emancipation from slavery, expatriates are being reminded they need work permits to be employed at any of the booths in the Larina Loretta Jacobs-Lamothe Festiville.

June 28th, 2024
70th Anniversary Festival Village will be @ new reclamation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a move that has met the praises of many, the 2024 Road Town Festival Village will be held at the new reclamation site that hosted the return of the Virgin Islands Music Festival.

June 12th, 2024
70th VI Emancipation Festival Village named after Larina L. Jacobs-Lamothe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main festival village of the 70th [British] Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival will be named in honour of Jost van Dyke native Larina Loretta Jacobs-Lamothe, who is also affectionately known as ‘Rena’.

January 6th, 2024
Gunshot scare at USVI Festival Village was actually fallen table


CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix - In the early hours of Friday, January 5, the festive atmosphere at the Crucian Festival Village was briefly interrupted by a scare that sent attendees into a panic.

August 7th, 2023
‘We need to take back our emancipation village’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Declaring that the people of the [British] Virgin Islands have become an arrogant people, high-minded and self-serving, with a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof, outspoken clergyman Bishop John I. Cline has blasted the current state of affairs of the Festival Village, including the type of artistes being invited to perform.

August 4th, 2023
‘It is totally Free Entry to Coney Island every day’- Dirk L. Walters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Children, children at heart and parents alike would be relieved to know that entry to Coney Island at Irene Penn-Festiville is absolutely free.

August 3rd, 2023
16 fights parted; cocaine & marijuana seized @ Festival Village- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is issuing a strong warning to persons who intend to engage in any form of violence or intend to use any form of illegal drugs while on the Festival Grounds.

June 16th, 2023
2023 Festival Village to be named in honour of Irene F. Penn-O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), has announced that the 2023 Festival Village will be named in honour of former legislator and former Miss BVI, Mrs Irene F. Penn-O’Neal.

July 27th, 2019
Suspect in USVI Festival Village Murder found guilty


ST. CROIX, USVI — Jurors empanelled for the murder trial of Angel Parrilla, Jr., were not convinced by his claim of self-defence and convicted him of murder, assault and weapons charges in connection with a 2018 killing during the Frederiksted Festival activities, the USVIPD Department of Justice said Friday.

July 8th, 2017
Parents told to take responsibility for children in festival village

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Parents have the responsibility to attend to their children during festival activities.” This is a stance rightfully taken by Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Trefor A. Grant.

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