Despite the devastation caused by the September hurricanes, the British Virgin Islands is still set to host what is arguably one of the best annual New Year’s events in the Caribbean.
Organisers have confirmed that Foxy’s renowned Old Year’s Night Celebration is back on for December 31.
The event is slated to happen at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar in Great Harbour on the island of Jost Van Dyke.
The annual celebration is known for pulling massive crowds as well as its strong line-up of local and international acts.
Organisers told BVI News that this year’s celebration will primarily comprise local acts.
“The 2017/2018 lineup will include veteran Foxy’s Old Year’s Night DJs, Dj Dre and Dj Avalanche. Event planners are still developing a lineup of musical guests,” event organisers said.
Fall of the empire
This year’s celebration is being dubbed ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’ – a theme that can be described as fitting for the hurricane-ravaged BVI.
“[It is] intended to be a Greek and Roman-themed Toga party. Although the empire may have fallen, Foxy’s is confident that the Virgin Islands, like a phoenix, will rise again from the destruction of the 2017 hurricane season,” said event planners, adding that partygoers should dress in togas or Greek/Roman-wear.
The famed New Year’s Eve event is being planned as government works to restore power to Jost Van Dyke.
Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said recently that the BVI Electricity Corporation is working to deliver power to that island through the West End feeder on Tortola.
As for the three other main islands, the Premier said 40 percent of power has been restored on Tortola, 55 percent power restoration on Virgin Gorda, and 85 percent of power is restored to Anegada.
Several homes, businesses, and infrastructure were damaged following Hurricane Irma on September 6. However, recovery efforts are now said to be in full gear.
This has prompted Premier Smith to declare that the territory was open for business. Owner of the Foxy’s enterprise Feliciano ‘Foxy’ Callwood has publicly backed that declaration.
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