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‘This year’s VG Fest would have been epic!’ Patrice Roberts was among lineup — Organiser

Franklin Walters.

Chairman of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Sub-Committee Franklin Walters said this year’s staging of the sister island event would have been one to remember, had it taken place.

The 53rd staging of the event was scheduled for April 11 and would have concluded today, Monday 13.

“Plans were progressing good, you know. We had everything in place, the lineup was probably just a day out before the first shutdown came,” Walters told BVI News.

“It was ready to rumble. We had Patrice Roberts and her band, R City, Cool Session Brass and Pumpa. Saturday was her (Patrice Roberts’) birthday, and she was the headline for the village opening. So that would have been epic. They (patrons) would have [had a good time], believe you me,” he added.

Roberts is a popular soca singer from Trinidad with hits like ‘Carry On’, ‘Old and Grey’ and ‘Not one thing’.

People would have benefitted

Walters, in the meantime, said this year’s festival would also have benefitted residents and business owners across the board.

“It would, more or less, be like a stimulus package for Virgin Gorda because the activities would create business for car rentals, hotels and all these different things,” the sister island’s festival committee head stated.

He said that he is unsure whether the festival would still be held this year.

“For my part, I would not. I would plan for a better festival next year. That would be my thoughts, but I don’t know if other committee members have any other ideas. For me it has passed, let’s move forward and plan better for next year,” Walters stated.

The festival, like others, was postponed due to the threat of the coronavirus, which forced the authorities to shut down the territory’s borders and place the BVI under lockdown.

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  1. vip heckler says:

    I am glad that it was cancelled because up to yet we ant get an account of how the money was spent last year. No money for the VIP to thief this year

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  3. like really says:

    the world in crisis n you talking festival. dude go sit down with that ishhhhhh. recommend the immediate removal of his post

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  4. Chosen says:

    With all what is happening in the world that is what you all are thinking of vg festival sick humans time to look towards repentance

  5. Chosen says:

    With all what is happening in the world that is what you all are studying vg festival and bacannal praising the devil

  6. Smurf says:

    Festival? negro go sitdown, the damn world in crisis, dog and all can’t find bones to bite yet you coming with your BS about festival? 3 kids I have in school writing CSEC this year, think about the amount of money I spent on 11, 10, and 9 subjects respectively as a single mother now my kids don’t even know if or when they going to write these exams.
    Thank God it cancel, we still have to pay our bills and no work, so go sit down and suck your damn thumb

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  7. @smurf / @like really says:

    Reading n understanding is hard i see….the Guy clearly said he wants to move forward…He also said if its up to him he doesnt think there should be festival and it should be left until another time…. yall jus reading headline and not reading what was said….Two ayuh is who need to siddung and read n understand

  8. ouch says:

    Yeah…screw that.Let them Trini and who ever sit down. Jesus… get a life and stop moaning over spilt milk.You bored or something..go bake some bread and read a book.

  9. Chosen says:

    Man from what is happening around the world that is what you all are thinking of you need help my friend

  10. Lucky dude says:

    There is a serious problem with some of us people,especially most of the ones of the African race. You try to do good, they f—–g complain. You do bad, same thing. African descendent you people need to try and uplift yourself instead of complaining about every little stupid thing.

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