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New license plate for emancipation celebrations

BVI News Online - Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at 11:00 AM

A limited edition license plate will be issued for the first time in the British Virgin Islands in observance of the 60th anniversary of the emancipation celebrations scheduled for next year.

Kye Rymer, Acting Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), has announced that the new plate will be selected from a number of designs to be submitted by members of the public in the form of a competition.

“The artwork competition is open to person of all ages and the winning entry will be the design of a limited edition license plate in celebration of 60 years of festival in the Virgin Islands.”

Rymer also underscored the importance of DMV being involved in the 60th festival anniversary, according to a release from the Government Information Service.

“We thought it was important to come on board as it is an important time in our history; the department felt that it would be interesting to introduce a license plate that would be a symbolic gesture depicting our rich cultural heritage.

“This will be our first time (at the DMV) offering a limited edition license plate and we are hoping to see stiff competition between the designs submitted,” Rymer continued.

Director of Culture Luce Hodge-Smith, in the meantime, echoed the sentiments of DMV, adding that the agency should be applauded for its contributions to the 60th festival celebration.

Hodge-Smith also threw her support behind the limited license plate initiative, saying: “We want to encourage people of all ages with any artistic abilities to provide their designs and be a part of the celebration.”

Persons who have an interest in the artwork competition can retrieve a registration form from the Department of Culture located in the Ward Building, or at the Help Desk at the Administration Complex. They can also go to to download the form. An applicant can submit a maximum of three designs, and the deadline for submission is November 29, 2013.

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  1. .......
    September 26, 2013
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    i would support but my personalized plates from uvi been $75.. idk why the BVI personalized plates is $1000… that price is ridiculous…

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  2. Driver
    September 25, 2013
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    What DMV should do also is,lower the prices of the personalized plates. They would make a lot of money if those plates were at a reasonable price.

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  3. i was hacked
    September 25, 2013
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    first ayo say we HAD to change our PV plates since it was mandatory and would come into effect, it’s been YEARS and people still have them old PV plates.. i paid to have mine change to the news ones. now ayo coming with this? my design will be a paper plate

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  4. Vi
    September 25, 2013
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    At what cost? Not $1000!!! 8-O

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    • Anonymous
      September 25, 2013
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      it may be more than that.:lol:

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