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Public can still vote online for territorial song finalists

GIS - Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:34 PM

An arrow showing the banner ad members of the public are being asked to click on to vote for their territorial song choice on bvinews.com

Thursday, May 31 – The public has until Monday, June 4 to vote online for their favourite Territorial Song.

Persons are encouraged to visit www.virginislandsnewsonline.com, www.bvinews.com or www.bviplatinum.com and look for the flashing “Vote Now” black and white banner which directs them to the three finalists’ audio clips and lyrics. Voters may choose one of the three songs.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE DIRECTLY ON BVINEWS.COM

Option one is entitled, “Virgin Islands: Land I Love,” option two is entitled, “Wonder of Creation: The Beautiful Virgin Islands” and option three is entitled “Oh British Virgin Islands”.

Acting Director of Culture Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye said “It is important for members of the public to cast their vote in the online poll and select their choice. This will be crucial in presenting the public’s decision to Cabinet who will make the final decision on the matter.”

Twenty-four submissions were received for the Territorial Song Competition of which the selected three were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of persons versed in music.

The Territorial Dress and Song competition was announced by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn last December following Culture Week 2011 activities. The development of a Territorial Dress and Song is in keeping with Government’s commitment to preserve, enhance and promote the Virgin Islands cultural identity.

This article was posted in its entirety as received by bvinews.com. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of bvinews.com, its sponsors or advertisers.



11 Comments

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  1. interesting...
    June 4, 2012
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    Option 3 was tryin to make a gospel song man, it sounds good, but the music doesnt sound territorial-like.

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  2. Whaaa?
    June 4, 2012
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    Option 1 I like, we need a song that we can look to that says yes we are the VIrgin Islands. Tired of having countries like Trinidad have an awesome song for their national song.. territorial w/e. It is traditional, but easy for anyone to learn… justsayin

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  3. WELL SAH
    June 1, 2012
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    NONSENSE THEM SONGS IS ALLL

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  4. wow
    May 31, 2012
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    Name the popular song from the 80′s, let me see if i agree!!

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  5. silently watching
    May 31, 2012
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    Option 3 is by far the Best!

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  6. Agree
    May 31, 2012
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    Corection: Territorial song

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  7. Agree
    May 31, 2012
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    Correction: Territorial Song

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  8. Agree
    May 31, 2012
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    @ Sisterly Love! I agree with you, that tune is not appropriate for a National Anthem

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  9. Sisterly Love!
    May 31, 2012
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    Why is Option 3 still in this competition? It is not a proper tune for a National Song. Lyrics may be good but the tune got to go.

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    • jen
      May 31, 2012
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      I like the lyrics but the melody came from a popular song in the 80′s.

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    • Indelible
      June 4, 2012
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      Does it matter? There is no Territory called the British Virgin Islands anyway. It ends up being an inappropriate tune for an imaginary place. Hopefully if cabinet is seriously going to consider an official song for the territory greater consideration than an online polling will decide the tune to our culture. Does anyone know if any of the submissions were set to fungi music?

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