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August 5th, 2022
Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta on today, August 5, 2022

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) continues its celebration of Emancipation 2022 across the territory, the next stop is the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta which opens today, August 5, 2022, in Carrot Bay.

August 4th, 2022
East End/Long Look stages well received mini festival & cultural parade

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Communal Association (VICA) in association with the East End/Long Look community has successfully staged a mini festival and parade of its own yesterday, August 3, 2022, as part of the 2022 Emancipation celebrations.

July 23rd, 2022
‘Pre-festival Calypso Review’ set 8pm tonight, July 23, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ahead of the annual August Emancipation Festival in the Virgin Islands (VI), a 'Pre-Festival Calypso Review' is happening tonight, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Festival grounds in Road Town Tortola.

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”.

August 1st, 2020
VI's emancipation was a deadly fight to freedom - Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the COVID-19 pandemic has turned virtual, the usual mass gatherings and events associated with Emancipation Day Celebrations in the Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has urged residents to remember the meaning behind the day.

August 5th, 2019
‘Exercise care & vigilance on roads’- Hon Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In light of the horrific accident that claimed the life of a man this morning, August 5, 2019, at Fahie Hill, Tortola, authorities are calling on Virgin Islanders and visitors alike to take precautions as they partake in the 2019 Emancipation celebrations.

August 6th, 2018
VI Emancipation: Hon Fahie implores residents to avoid pitfalls of ‘modern slavery’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “As a Territory and as a people, while we celebrate and make our celebration the most meaningful, we must recommit to avoiding the pitfalls of all forms of slavery…We must recommit ourselves to the fullest form of Accountability, Transparency and Good Governance.”

August 11th, 2016
‘Let’s take back our Jouvert’- Antonio Tuckett aka Daddy Pitt

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Leader of the IPM band Mr Antonio Tuckett aka Daddy Pitt has gone public calling for the return of Rise and Shine (Jouvert) to its former glory as he claims the sugar has lost its sweet in this regard.

July 27th, 2016
RVIPF cautions against domestic assaults during Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Sergeant Kendolph Bobb of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Family and Juvenile Unit says that while the annual festival celebrations should be enjoyable, typically this time of year presents an increase in the number of domestic assaults and is urging individuals again to take a time out instead of resorting to violence or abusive behaviour.

August 14th, 2015
‘We have lost the reason for the season’ – Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka on his Umoja talk show last evening August 13, 2015 suggested that the territory seems to have lost the reason for the season when it comes to the Emancipation celebrations.

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