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August 25th, 2023
Premier questions whether VIF&FC should continue to be run by volunteers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– In an effort to bring more accountability to the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has hinted that reviews will be taken to bring more accountability and to resolve challenges.

August 24th, 2023
Approx. $1.8M spent on 2023 Festival events– VIF&FC Vice Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Some $1.8M has been spent on Festival activities for 2023, according to preliminary figures. This information has been disclosed by the Vice Chairman of the VI Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Birchfield B. Lettsome.

August 12th, 2023
VIF&FC announce winners of August Monday Parade 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Parade Sub-committee of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) have announced the results of the judging of entries in the 'August Monday' Parade 2023 in the Virgin Islands (VI) held last Monday, August 7, 2023.

August 10th, 2023
Emancipation celebration in VI is now a 'carnival'- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While criticising the way the VI Emancipation Festival is celebrated in the Virgin Islands, outspoken clergyman Bishop John I. Cline blasted the local emancipation celebrations as one that has become a carnival.

August 8th, 2023
VIF&FC Chairman distances self from East End 'party truck' scandal

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC), Mr Dirk L. Walters has distanced himself from a brewing party truck scandal in the East End/Long Look community where some residents of the community are reportedly upset over not being able to select the performers on the truck.

August 8th, 2023
Revellers bear heat to ‘dazzle’ in August Monday 2023 parade

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In a spectacular display of culture in the Virgin Islands (VI) revellers in this year’s 2023 August Monday Parade in the Virgin Islands (VI) faced the heat to turn out in numbers as the emancipation celebrations took to the street of Road Town, Tortola, for the August Monday Parade.

August 7th, 2023
'Electrifying' Rise & Shine Tramp hits Road Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– As the three-day emancipation holiday gets started today, Monday, August 7, 2023, hundreds of revelers flooded the streets of Tortola this morning, tramping from Port Purcell into De Castro Street to Administration Drive in Road Town, the capital of Tortola for the 2023 Emancipation Rise and Shine Tramp.

August 7th, 2023
VI festival has become nothing but ‘feathers & flesh’- Eileene L. Parsons

PALESTINA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Cultural icon and former legislator Eileene L. Parsons, OBE says as a female of a different generation in the Virgin Islands, she is now embarrassed at what the Emancipation Festival has become, particularly the parade.

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.

August 4th, 2022
‘Teach your children that reparations is owed to them’- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said even as the VI celebrated its various emancipation events, the territory will never be fully emancipated until Britain pays up reparations to the descendants of slaves.

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