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DMV to launch commemorative license plate for 70th Festival

Kye Rymer

Communications and Works Minister Kye Rymer announced that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is set to launch a special commemorative license plate in celebration of the 70th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival. 

Rymer said the limited-edition commemorative license plate would symbolise the spirit of freedom and pay homage to the territory’s remarkable journey.

The DMV’s acting Commissioner, Gregory Skelton, emphasised the importance of creating a lasting memento for the 70th Emancipation Celebration. 

Skelton invited residents to participate in the initiative by submitting their designs for the license plate. The design competition runs until June 7, and entries can be submitted via email to [email protected] or directly to the department. 

The commemorative license plate will feature the inscription “Virgin Islands” at the top and “Nature’s Little Secret” at the bottom.

Elvia Smith-Maduro, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, said the initiative aims to ensure that future generations continue to honour the territory’s history and traditions while fostering unity and celebrating diversity in the community. 

Smith-Maduro added, “Together, we can keep the spirit of emancipation alive as we ‘Celebrate our Freedom, Live in Unity as BVI Festival turns 70.”

She praised the DMV for its timely initiative and expressed hope it would help keep the spirit of emancipation alive as the BVI Festival turns 70. Smith-Maduro also emphasised the need to celebrate the strength and resilience of the people of the territory.


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  1. Pointless exercise says:

    No ones going to see these plates if the vehicles stuck in a pothole in two feet of flood water.

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  2. Hmm says:

    So, we’re back to old slogan (and it should be Secrets with an “s”)…. Why are we flipflopping?!!!

  3. LOL says:

    so we done with BVI Love?

    • Well says:

      …someone already got paid for it so no need to use it anymore. Mission accomplished…funds paid out so there is no more BVILove!

  4. smh says:

    Pave the roads in celebration of the 70th too nuh!

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  5. 284 VI says:

    It was always Nature’s Little Secret

    BVI Love is just a slang

  6. So says:

    Only when it is good they want to take the credit? Weak


    is saying )> let me give them the president Biden look

  8. customer says:

    launch new cashiers also please . the cashiers you guys have there need to go bad customer service . those cashiers to comfortable there who aint on them phone talking while you have to wait on them there gossipn on the side .

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  9. And the driving says:

    is still utter crap. Focus enforcing better driving , more road courtesy and sign and pedestrian crossing adherence.

  10. late but good idea says:

    This idea should have come out at least a year ago but I like the idea of generating revenue this way. At least it’s not a party.

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