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Frank Mahoney named 'Music Fest Dad'

BVI News Staff - Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Frank Mahoney (centre), the founder of BVI Music Fest, was also the promoter and organiser of last year's jazz and blues concert series. * Photo credit: Team Photoshop

The new committee responsible for organizing the BVI Music Festival this year has thanked the committees for organizing the event in the last 12 years.

“As I mentioned that BVI Music Fest is in its 12th year so I must include and acknowledge all past committee members for carrying the torch, keeping it well lit, and passing it onto us to ensure this exciting community festival happens,” President Carnel Cline said.

Cline added: “It was our very own Virgin Islander Mr. Frank Mahoney and his committee who started the event, this was his brain child. I would be remiss if I did not deservedly praise and thanks upon him for his foresight, however, as every parent anticipates, a child does grow older and moves on but despite moving out of the house, the child always loves its parent and never forgets what its parents did for them, so we say thanks to Frank, our Music Fest dad.”

The committee also thanked Daniel “Pops” Cline and Alfred “Al” Henley, whom it said were also at the helm of Music Fest for the past few years.

“They chose to take on this responsibility for the same reason we have:  to take care of home and benefit our own community. We thank them too and hope that we can continue to call on them as we now try to pick up where they left off,” Cline said.

Cline noted that this event is held each year in Cane Garden Bay (CGB) and the community has always been welcoming and supportive of this event.

“We want to thank the people of the ‘Bay’ for their support and faith in the committee. All future Music Fest celebrations held in Cane Garden Bay must co-exist with this CGB community,” he said.

“As a ‘Bay’ man myself, we understand that while our community may directly benefit from the event, we also directly shoulder the intrinsic responsibilities and inconveniences that come with Music Fest. At the same time, because we know that the tangible monetary benefits the whole of the Virgin Islands community, we are happy to bear those responsibilities and live with the temporary inconveniences.

“So speaking not only as the president but also speaking as a ‘Bay’ man, I want to thank the government, on behalf of Cane Garden Bay, for finding it necessary to keep the event in CGB, and we hope that never changes,” the Music Fest president said.

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  1. April 29, 2012
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    wow i know :twisted: :-x :-|

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  2. critic
    April 24, 2012
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    everything this guy leaves in a hole

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  3. VILander
    April 24, 2012
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    I wonder if he told u ppl he wanted any title.

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  4. What a ting
    April 24, 2012
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    I don’t think he was the chairman or a board member that was the present House Speaker Ms. Scatliffe and Joseph Smith’s event. They could have said don’t bring any of the artist at any time. But typical Tortola the man is being thanked for an event he created and managed successfully for 8 years. if this event is bringing in 4 million imagine what 8 years brought in. Smoke on that hater.

    Not a man jack will argue Frank put on the best events in the BVI bar none!

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  5. crying
    April 24, 2012
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    It about time you all honor the people who created there time of investment to make the BVI which belong to all of us a better place. If you dont the country will fall.
    Be Thankful Good Job Mr Mahoney

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    • devil advocate
      April 24, 2012
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      Its a new committee! What do you mean about time they honor anyone. Y’all just full of drama.

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  6. BVI grown
    April 24, 2012
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    That is the Jazz and blues concert they are speaking of.

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  7. Interesting
    April 24, 2012
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    Was he not the one that also promoted the event for National Park Trust that left them in a Deep really Deep Hole.

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    • devil advocate
      April 24, 2012
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      Has nothing to do with what Frank did for the MusicFestival! Why are you all so negative? Always trying to bring something negative into the story. Frank did great for the Music Festival.

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