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PHOTOS: Anniversary celebration of H Lavity Stoutt’s birth

Scene from the wreath-laying ceremony for H Lavity Stoutt on Monday. (Photo Credit: Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson)

Several gathered yesterday to participate in the annual wreath-laying ceremony for the territory’s First Chief Minister, Hamilton Lavity Stoutt.

The territory celebrated yesterday (March 5) as a public holiday in lieu of March 7, which is the late Chief Minister’s Birthday.

Parliamentarians from both government and the opposing Virgin Islands Party attended the ceremony.

Among those officials were Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie, and Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr.

Below are some highlights captured by Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson:



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  1. ...... says:

    Some in the photo underminded stoutt’s vi party

  2. Das says:

    Question: Why have a National Wear when no one not even our elected officials will wear it. If you are going to make noise about national pride and BVI Strong then one should lead by example. I notice the men in the shirts but the ladies have on all form of styles made from the material but not the one that was chosen. Are they, not happy with it. I guess it’s time to return to the drawing board and come up with a new design.

  3. Lin says:

    I thought Brenda Smith looked nice!

  4. ALEVEL says:

    Who could wear that high waist dress they agreed to as official dress? We were told that the fabric is what matters, any style is good as long as one sports the fabric. Lets encourage the use of the fabric on such occasions. Let’s go.

  5. Goodness says:

    They put back on that weight. My goodness.

  6. VIslander says:

    Celebrating HL Stoutt is great and must continue. We now need to celebrate all past Chief Ministers/ Premiers.

    Could all be recognized on the same day. Folks pls don’t get all twisted in a know. I am not saying to create another holiday.

  7. Strupes says:

    Why only he celebrated .. Celebrate ALL our heroes

  8. Retired says:

    Fahie get back he —— me son!

  9. @ALEVEL says:

    What nonsense! We either have a national dress or we do not have one! Only in the VI. Lots fluff no substance.

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